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, …

Ohio 50+ Voters Worry About Falling Behind

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy | Ohio COLUMBUS, OH – AARP earlier released an 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, taxes …

Governor’s Race Highlights Different Approaches

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Ohio By Ben Lanka Voters in Ohio will have a critical decision to make this fall in choosing the state’s next governor. Gov. John Kasich (R) and Cuya­hoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald (D) head a ballot that includes candidates for state attorney general, treasurer and secretary of state as well as 17 state Senate seats, all 99 state House seats and all 16 U.S. House seats. Kasich, 62, served 18 years in Congress before becoming governor in 2011. FitzGerald, 46, previously …

Life Reimagined 5K open to everyone

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Ohio Are you looking to try something new? Looking to shake things up a little? AARP is offering Real Possibilities for Life Reimagined in Cincinnati. No matter your age, if you have imagined walking or running in a 5K timed event, this one is for you! Life Reimagined can help you rediscover what you want to do with your life, and help you get ready for your Life Reimagined 5K Run-Walk starting at Theodore M. Berry International Park along the Ohio …

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 …

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 …