Governor’s Race Highlights Different Approaches

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Ohio By Ben Lanka Voters in Ohio will have a critical decision to make this fall in choosing the state’s next governor. Gov. John Kasich (R) and Cuya­hoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald (D) head a ballot that includes candidates for state attorney general, treasurer and secretary of state as well as 17 state Senate seats, all 99 state House seats and all 16 U.S. House seats. Kasich, 62, served 18 years in Congress before becoming governor in 2011. FitzGerald, 46, previously …

Seminars offer tips to control your financial future

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Ohio Get tips about saving and investing, so that you can take control of your financial future, at one of the financial planning seminars that AARP is conducting this fall at libraries throughout the Columbus area. AARP is offering free — absolutely no strings attached — interactive financial planning seminars that are open to all at no cost whether or not you are an AARP member. “A certified financial planner will present information and answer your questions,” said AARP Ohio staffer …

Spread Some Good opens to assist pantries

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Ohio | Press Starting today (Wednesday, August 27, 2014) and continuing through Wednesday, Sept. 17, all 272 Walgreens stores in Ohio and Northern Kentucky will accept Spread Some Good donations of $1 or more at checkout registers to supply peanut butter to local food pantries across the state. “AARP Ohio initiated Spread Some Good four years ago when pantries reported senior hunger had risen dramatically,” Mike Barnhart, who volunteers as state president for AARP Ohio, said at this morning’s news conference kicking off …

Life Reimagined 5K open to everyone

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Ohio Are you looking to try something new? Looking to shake things up a little? AARP is offering Real Possibilities for Life Reimagined in Cincinnati. No matter your age, if you have imagined walking or running in a 5K timed event, this one is for you! Life Reimagined can help you rediscover what you want to do with your life, and help you get ready for your Life Reimagined 5K Run-Walk starting at Theodore M. Berry International Park along the Ohio …

Ohio 50+ Voters Worry About Falling Behind

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy | Ohio COLUMBUS, OH – AARP today released a new election-year survey showing that Ohioans age 50+ who are likely to vote in the November election worry about their financial futures. Many of those who are not now retired worry that a secure retirement will be out of reach for them. Voters 50+ say they want to see candidates focus on improving their financial security, as they believe their incomes are not keeping up with the cost of living, especially health costs, …

Your help has never been more important

Posted on 08/6/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Ohio | Volunteering It’s never been more important. Elementary school students in kindergarten through third grade are learning to read. After third grade, they are reading to learn. In Ohio, students must pass the state reading proficiency test in order to advance from third to fourth grade. Eighty percent of students who have not learned to read by fourth grade end up dropping out of school before graduation. Seventy percent of America’s prison population reads at below fourth-grade level. AARP Experience Corps needs …