— Rocket through space, planets, billions of stars, and galaxies on this Tour of the Universe. Utilizing some amazing simulation software astronomer Dean Regas guides you through the mind-boggling, jaw-dropping scale of the universe. Join us at the Cincinnati Observatory where astronomer Dean Regas guides us on a free tour as we view the beauty of the outer space. AARP members and guests are welcome to attend this free event. Tour of the Universe Wednesday, October 25, 2017 7:00 pm – …

— From July 26th through August 6th, nearly 170 volunteers from around Ohio traveled to the 2017 Ohio State Fair in Columbus to staff the AARP booth. We couldn’t have asked for a more energized and enthusiastic team of Buckeyes to interact with fair goers about issues that impact all Ohioans. For the first six days of the Fair, our volunteers engaged visitors to our booth about the AARP Fraud Watch Network. We armed them with information and tools to help …

— Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. Join us to fight back against fraud at an AARP Fraud Watch Network Shred Fests in the Northwestern Ohio cities of Lima, Defiance and Toledo! Lima Shred Event  Friday, August 18, 2017 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Area Office on Aging 2324 Allentown Road Lima, OH 45801 Defiance Shred Event Saturday, September 9, 2017 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Defiance County Senior Services (Parking Lot) …

— Enjoy a day out with AARP at the Cincinnati Museum Center on September 8. Meet AARP volunteers and find out what AARP is doing in the community while viewing and learning about iconic costumes from “a galaxy far, far away” in the Smithsonian traveling exhibition Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume. Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume Free admission for AARP members and guests on AARP Day Friday, September 8, 2017 5:00–6:00 p.m. – Registration check-in 6:00–8:00 p.m. – …

— AARP Ohio is cosponsoring the 2017 Midwest Black Family Reunion, Aug. 18-20, in Cincinnati. The annual event celebrates the historic strengths and values of the black family. Since its founding in 1989, the reunion has grown into a three-day festival that typically draws about 25,000 visitors. The 2017 celebration will include a parade; rhythm and blues, gospel and jazz concerts; poetry and spoken word performances; pavilions for children and older people; a job fair; health screenings; and breakfast during the opening ceremony. …

— AARP Ohio…your PRIDE was showing!  Columbus PRIDE took place the weekend of June 16th and 17th with attendance estimated at over 500,000! AARP Ohio was proud to sponsor the Trailblazer Lounge for Stonewall Columbus’ Central Ohio Group for LGBTQA Adults 50+. Volunteers visited the lounge throughout the weekend to share information and talk about AARP’s commitment to the LGBT community and how we can work together in the future. In addition to the lounge, volunteers staffed a booth where we talked …

— Interested in learning how the Great Lakes have dramatically impacted not only your community, but all of North America socially, economically, and politically? Come out and explore the National Museum of the Great Lakes with AARP and hear tales that span hundreds of years. Join us for fascinating stories of the Great Lakes as you learn about the rich history of the world’s most important natural resource. Immerse yourself in the unique media and hands-on experiences, including the museum ship, …

— Making sure your car is set up properly for you and shredding confidential documents you no longer need are great ways to protect yourself, both on the road and from fraud. Join AARP Ohio, the Akron Police Department, WAKR, WONE, and WZMX for our car safety, document shredding, and electronic device disposal event. Free Car Safety, Shredding and Electronic Disposal Event Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Rubber City Radio Group Offices 1795 West Market Street, …

— AARP Night at Fifth Third Field Steal bases and not identities. Meet AARP volunteers and staff and get to know what AARP is doing in your community at two Dayton Dragons games in August. AARP members and their guests can purchase tickets to the following games at the discounted price of $10 per person. Dayton Dragons vs. Lansing Lugnuts Saturday, August 5, 2017, 7:00PM Dayton Dragons vs. West Michigan White Caps Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 7:00PM Fifth Third Field, 220 …

— Join AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association for a free program to address the daily challenges faced by families who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Featured speaker is Sonia Jackson Myles, author of The Sister Accord-51 Ways to Love Your Sister. Ms. Myles will focus on the caregiving experience. AARP will provide CAREversation, an interactive experience to provide caregivers tips and tools to care for themselves and their loved ones. There will also …