You can hear AARP national leader in Cleveland

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Ohio AARP national leader Nancy LeaMond will speak about the “Impact of an Aging America” at noon on Monday, November 10, 2014, at the City Club of Cleveland. Executive Vice President for AARP’s State & National Group, Ms. LeaMond will discuss how the aging of America already has started to reshape all sectors of society. She will touch on the major challenges and opportunities for communities and businesses that come with an older population. Ms. LeaMond is a national thought leader …

Spread Some Good takes bite out of hunger

Posted on 10/16/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Ohio Ohioans have donated the equivalent of 545 tons – or 64,068 jars — of low-salt peanut butter to local food pantries across the state by contributing to Spread Some Good, a Drive to End Hunger project sponsored by AARP Ohio and Walgreens stores. Individual contributions of $1 or more from 56,655 customers at 265 Walgreens stores over a three-week period (August 27 through September 17) have checks totaling $85,584 being delivered to the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, Wesley Community Services …

Catch a Bengals game with AARP

Posted on 10/10/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Ohio Have fun getting to know AARP in the Jungle Zone at the Bengals football game in Cincinnati on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. The Jungle Zone is open from 10 am until 1 pm for the AARP pregame party. No game ticket is needed to join the fun in the Jungle Zone, located in the east plaza level of Paul Brown Stadium, just off Elm Street; however, AARP members can order discount tickets for this game. Stop by the AARP table …

Take control of your financial future

Posted on 10/3/2014 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 …

Where Do Candidates Stand? Here’s Help

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Ohio On Nov. 4, Ohio voters will decide who will represent them in the U.S. House of Representatives. Each of the state’s 16 congressional districts is up for election. To help Ohioans make informed decisions at the polls, AARP has prepared a voters guide showing candidates’ public statements on issues such as Social Security, Medicare and saving for retirement. The candidates’ positions are presented side by side, giving voters an easy way to compare their views. AARP does not endorse candidates …

Care for Caregivers: Tell Your Story

Posted on 09/26/2014 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, …