Valerie Disalvio is Program Associate for Communications and Community Outreach at AARP Ohio.

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Nominate an Inspiring Volunteer for the 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 05/25/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Ohio |

By: Clayton Eberly, AARP Ohio Communications Intern The Andrus Award for Community Service honors volunteers who embody the spirit of AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, and believe in the power of the individual to spark change and improve their communities one act at a time. According to Dr. Andrus, “It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live. … The human contribution is the essential ingredient.” Recognition of those whose passion for service – …

AARP urges support for Ohio Caregiving Act

Posted on 05/9/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Ohio |

The Ohio Caregiving Act, introduced by state Sen. Peggy Lehner of Kettering, will enable more Ohioans to opt for in-home care by formally designating a family caregiver. Similar legislation enacted in Oklahoma resulted in significant reductions in healthcare costs and hospital readmission. The bill also recognizes the critical role that millions of Ohioans play in the lives of their parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings and other loved ones who rely on them for the help they need to live safely at …

Love Cincinnati’s murals, but not all the walking? Come roll with us!

Posted on 05/6/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Ohio |

By Nicole Ware, Associate State Director for AARP in Cincinnati Cincinnati has a love affair with the arts. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that Cincinnati has over 100 murals. Now members, art lovers, and history buffs can conveniently see 20 of the most beautiful, talked about, historically significant murals in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky from the comfort of your seat. Through this Cincinnati Murals Bus Tour, designed especially for you, you will be able to get off …

Meet the Neighbors with Wine, Conversation and AARP

Posted on 05/6/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Ohio |

By Clayton Eberly, AARP Ohio Communications Intern How well do you know your neighbors? What better way to get to know someone than over a glass of wine? You can now get to know the people in your community at AARP’s Meet the Neighbors event. Don’t miss an opportunity to talk to intriguing new people over a glass of wine with engaging, light hearted get-to-know-you activities. You may even win a prize or two! “Research shows that many people would …

Age Friendly Cleveland Planning Summit

Posted on 05/4/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Ohio |

By Doug Tayek, Associate State Director of Outreach for AARP Ohio in Cleveland   The City of Cleveland is in the midst of their second year of their five year commitment to become more “age-friendly” and on Tuesday, April 12, AARP Ohio joined the City of Cleveland’s Department of Aging to host the Age Friendly Cleveland Planning Summit. The day-long event was held at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, and the goal of the planning summit was to convene …

AARP Ohio Reviews are in for CEO Jo Ann Jenkins’ Speech on Disrupt Aging

Posted on 04/25/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Ohio |

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins spoke at The City Club of Cleveland on Friday, April 8, 2016 in support of her new book, Disrupt Aging.  AARP Ohio was honored to host a number of our community partners, volunteers and leaders to hear Ms. Jenkins speak.  To watch or listen to the event, please visit The City Club of Cleveland’s website. Here’s a roundup of reviews from AARP Ohio volunteers: Mike Barnhart, state president:  Disrupt Aging, what a powerful concept!  Jo …

Volunteer recognition important during National Volunteer Week and all year long.

Posted on 04/13/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Ohio |

By Kelley Neal, AARP Ohio Volunteer Engagement Specialist It’s National Volunteer Week! During this week AARP in Ohio pauses to recognize the amazing things our volunteers throughout the state do for those 50+. From visiting elected officials to helping people protect themselves from fraud to bringing caregivers together for information and support, our volunteers make a positive impact in and for their communities every day. Did you know that the value of each hour a volunteer works is estimated to …

Opening Day filled with Baseball, Fun and Fighting Fraud

Posted on 04/6/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Ohio |

By Nicole Ware, Associate State Director, AARP in Cincinnati Opening Day in Cincinnati was Monday, April 4, 2016 at Washington Park. AARP celebrated the unofficial holiday with members and fans in Washington Park where we hit a home run by preventing fraud and identity theft. Several were surprised at their score after they took the “Are You an Easy Target for Scanners?” quiz. Those who joined the AARP Fraud Watch Network to get timely tips to fight fraud and identity …

AARP Welcomes Columbus into Network of Age-Friendly Communities

Posted on 03/24/2016 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Ohio |

By Tamara James, AARP Ohio Interim State Director The City of Columbus was welcomed into the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities yesterday at Columbus City Hall. In Ohio, only Columbus and Cleveland have been accepted to the network. In 2012, AARP became the exclusive affiliate in the United States of the World Health Organization’s global network. Since that time, 77 communities in 28 states and Washington DC have entered the AARP/WHO network, which means that 41 million Americans now …

AARP urges thank you notes for veterans at D-Day Conneaut

Posted on 08/28/2015 by <a href="" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Ohio |

Written by Laura Martin, AARP Ohio Communications Intern Approximately 20,000 people gathered at Conneaut State Park this past weekend (August 21-22) to watch the annual reenactment of D-Day in Normandy, France, coordinated by D-Day Conneaut. The reenactment aims to honor and commemorate the Allied and Axis soldiers who bravely fought in World War II, and AARP Ohio was there encouraging visitors to write thank you notes to our veterans. Having the second largest veteran membership in the United States, “AARP …