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— Can you catch a con artist? Learn how con artists target victims, test your knowledge to see if you’re an easy target for scammers, and pick up some free giveaways to help you stay one step ahead of the bad guy. Then have a soda and pop some popcorn in your mouth as you watch the free movie screening of Catch Me If You Can, which is based on a true story. AARP members and guests are invited to attend …

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— Every day, Americans lose money and control of their personal information to scams and fraud. Everyone is at risk, Ohioans included. A Westwood resident reported that they were searching online for a restaurant and was suddenly urged to call a mysterious number due to an online error. Scams are becoming more and more prevalent online and it’s important that we know how to recognize them. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (better known as IC3), there were over …

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— If you have always wanted to tour the beautiful, mystic historical churches of downtown Dayton, now is your chance.  This tour will start at Westminster Presbyterian Church and proceed to First Baptist Church, three blocks from Westminster. You’ll drive to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and we will dismiss at the Dayton Art Institute where you will receive a $10 coupon (while supplies last) that can be used for the current exhibition, the gift shop, or the coffee shop. Plus you’ll …

Sen. Rob Portman, let, is facing a challenge from former Gov. Ted Strickland.

— By Benjamin Lanka Ohio voters will have a clear choice for senator on Nov. 8. Incumbent Rob Portman, 60, a Republican, and challenger Ted Strickland, 75, a former Democratic governor, offer different approaches on what should be done with Social Security and Medicare. Social Security will be a key issue for Congress, because unless it acts, the program will be able to pay only about 75 percent of promised benefits after 2034. AARP’s Take a Stand campaign is pressing presidential …

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— Joys and Challenges Facing Military Caregivers featuring MG Antonio M. Taguba, USA (Ret.) and Meg Kabat, Department of Veterans Affairs Thursday, September 8th 2pm ET/1pm CT REGISTER HERE After his parents became ill, Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba and his siblings found themselves unprepared to care for them. Faced with tough decisions about health and finances, they found a way to care for their parents the best they could. Join Major General Taguba and Meg Kabat, National Director, Caregiver Support …

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— Greek constellation mythology is fascinating for children and adults alike. But some stories are not meant for children’s ears. Astronomer Dean Regas will share the best, grossest, sexiest stellar legends from Greek mythology including Zeus’ affairs, gory deaths, the castration of Uranus, and the real origin-story for the goddess Venus. This adults-only version will have you cringing and laughing like an ancient Greek. You’ll also be able to peer through the telescope at the night’s sky. As an AARP member, …

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— Don’t miss seeing dazzling costumes, jewelry, and film stills from the British hit drama Downton Abbey®. Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times explores British fashion between 1912 and the early 1920s, a period of great change bookended by the sinking of the Titanic and the dawn of the Jazz Age. This spectacular exhibition shows the progression of both women’s and men’s fashion. Many of the costumes are constructed of original fabrics and embellishments from the early 20th century; others …

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—   AARP helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities, and fights for the issues that matter most to families. If you’re interested in having fun and making an impact with new friends, then volunteering with AARP might be the perfect solution. Come and learn more about AARP volunteer opportunities, and use your time and talents to serve people just like you. “Not only do I enjoy the many events that AARP brings to our communities, …

Peter-Rosenberger

— Unstuck! Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver With Humor featuring Peter Rosenberger Thursday, August 25th  7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT Listen up family caregivers: humor is an expression of a healthy heart — not a defense mechanism! After more than 30 years as a family caregiver for his wife, Gracie, including 78 operations, 60 doctors in 12 hospitals and $9 million in medical bills, Peter Rosenberger has learned: it’s OK to laugh! Join him for this free online event …

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— AARP created Life Reimagined Checkups for people who would like some help focusing on what really matters to them so that they can gain a greater sense of fulfillment and reach their full potential. A Life Reimagined Checkup is two-hour workshop whereby a trained volunteer leader will use a complimentary journal, moderated discussion and videos to help people evaluate where they are, what’s most important to them, identify their talents and strengths, and begin to plan for a future that …