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Invite your friends to Rediscover Shakespeare and the classics this season with performances by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. AARP members and their guests are invited to take advantage of a 15% AARP member discount throughout the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s current Subscription Series, which reopens on January 22 and continues through June 4, 2016. Click on the title to learn more about each play that Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is presenting this season at its Race Street theater: Henry VI – The …

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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 …

2014 Ohio Andrus Award for Community Service recipient Norman Bell (right) accepts his award from AARP Ohio state president Michael Barnhart.

By: Clayton Eberly, AARP Ohio Communications Intern 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 – …

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Educating youth can be a very rewarding and gratifying experience. Knowing that the contribution of your time and effort can help a child excel academically makes the work worthwhile. At the AARP Foundation Experience Corps, volunteers know all about that feeling. AARP Experience Corps is an innovative volunteer program that creates opportunities for adults age 50+ to take part in vital community service. Volunteers serve as literacy tutors for children in 22 cities across the country. In Cleveland, the AARP …

Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care. Join SingFit Co-Founder Andy Tubman, a music therapist who is an expert on music and the brain, for a free interactive webinar presented by AARP titled, “Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers.” …

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Many unemployed Ohioans, aged 55 and older, are still looking for work and opportunities to earn a paycheck. Although this can be difficult at times, the AARP Foundation’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is here to help those that are struggling to find jobs that are hiring and ones that are right for them. “We have a maturing population, and not enough people in the work force,” said Michelle Simko, project director for SCSEP in Cleveland. “When these people …

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The Ohio Caregiving Act, introduced by state Sen. Peggy Lehner of Kettering, will enable more Ohioans to opt for in-home care by formally designating a family caregiver. Similar legislation enacted in Oklahoma resulted in significant reductions in healthcare costs and hospital readmission. The bill also recognizes the critical role that millions of Ohioans play in the lives of their parents, grandparents, spouses, siblings and other loved ones who rely on them for the help they need to live safely at …

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By Nicole Ware, Associate State Director for AARP in Cincinnati Cincinnati has a love affair with the arts. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that Cincinnati has over 100 murals. Now members, art lovers, and history buffs can conveniently see 20 of the most beautiful, talked about, historically significant murals in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky from the comfort of your seat. Through this Cincinnati Murals Bus Tour, designed especially for you, you will be able to get off …

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By Clayton Eberly, AARP Ohio Communications Intern How well do you know your neighbors? What better way to get to know someone than over a glass of wine? You can now get to know the people in your community at AARP’s Meet the Neighbors event. Don’t miss an opportunity to talk to intriguing new people over a glass of wine with engaging, light hearted get-to-know-you activities. You may even win a prize or two! “Research shows that many people would …

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From finding a job to making the most of your work day, AARP will present free a webinar titled Trade Your Dress Shoes for Slippers: The Inside Scoop on Being a Teleworker,”  Tuesday May 10th. Sharon Emek, Founder and CEO of Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) and former professor at Rutgers, will give you tips on teleworking, help you avoid work-from-home scams and find reputable employers who are hiring teleworkers. She’ll be joined by AARP North Carolina volunteer Stan C. Kimer …