Cleveland hosting White House forum

Posted on 04/24/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy | Events The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) will convene Monday (April 27) at the Global Center for Health Innovation in downtown Cleveland, where area residents and experts will engage in discussions that will help shape the national conversation about what aging will mean for Americans in the next 10 years. Monday’s event is the fourth in a series of five forums AARP is co-sponsoring to solicit input for the 2015 WHCOA that will be held in D.C. later this year …

Hey Dayton! Have fun making a difference

Posted on 04/22/2015 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 …

Great Lakes tales and history might surprise you

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Community | Events From tales of native peoples to fur traders, from secret voyages conducted by the Underground Railroad to rum runners, and thousands of shipwrecks in between, the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo tells the whole story. Invite a friend and join fellow AARP members for an exclusive tour of the National Museum of the Great Lakes and the SS Col. James M. Schoonmaker, once the largest freighter on the Great Lakes. AARP is offering members a free tour …

Fight Fraud at free shred event May 23

Posted on 04/20/2015 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 …

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 …

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 …