AARP opposes action on land lines in lame duck session

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy | Ohio COLUMBUS, OH – AT&T has returned to the Ohio Statehouse once again asking the state legislature to adopt a proposal that would have rural Ohioans lose their copper land line service, and also would deny them fiber optic cable service. AARP Ohio opposes moving this complex proposal during the lame duck session and is urging more study before legislators consider this proposal. Following is a statement by Jane Taylor, state director for AARP Ohio: “We must always be watching and …

Tutors get a Boost from Helping Students

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Ohio | Volunteering By Sarah Hollander We all have that teacher we remember decades later, the adult who took a real interest in us when we were kids. For James Williams, that teacher was Ms. Yancy. Her special attention made him consider a career in teaching. Williams went into banking, but his interest in teaching never waned. Now 71, the Shaker Heights retiree has become a classroom fixture through Experience Corps, a national AARP literacy tutoring program. He spends 15 hours or more …

Event offers sessions to stay fit, healthy

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Ohio Meet fellow AARP members who want a healthy and active life when we gather at Personally Fit Wellness Center in Moraine to try 15-minute breakout sessions on Better Balance, Improved Memory with movement and staying independent by Getting Stronger. Be sure to arrive by 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, so you don’t miss anything. Breakout sessions continue through 4 p.m. at Personally Fit Wellness Center, 3578 Kettering Blvd., Moraine, OH 45439. Healthy snacks will be served. Personally Fit Wellness …

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 …

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 …