Here’s how to prevent Tax ID theft

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Local Resources | Money & Work | Ohio To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the education campaign to help prevent scammers …

What’s HOT in 2015? Dynamic volunteers

Posted on 01/21/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Ohio | Volunteering If you want to have fun and make a difference in your community, then volunteering with AARP may be your ticket to an exciting 2015. Your options are many, so we are  hosting events where you can pick up information and explore the possibilities by talking with current volunteers over refreshments. Among the Real Possibilities you could choose to explore: Becoming a Life Reimagined guide to help people of all ages, members and nonmembers in the greater Cincinnati area, discover …

AARP opposes First Energy request for subsidy

Posted on 01/9/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy | Ohio AARP Ohio opposes an unnecessary and costly First Energy proposal, now pending before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), which would force customers to subsidize some of its power plants through a surcharge on their electric bills. The added fee would cost customers an estimated $3 billion over the next 15 years. “This is a bad deal for Ohio consumers,” said AARP staffer Bill Malcolm, who monitors utility issues in this region. “Worse, First Energy’s proposal is contrary to …

Being a Family Caregiver Isn’t Easy

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Ohio By Susan Ruiz Patton Janina Sawicki put her children through college by taking care of aging women in her home in the 1980s. Now one of her daughters is using what she learned at home and at college to take care of her mother. Sarah L. Becker, of Dayton, has been looking after Sawicki, 80, who has dementia, for more than five years. “I said for years, if something happened to my mother, I want to take care of my …

Stay Informed: Join Online Community

Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Ohio | Volunteering To deepen its connection with members, AARP Ohio is encouraging those who enjoy social media to become part of its online community. Members who “like” AARP at facebook.com/aarpoh or “follow” at twitter.com/AARPOhio can get news, discounts and notices about AARP events. In addition, members can sign up for email updates at aarp.org/yes2emailOH. “Through these online media tools, members can stay informed and share strategies to make their lives better at 50-plus,” said Valerie Disalvio, AARP program specialist. AARP offers online …