AARP standing up for Ohioans

Posted on 02/5/2016 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio – AARP volunteers are meeting with legislators and working in communities throughout Ohio as a driving force for social change that enhances the lives of 50-plus Ohioans through advocacy, outreach, information and volunteer service. During this election year we will work to ensure the needs of all 50-plus Ohioans, including the 1.5 million AARP members statewide, are heard by national, state and local candidates and elected leaders. AARP will seek to strengthen Social Security and Medicare, programs that …

PWC repairs keep seniors safe at home

Posted on 02/1/2016 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

A highly cited AARP study shows that 90 percent of Ohioans want to continue living in their current homes as they age. Helping make that possible for homeowners in the Cincinnati area is the nonprofit organization People Working Cooperatively (PWC). “PWC’s mission is to perform critical home repairs and services so that low-income homeowners can remain in their homes living independently and healthier in a safe, sound environment,” explains PWC President Jock Pitts. “We galvanize 6,000 volunteers annually to help …

Ohioans oppose power plant bailouts

Posted on 01/29/2016 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Ohioans overwhelmingly oppose the agreements under consideration by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) that would guarantee profits for older American Electric Power (AEP) and FirstEnergy power plants, according to two independent opinion polls. AARP Ohio and the Alliance for Energy Choice jointly released the opinion polling data to alert state policymakers that that they will hear from angry Ohioans if the PUCO approves charges costing households and businesses an estimated $6 billion over eight years. Earlier this week, …

Visit us at Cincinnati Home & Garden Show

Posted on 01/28/2016 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

Pick up a free copy of the AARP HomeFit Guide at the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show when you visit our exhibit inside the Duke Energy Convention Center. The AARP HomeFit Guide is aimed at helping family caregivers and those who want to stay in the homes they love with tips to make them safe and suitable for anyone. Spin the wheel at the AARP exhibit for a chance to win prizes. Join the thousands of Cincinnatians who have used …

Network Fights Scam Artists

Posted on 01/27/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

By Benjamin Lanka For Tamara James, it would be helpful if Ohioans stopped being so nice. James, interim state director for AARP Ohio, isn’t looking for Buckeyes to be rude, but some healthy skepticism would be beneficial in warding off scam attempts. “Our good manners get us in trouble,” she said, advising that “it’s OK to say no.” That is why James and the state organization recommend that people across Ohio—whether or not they are AARP members—participate in the AARP …

Members urge PUCO to reject bailout

Posted on 01/13/2016 by | AARP Ohio | Comments

With hearings resuming this week in Columbus, AARP is urging the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to reject a proposed settlement with FirstEnergy that would grant the electric company an unprecedented $3.1 billion bailout. “The proposed settlement is a bad deal for consumers,” says Trey Addison of AARP Ohio. “It would add $10.50 per month to residential electric bills, every month, for the next eight years.” AARP points out the proposed rate hike would subsidize FirstEnergy’s deregulated merchant power plants …