Lebanon history buffs lead free mansion tour

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events Invite a friend and meet us in Lebanon for a free and exclusive tour of the historic Glendower Mansion. Glendower Mansion, which overlooks downtown Lebanon, was erected in 1845 and given the name Glendower by its original owner, John Milton Williams, to honor the Welsh prince and hero Owen Glendower. A premium example of residential Greek Revival architecture found in Ohio, its exterior features include Ionic and Doric columns, classic carved cornices and porticoes and a hipped roof with a …

AARP Appoints Transition Team in Ohio

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Press AARP Regional Vice President Rawle Andrews Jr. announced that, after a long and successful career driving positive social change for AARP members and Ohio residents of all ages, Ohio State Director Jane Taylor is retiring effective April 13, 2015. In thanking and wishing Jane well on her “What’s Next”, Andrews closed by stating, “With Jane’s departure, AARP Ohio’s Manager of State Operations Tamara James will step in as interim State Director, and Luke Russell, AARP Ohio’s Associate State Director for …

Help for New Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By Nicole Duritz Forty two million Americans provide support to older parents, spouses and other loved ones. If you’re caring for a loved one, you may not think of yourself this way, but you are likely a family caregiver. Maybe you took on the role suddenly, or perhaps the responsibility evolved over time. While each family situation is unique, you can learn a lot from those who have been on this path before you. Here’s some advice from AARP and …

Fight Fraud at free Shred & Recycle events

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events AARP is working with community partners to help you protect yourself and your family from identity theft by shredding, destroying and recycling documents and disused digital devices that contain your personal information. “It’s best to shred old bank statements, tax returns, credit card receipts and other such household paperwork before they fall into the wrong hands,” says Ed Cokley, a Dayton volunteer who leads Fraud Watch Network activities for AARP Ohio. There is no charge to have bags or boxes …

Renewed Effort to Improve Guardianship Rules

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Sarah Hollander Every year, thousands of Ohioans become wards of the court, dependent on others—sometimes strangers—to handle their affairs. And every year disturbing stories surface of abuse by the very guardians assigned to help them. There are exorbitant fees for routine services. Furniture, art and lawn equipment go missing. Some guardians never visit during the waning days of a ward’s life. The stories run the gamut and break the heart, said state Rep. Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville), one of a …

Hey Dayton! Have fun making a difference

Posted on 03/30/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events | Volunteering If you’re interested in having fun and making a difference in your community, come out to meet AARP Ohio volunteers and hear more about how you can get involved. Stop by to pick up information, talk to volunteers over refreshments and explore these Real Possibilities to make a difference in Dayton: Help plan and assist at AARP-sponsored events like Movies for Grown Ups, AARP Day at the Ballpark with the Dayton Dragons, and more. Become a Life Reimagined guide and …