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— At 21 years of age, I feel as though I am in the prime of my life. I’m almost done with my college education, I’m a tech-savvy millennial in a digital world and well into my summer internship. However, I’m often told that it’s “all downhill after 21”, and that once I get older and enter the “real world” that my best years will be behind me. I was told that I would no longer enjoy my birthday. For a …

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— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. …

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— By Maya Odom, Community Engagement Intern The cost of nursing facilities is on the rise so many family members have decided to care for their loved ones themselves. This is a 24/7, 365 day a year act of love that insures their older family members of their independence while still getting the care that is needed. About 1.4 million Ohio residents are currently helping their loved ones live independently at home. In comes, I Heart Caregivers, AARP’s initiative to recognize …

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— Every day, Americans lose money and control of their personal information to scams and fraud. Everyone is at risk, Ohioans included. A Westwood resident reported that they were searching online for a restaurant and was suddenly urged to call a mysterious number due to an online error. Scams are becoming more and more prevalent online and it’s important that we know how to recognize them. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (better known as IC3), there were over …

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— Step up to the plate with AARP by joining us at Progressive Field to watch some Indians baseball this summer! AARP is offering discounts to numerous games this season to all AARP members and their guests! Grab a friend and take them out for a day or evening at the ballpark. Print and fill out the attached form and mail it in for your discounted tickets! You can also show your AARP Card at our table on the concourse for …

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— If you’re a 50+ job seeker, what’s the first thing you should do? Don’t miss our interactive webinar “Target, Conquer & Focus: Getting Back to Work” Tuesday, June 14th at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT!  Holly Brack — National Program Coordinator at AARP Foundation with over 20 years of experience teaching job search skills — will help you learn how to target your job search, conquer the job application, focus on yourself and stay strong. She’ll be joined by Back to …

AARP Ohio at AARP Lobby Day 2016

— Today I joined volunteers and staff from Ohio headed to Washington to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of Family Caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with members of Congress, we carried these crucial asks: Asked members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring Act and also enlisted members of …

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— In the past year alone one-quarter of Ohioans 18 and older have had their personal information exposed to identity theft and fraud. And our latest research shows that older Americans are scammed out of about $3 billion every single year. Making sure that all Ohioans are not only aware of the latest fraud schemes, but are also armed with the tools and resources to prevent and recover from fraud is the goal of our AARP Fraud Watch Network. So I …

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— By Sarah Hollander Before a new senior transportation service spread citywide in Cleveland, Helen Dougherty depended on her son for rides or she stayed home. Now she takes a small bus from her apartment to the grocery store and medical appointments. With door-to-door service for $1.25 and no steep steps to challenge her replacement knees, Dougherty, 67, is a fan. “It certainly has made my life better,” she said. Affordable, accessible transportation is one of the key goals in efforts …

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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 …