— AARP and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage are pleased to bring you This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement as well as two unique events with Lori Stokes and photographer Matt Herron. More than 150 black-and-white images chronicling the Southern Freedom Movement are featured in This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement. This multimedia exhibition features work by nine activist photographers who documented Southern institutionalized segregation and the actions of Civil …

— Join AARP at the MAC Basketball Championship in Cleveland March 8-11, 2017. Visit the AARP table on the Arena concourse to get to know volunteers and other members and to learn about what AARP is doing in your community and how you may be able to upgrade your seats. AARP members and their guests can purchase discounted tickets online for the men’s tournament games at $15 each by using the discount code “MACFIFTYPLUS” or by calling 1-888-894-9424*. All games are played …

— Now through April 18, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, who cannot afford a tax preparation service Tax-Aide, which is offered free of charge, is available to AARP members and non-members and includes more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, …

— In 20 minutes, you’ll learn what digital skills you need to improve to compete in today’s workforce.     Workers 50+ are reinventing their careers. That’s why we created the AARP Work & Jobs Digital Skills Inventory. This free online tool will help you identify the digital skills you need to find a new job or excel in the one you already have. Try it now. www.aarp.org/skillsinventory You might discover that you know more than you think. Whether you’re fine-tuning your Microsoft …

—  AARP OHIO CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH AARP Ohio will celebrate Black History Month from January to March, with a campaign highlighting the accomplishments and contributions of Ohio’s African Americans/Blacks both past and present, beginning with remembering the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme for this year’s observance recognizes and celebrates contemporary African Americans/Blacks who were the first to have achieved phenomenal accomplishments and helped show future generations how ‘Real Possibilities’ can be turned into realities. …

— Making Your Mess Your Message Featuring Dan Gasby with Sherri Snelling February 27, 2017 Special Evening Time 7 p.m. ET Register for our webinar and you could win a copy of the inspiring book “Before I Forget:  Love, Hope, Help & Acceptance in our Fight against Alzheimer’s” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby.* The reality of becoming a family caregiver seen through the eye’s of B. Smith’s husband Lifestyle guru B. Smith and Dan Gasby had it all. They were partners in …

—   Northeast Ohio resident Semanthie Brooks, ACSW, LISW, has recently been appointed to the AARP Ohio Executive Council. Executive Council members are appointed volunteers, who work with the Ohio office and other volunteers to provide ongoing strategic direction for state activities in support of AARP priority issues framed by the AARP National Board of Directors. Brooks, is a community volunteer and retiree of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging in Cleveland. During her tenure she held a variety of leadership …

— AARP and the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Foundation are proud to offer a free screening of unique movies celebrating the tremendous impact African Americans have had on our country. On Thursday February 23, we will present the film Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee. For 57 years, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis remained one of Hollywood’s most iconic couples, with their achievements in love, activism, and art paralleling nearly a century of change in America. This film, through pointed questions, revealing conversations, …

— Free Webinar: Demystifying Medical Apps & Wearable Health Devices Featuring Leslie Saxon, M.D. January 30, 2017 2 p.m. ET Register for this webinar for a chance to win a $500 gift card* With more than 165,000 medical health apps and 12,000 wearable health-tracking devices on the market, how can you tell which ones are best for you? Join Dr. Leslie Saxon as she shares what to look for in a trustworthy medical app and how to maximize your health through …

— Earlier this month we were thrilled to collaborate with the Alpha Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. (AKA), the nation’s oldest predominately African American sorority, to present six screenings of Hidden Figures in Cleveland. The ‘Pink Carpet Premier’ set a new national attendance record for AARP Movies for Grown Ups events. More than 900 Ohioans were engaged in the opportunity to view this important and critically-acclaimed film with their sorority sisters, friends, and family members. Hidden Figures is the …