What’s HOT in 2015? Dynamic volunteers

Posted on 01/21/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Volunteering If you want to have fun and make a difference in your community, then volunteering with AARP may be your ticket to an exciting 2015. Your options are many, so we are  hosting events where you can pick up information and explore the possibilities by talking with current volunteers over refreshments. Among the Real Possibilities you could choose to explore: Becoming a Life Reimagined guide to help people of all ages, members and nonmembers in the greater Cincinnati area, discover …

Stay Informed: Join Online Community

Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering To deepen its connection with members, AARP Ohio is encouraging those who enjoy social media to become part of its online community. Members who “like” AARP at facebook.com/aarpoh or “follow” at twitter.com/AARPOhio can get news, discounts and notices about AARP events. In addition, members can sign up for email updates at aarp.org/yes2emailOH. “Through these online media tools, members can stay informed and share strategies to make their lives better at 50-plus,” said Valerie Disalvio, AARP program specialist. AARP offers online …

Tutors get a Boost from Helping Students

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

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 …

Finding fulfillment in a Life Reimagined

Posted on 11/29/2014 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

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 …

Your help has never been more important

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

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 …