Some highs, lows of new state budget noted

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy AARP Ohio State Director Tamara James issued the following statement on the newly adopted state biennium budget: “AARP is pleased that Medicaid Expansion remained a priority for Governor John Kasich and members of the Ohio General Assembly when they approved the Ohio biennium budget. Their approval means more than 500,000 Ohioans, many of them low-wage workers with no benefits, will continue to receive health coverage through Medicaid. “Unfortunately, the final version of the “Healthy Ohio” plan requires the Director of …

Workshops Help You Secure Financial Freedom

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Finances 50+ | Money & Work Feeling overwhelmed by debt? There is a way out. AARP is offering Financial Freedom workshops to help working Ohioans develop personal plans to pay off debt, choose the best bank for their savings and determine when to start collecting Social Security benefits. Designed for workers ages 50 to 64, the workshops will be held during lunchtime or evening hours in July and August. Locations include Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and some rural communities. “Too many blue-collar Ohioans do not see …

Want to start a business? SBA offers workshops

Posted on 06/29/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Money & Work AARP is teaming up with the Small Business Administration (SBA) in Cleveland to provide two programs in late July that allow you to explore entrepreneurship as a second-stage career. New research has found that one in four Americans between the ages of 44 and 70 are interested in starting their own business or nonprofit venture over the next five to 10 years. Nearly half of these aspiring entrepreneurs reported a desire to be “Encore Entrepreneurs.” Many Encore Entrepreneurs have certain …

Meet fellow members over a beer in Marietta

Posted on 06/29/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events Mingle with fellow AARP members while you enjoy a free sampling of locally brewed craft beer and appetizers on the evening of Tuesday, July 14, at the Marietta Brewing Company, located in the heart of historic downtown Marietta at 167 Front St, Marietta, OH 45750. Marietta Brewing Company was this town’s longest-lasting brewery until 1919 when Prohibition arrived. Today the original brewery is a brewpub, situated near the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers, where copper-plated brew kettles welcome …

Learn to beat scammers at their own game

Posted on 06/23/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Community | Fraud Learn how to protect yourself and your family from fraud, scams and identity theft during an AARP Fraud Watch Network workshop at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, at Henderson Memorial Public Library, 54 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, Ohio 44047. Scammers are developing new techniques all the time, making it easier than ever to get taken on the phone and online by thieves who trick you into believing their lies. During this presentation by AARP volunteer Jim Crawford you will …

Ohio AG & AARP team up to fight fraud

Posted on 06/19/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Fraud | Local Resources AARP Ohio and Attorney General Mike DeWine are working together to protect Ohioans of all ages from fraud, scams and ID theft. Watch this quick video featuring Ohio’s attorney general to learn more:   Community organizations can arrange to have an AARP Fraud Watch Network presentation for their group by contacting the AARP Ohio office at or calling toll free 1-866-389-5653.