Finding fulfillment in a Life Reimagined

Posted on 07/29/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Ohio | Volunteering Bill Schwarber enjoyed a long career as a special education teacher in Solon City schools. “As an educator of children, the 30-year retirement carrot was dangled in front of me. In my mind this was too hard to pass on. So I bit. I enjoyed my new life.” An avid cyclist, he and his wife logged several thousand miles in 45 states. He also enjoyed cooking, fishing, home-remodeling, and gardening. But he knew he wanted to do something more. “[I] …

See Ohio’s role at American Civil War Museum in Tiffin

Posted on 07/24/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Ohio With over eight unique and hands-on exhibits, The American Civil War Museum of Ohio is the one of the best places to learn about the cause, effect, and outcome of the American Civil War on past and current generations. On August 16th AARP members can tour the museum free of charge. This 90-minute guided tour features exhibits that explain factors leading up to the war, technology used during the war, and much more. Member also will learn about Ohio’s role …

Mix & Mingle at Ice Cream Social in Clintonville

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Ohio AARP members are invited to enjoy a free sweet treat and meet fellow members at an ice cream social we are hosting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, August 15, at the Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams location in Clintonville. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to answer questions and to let you know what else AARP is doing in this community and others across the state. Our ice cream social is free but participation is limited so don’t …

Care for Caregivers: Tell Your Story

Posted on 07/15/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Ohio AARP is asking caregivers across the state to weigh in on what services could help them most. Answers will be collected and shared with policymakers to help meet the needs of Ohio families and reduce the costs of long-term care. At any given time, about 1.7 million Ohioans are serving as family caregivers, providing services valued at $17.5 billion annually. Supportive services for caregivers could result in more Ohioans continuing to live at home rather than moving into institutional care, …

Scorecard promotes policies that support independence

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Ohio Ohio ranks 44th compared to other states in report released Thursday, June 19: “Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers.” “This report highlights where Ohio is making progress and where we should continue to secure improvements in serving individuals and families with long-term care needs,” says Jane Taylor, state director for AARP Ohio. “It is noteworthy that of the 26 measures, Ohio improved on 8 measures, …

Yoga and tour aim to refresh mind and body

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Ohio Relax with an exclusive introduction to Yoga for AARP members and a leisurely stroll through spectacular vistas at Cox Arboretum and Gardens in Dayton. Step inside the building at Cox Arboretum on Wednesday, July 9, to meet fellow AARP members and stretch into an introduction to Yoga at 4:10 pm. Or not. If Yoga isn’t you style, simply take the guided tour 5-6 pm and escape among trees, shrubs, specialty gardens, mature forests, and prairies. Visit the Tree Tower to …