Ohio 50+ Voters Worry About Falling Behind

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy | Ohio COLUMBUS, OH – AARP today released a new election-year survey showing that Ohioans age 50+ who are likely to vote in the November election worry about their financial futures. Many of those who are not now retired worry that a secure retirement will be out of reach for them. Voters 50+ say they want to see candidates focus on improving their financial security, as they believe their incomes are not keeping up with the cost of living, especially health costs, …

Your help has never been more important

Posted on 08/6/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Ohio | Volunteering It’s never been more important. Elementary school students in kindergarten through third grade are learning to read. After third grade, they are reading to learn. In Ohio, students must pass the state reading proficiency test in order to advance from third to fourth grade. Eighty percent of students who have not learned to read by fourth grade end up dropping out of school before graduation. Seventy percent of America’s prison population reads at below fourth-grade level. AARP Experience Corps needs …

Care for Caregivers: Tell Your Story

Posted on 08/4/2014 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, …

Finding fulfillment in a Life Reimagined

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

Events | Ohio | Volunteering By Deb Jaquith                                                                                                                                      AARP Experience Corps 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 …

Many Ohioans at high risk of online financial fraud

Posted on 07/28/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Ohio A new AARP study identifies an online victim profile based on 15 key behaviors and life experiences that increase a person’s vulnerability to online fraud. The report, “Caught in the Scammer’s Net”, a survey of 11,741 adults, including 1,018 in Ohio,  finds that 1,100,000 Ohio Internet users may be at increased risk of being victimized based on this new profile. The study, which compared victims and non-victims, finds that it is the combination of online behaviors and life experiences that …

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 …