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By Nicole Ware, Associate State Director for AARP in Cincinnati Cincinnati has a love affair with the arts. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that Cincinnati has over 100 murals. Now members, art lovers, and history buffs can conveniently see 20 of the most beautiful, talked about, historically significant murals in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky from the comfort of your seat. Through this Cincinnati Murals Bus Tour, designed especially for you, you will be able to get off …

Three Happy Adult Mom Friends Celebrating Something with Glasses of White Wine.

How well do you know your neighbors? What better way to get to know someone than over a glass of wine? You can now get to know the people in your community at AARP’s Meet the Neighbors event. Don’t miss an opportunity to talk to intriguing new people over a glass of wine with engaging, light hearted get-to-know-you activities. You may even win a prize or two! “Research shows that many people would like to find a new friend. Here …

AARP volunteers and staff from California, Florida, New York, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas gather in San Antonio.

AARP leaders from the nation’s most populous states gathered in San Antonio this week for talks about the Association’s work in communities, which aims to fully engage members and non-members alike. For nearly three days, AARP Texas volunteers and staff hosted peers from California, Florida, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Combined, the population of the seven states comprise more than 142 million Americans. The AARP leaders held a broad range of discussions, including conversations about how to strengthen AARP’s …

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Mother’s day is almost here! If you are thinking about scheduling last minute flower deliveries beware! With thousands of online flowers being ordered, crooks have hit a new low of setting up fake online flower shops, and then promoting then all over the internet. They attract buyers by claiming to have cheap prices, but in reality are just taking your credit card info and, you guessed it, not delivering flowers. Make sure to research the seller. Do your homework and …

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                        Michele Scheib, AARP Gen X Blogger/Volunteer Spring means the home improvement stores will begin to fill with people like myself, getting the supplies we need for the new deck or house renovation project. At certain stages in our lives, these do-it-yourself hobbies take greater demands of time and energy. We juggle our creative visions, growing families, and the “if it’s not one thing, it’s another” maintenance list. Investing …

Close the Gap

AARP Maine is proud to sponsor the Eastern Trail Alliance Annual Meeting. Please join the Eastern Trail Alliance and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine to hear more about the Close the Gap campaign. Wednesday, May 25th, 5:30-7:30pm Clambake Restaurant, 358 Pine Point Road in Scarborough The event is free, but space is limited. RSVP by May 15 to 207-284-9260 or Nancy@easterntrail.org. Maine’s Eastern Trail is a 65-mile stretch of bicycle and pedestrian path- both on and off road- from South …

Participants in the Age Friendly Cleveland Planning Summit

By Doug Tayek, Associate State Director of Outreach for AARP Ohio in Cleveland   The City of Cleveland is in the midst of their second year of their five year commitment to become more “age-friendly” and on Tuesday, April 12, AARP Ohio joined the City of Cleveland’s Department of Aging to host the Age Friendly Cleveland Planning Summit. The day-long event was held at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, and the goal of the planning summit was to convene …

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Every year, AARP honors an outstanding volunteer who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members with the Andrus Award for Community Service. Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older that should receive AARP’s most prestigious Connecticut volunteer award? The deadline is June 3 so you have exactly one month to nominate them. AARP Connecticut will donate $3000 on behalf of the Andrus winner to an eligible non-profit organization of …

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AARP Virginia to Host Dinner Group in Midlothian Midlothian_ Join AARP Virginia at the next Dinner Group on Tuesday, May 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Camdela’s Pizzaria and Ristorante Italiano, Ivymont Square Shopping Center, 14235 Midlothian Turnpike. This event is open to all AARP members and their guests.   Attendees can expect to meet other AARP members in the Midlothian area and enjoy a 15 percent discount on their dinner entrée. There will not be a seminar …

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It’s time to put winter behind us and shift gears to spring activities. AARP is offering four activities in collaboration with the Massabesic Audubon Center in April and May. Whether you are exploring avian adventures in spring or building a container garden, you won’t want to miss the fun! The line-up of events, locations, and RSVP information follows: Avian Adventures in Spring: Classroom Exploration Thursday, April 28, 2016.  7:00 to 8:30 pm Massabesic Audubon Center; 26 Audubon Way; Auburn, NH …