Sandwich Generation

— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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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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— Sway with AARP this summer at It’s Commonly Jazz 2016 in Cincinnati! Come out to Eden Park Seasongood Pavilion and enjoy the many talented musicians that the jazz community has to offer. Enjoy evenings in the park with family, friends and AARP. AARP is also working to support Ohio’s 1.7 million family caregivers through Ohio Senate Bill 314. Stop by the AARP booth to learn more. You’ll also receive free tools and resources to help family caregivers care for their …

Find direction and focus at a free Life Reimagined Checkup. (iStock photo)

— 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 …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

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— Elva Fosh, literacy tutor/team leader and literacy booster, is the center of our spotlight for AARP Foundation Experience Corps and Greater Cleveland Volunteers. Although a recent volunteer (August 2014) she had made great strides in embracing her volunteer efforts and creating a positive atmosphere. Elva has encouraged implementation of projects across grade levels with slight modifications that challenged the higher performing students. Not only did she help the students to achieve, but also encouraged the tutors to work together and …

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— In light of your awestruck wonder here is a “Tour of the Universe” presentation for members and their guests. Join us at the Cincinnati Observatory where astronomer Dean Regas guides us on a free tour of the universe, using amazing simulation software, to view the jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring beauty of the planets, stars, and galaxies. You also will get the opportunity to peer at the night sky through the observatory’s telescope. As an AARP member, you and a guest can tour …

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— As a presidential campaign battleground state and host to the Republican National Convention, Ohio has an opportunity to put the spotlight on candidates. AARP staff and volunteers are crisscrossing the state, urging candidates to explain their plans to keep Social Security in top financial shape and to take a leadership role on the issue. “We are at the center of the political universe this summer,” said Luke Russell, AARP state manager of advocacy and communications. “It’s a prime opportunity to …

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— At 21 years of age, I feel as though I am in the prime of my life. I’m almost done with my college education, I’m a tech-savvy millennial in a digital world and well into my summer internship. However, I’m often told that it’s “all downhill after 21”, and that once I get older and enter the “real world” that my best years will be behind me. I was told that I would no longer enjoy my birthday. For a …

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— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. …