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AARP is offering members free admission to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati on May 14 to see an exhibit that includes the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment, plus the critically acclaimed feature film, Lincoln. Each AARP member may bring one guest, but the offer is limited to the first 300 people to register, so don’t delay. The center, which receives more than 100,000 visitors annually, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the movie …

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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AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins spoke at The City Club of Cleveland on Friday, April 8, 2016 in support of her new book, Disrupt Aging.  AARP Ohio was honored to host a number of our community partners, volunteers and leaders to hear Ms. Jenkins speak.  To watch or listen to the event, please visit The City Club of Cleveland’s website. Here’s a roundup of reviews from AARP Ohio volunteers: Mike Barnhart, state president:  Disrupt Aging, what a powerful concept!  Jo …

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When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here. [Photo credit: …

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Members are invited to take part in Freedom Rings & Family Circles – a unique AARP member event — on Saturday, May 14, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. Registered AARP members and their guests will receive free admission to the Freedom Center to see The Emancipation Proclamation, The Thirteen Amendment, the critically acclaimed feature film Lincoln, and receive informational resources to assist Family Caregivers in helping their loved ones in their homes. Beginning at 11 a.m., …

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Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding sensitive documents that you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, and the AARP Fraud Watch Network is here to help you make that happen. Bring boxes or bags of personal or household documents for shredding to any of the AARP Fraud Watch Network Shred Fest sites listed below. All are free and open to the public. You can begin spring cleaning after tax season by safely disposing of …

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By Kelley Neal, AARP Ohio Volunteer Engagement Specialist It’s National Volunteer Week! During this week AARP in Ohio pauses to recognize the amazing things our volunteers throughout the state do for those 50+. From visiting elected officials to helping people protect themselves from fraud to bringing caregivers together for information and support, our volunteers make a positive impact in and for their communities every day. Did you know that the value of each hour a volunteer works is estimated to …

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Looking for a fun weeknight out in downtown Cleveland? Spend an evening at one of Cleveland’s concert venues in the Flats, listening to live music, and enjoying a lakefront sunset. Join AARP on Tuesday, May 10 at Music Box Supper Club to enjoy the music of Rachel and the Beatnik Playboys or to just kick back on the patio and enjoy a springtime evening with friends. Tickets to attend this event are $10 per person. You can order online on …

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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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You’re Invited to Our Virtual Viewing Party: Staying Competitive with Work & Jobs! Register and watch our online lessons on your computer or mobile device. As a thank you, everyone who registers will receive a free stainless steel travel mug! Watch the videos – which will teach you how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, YouTube and more to stay competitive in the job market.  You can take a short quiz for a chance to win our grand prize – a $250 …