Care for Caregivers: Tell Your Story

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

Home & Family 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, …

Take the Road to Safer Driving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Vince McKelvey Bob Rankin, of suburban Cincinnati, spent part of his working life overseeing training, so it was only natural that, once he had taken an AARP Driver Safety course, he’d want to teach it. “They were talking about getting instructors,” said Rankin, 80, who spent 43 years with Ryerson Inc., a metals distribution company. “When I was working, I was the regional manager of training, and I said, ‘This looks pretty neat.’ ” That was in 2004. Now, as …

Uncork Your Inner Artist at Wine Party

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family A special event at Cheers to Art in Madeira on Saturday, May 17, will bring AARP members together to uncork their inner artists. Attendees can sip wine while an art instructor leads them in painting a Fountain Square scene in acrylics. No art experience is needed: The Cheers to Art staff offers simple, step-by-step instruction for painting the fountain scene on a 16-by-20-inch canvas. The studio provides all the supplies: canvas, paint, brushes, apron and easel. Cheers to Art is …

Ohioans Spread Some Good

Posted on 12/4/2013 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Home & Family During the first two weeks of September, every Walgreens store in Ohio accepted Spread Some Good donations of $1 or more at checkout registers.  A total of $13,322.26 was donated by Walgreens customers statewide for this AARP Drive to End Hunger project. Donations totaling $10,990.01 will be used by the Ohio Association of Foodbanks to make a bulk purchase of low-salt, low-sugar peanut butter for 12 food banks across the state.  Another $2,071.65 donated in the Greater Cincinnati area will …

Join us this Fall for special events in Cincinnati

Posted on 09/9/2013 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Home & Family AARP Ohio Meet & Greet events connect members to special places and people. Fall activities include educational and architectural tours of Cincinnati Museum Center, William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Plum Street Temple, Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, and recreational activities at Mount Airy Forest. All of these exclusive member events are free with advance registration. Just another way AARP creates real possibilities by connecting your with others. Explore Cincinnati with fellow AARP members. Activities …

How to Keep Your Pet Safe while on the Road: 5 Tips for Driving With Pets

Posted on 05/15/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee, Vice President & National Director, AARP Driver Safety, Education and Outreach You’ve probably seen the ironic bumper stickers claiming “Dog is My Copilot.” It may be a play on words, but it’s also frequently true. According to the American Pet Product Manufacturers Association, 84 percent of pet owners say they take their pets on the road with them. Sure, Fido may love the wind in his face and the smell of chicken in the air, but …