— AARP Ohio Applauds House Decision to End First Energy Nuclear Hearings The Ohio House Public Utilities Committee suspended further hearings for a proposed bill which would have allowed First Energy and other utility companies to charge customers a special subsidy designed to offset costs associated with upgrading their outdated nuclear plants.   “On behalf of the 1.5 million AARP members across Ohio, and their families I want to extend my thanks to the Ohio House committee and members for recognizing …

— Join AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association for a free program to address the daily challenges faced by families who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Featured speaker is Sonia Jackson Myles, author of The Sister Accord-51 Ways to Love Your Sister. Ms. Myles will focus on the caregiving experience. AARP will provide CAREversation, an interactive experience to provide caregivers tips and tools to care for themselves and their loved ones. There will also …

— AARP Brings Largest States’ Leaders to Cleveland for Leadership Conference, Rock & Roll Hall Civic Awards Reception On AARP’s agenda for 2017: Protect access to affordable health care, make communities more livable for all ages, support families caring for loved ones and improve the lives of Americans 50+ Cleveland, Ohio – Volunteer and staff AARP leaders from seven of the nation’s largest states will gather in Cleveland May 10 – May 12 to plan how they’ll focus the efforts of …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

— AARP Ohio will host a booth at the Ohio State Fair July 26-Aug. 6. Thousands of people are expected to stop by the air-conditioned space to cool off and pick up AARP information and giveaways. The state office is recruiting volunteers to help staff the booth. People who volunteer to work a three- to four-hour shift will receive a free T-shirt as well as free parking and admission that day. For details, email ohvolunteers@aarp.org or call 866-389-5653 toll-free.

— By: Clayton Eberly The Andrus Award for Community Service honors volunteers who embody the spirit of AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, and believe in the power of the individual to spark change and improve their communities one act at a time. According to Dr. Andrus, “It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live. … The human contribution is the essential ingredient.” Recognition of those whose passion for service – who share their human …

— You’re invited to “Step Out” with AARP Ohio on Thursday, May 18th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Franklin Park Conservatory Wells Barn. You’ll enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshing beverages while learning about how you can “Step Up” and make a positive impact in your community as an AARP Ohio Volunteer. 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 …

— It’s National Volunteer Week! During this week AARP in Ohio pauses to recognize the amazing things our volunteers throughout the state do for those 50+. From visiting elected officials to helping people protect themselves from fraud to bringing caregivers together for information and support, our volunteers make a positive impact in and for their communities every day. Did you know that the value of each hour a volunteer works is estimated to be $23.07? That’s an impressive dollar amount but …

— Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. Join us at events across Ohio this spring to fight back against fraud! The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers nationwide in “Operation: Stop Scams” — a month-long series of events in communities coast-to-coast, as AARP state organizations sponsor more than 150 free local events in nearly every state and the District of Columbia from Friday, April 14, through Tuesday, May 16, …

— Unfair legislation saddles Ohioans with yet another subsidy for failing business practices Ohio Senate Bill 128 has been introduced, and under the proposed legislation, Ohioans can be charged on their electric bills to subsidize aging nuclear power plants, including the outdated nuclear power plants FirstEnergy has indicated they would like to sell. FirstEnergy provides electric service to about two million Ohio residential consumers. Ohio’s Consumer Counsel has done some early calculations and is estimating the cost of the legislation for …