Fraud Watch Network Takes on Scammers

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Home & Family In a state where more than 7,500 people filed identity theft complaints with the Federal Trade Commission in 2013, AARP Ohio is sending trained volunteers to speak to community groups about fraud. As part of the AARP Fraud Watch Network, these volunteers can help Ohioans outsmart con artists at their own game. AARP also is hosting “shredathons” across the state to encourage consumers to destroy unneeded sensitive documents before they fall into the wrong hands. To schedule an AARP Fraud …

Discounts for ‘Mummies of the World’

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Uncategorized Ancient mummies and artifacts have arrived at the Cincinnati Museum Center. AARP members can tour the Mummies of the World exhibit, which the New York Times called “magical and mythical,” at a discount. Using engaging multimedia and hands-on interactive elements, the exhibit reveals how the scientific study of mummies and mummification allows glimpses into the lives of ancient peoples, cultures and civilizations. The display includes 45 human and animal mummies up to 4,500 years old from South America, Europe and …

Don’t miss Cleveland International Film Festival

Posted on 02/26/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events Come Together, Right Now for the 39th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival! Come see some of the newest and most significant artistic films and documentaries from across the world on March 18–28 at Tower City.  Discover new cultures and hear film directors talk about their on-location experiences. As one of its sponsors, AARP is offering our members and their guests a discount on tickets to the Cleveland International Film Festival. Visit www.clevelandfilm.org/aarp  to save $2 when you buy general admission …

AEP customers spared $116 M in surcharges

Posted on 02/26/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Advocacy AARP Ohio opposed the subsidy proposed by American Electric Power, and this morning issued the following statement from Bill Sundermeyer, who leads government affairs work for AARP Ohio: “While we disagree with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) that it has jurisdiction to allow the proposed American Electric Power (AEP) surcharge to bail out an aging coal plant, Wednesday’s order saves ratepayers $116 million by appropriately rejecting AEP’s request. We hope the Commission rejects the pending and similar FirstEnergy …

See screening of Jersey Boys at historic cinema

Posted on 02/17/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events Meet fellow AARP members and friends at a free screening of Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, at the historic Quaker Cinema in downtown New Philadelphia. Jersey Boys follows four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who overcame trials and tribulations to become one of the most iconic groups in pop music. The movie features their award-winning tunes Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man, Dawn and more. Stop by …

Visit us at the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show

Posted on 02/16/2015 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Events AARP research shows that while many Cincinnati area residents are using technology to help thwart cybercrimes, others are putting themselves at risk of identity theft by failing to adopt simple prevention habits. For example, six in 10 area residents do not have locked mailboxes at their homes and about third of those who do their banking online still get statements mailed to their homes. Stop by the AARP booth at the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show to learn about easy …