— 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 …

— Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself. Join us at events across Ohio this spring to fight back against fraud! The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers nationwide in “Operation: Stop Scams” — a month-long series of events in communities coast-to-coast, as AARP state organizations sponsor more than 150 free local events in nearly every state and the District of Columbia from Friday, April 14, through Tuesday, May 16, …

— 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, …

— The Ohio Caregiving Act proposed by AARP Ohio and passed by the Ohio General Assembly will give important new support to more than a million family caregivers, who help parents, spouses, and other loved one live independently at home. The new act, which ensures hospital patients’ designated family caregivers are offered instruction in providing needed care at home, won unanimous support in both houses of the Legislature: 31-0 in the Senate and 95-0 in the House. Ohio is the 35th …

— As members of the the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, Cleveland and Columbus are addressing environmental, economic and social factors that affect the health and well-being of older adults. Joining the network is a five-year commitment. Cleveland, now in its second year, has completed a survey to identify resources residents need to stay in their homes as they age, such as help with snow removal and home maintenance. Columbus, in its first year, is conducting a similar survey. By 2050, …

— Enjoy the smooth melodic and dynamic sounds of an amazing group of musicians with this AARP member discount. Now through May 2017, AARP members can take advantage of this 25% ticket discount for the remainder of the 2016-17 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra season on Thursday evenings, Friday mornings, and Friday evenings during their current season and we want you to experience this amazing group of musicians. Season highlights include cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Lang Lang and violinist Itzhak Perlman, plus many …

— Join us – and hundreds of your colleagues – at Schmooza Palooza, a business expo and a fun, funky night of networking! We’re right beside you helping you get the most out of life here in our community. That’s why we’re connecting with you at fun and informative events like this one all across town. We’ll let you know to check out free movie screenings or enjoy discounted admission to a local museum or sporting event. “Schmooza Palooza is a …

— Our veterans have served our country with pride, and AARP Ohio is proud to host our first Caring for Veterans and Their Caregivers information and resource fair on Saturday, November 12 with the Cleveland Veterans Administration.  We want to ensure that veterans and their caregivers have access to resources that help them live a healthy life.   The resource fair will include representatives from several departments within the VA, caregiving resources from AARP Ohio, and community support organizations. Walgreens will provide free flu …

— 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 …

— By Doug Tayek, Associate State Director of Outreach for AARP Ohio in Cleveland   The City of Cleveland is in the midst of their second year of their five year commitment to become more “age-friendly” and on Tuesday, April 12, AARP Ohio joined the City of Cleveland’s Department of Aging to host the Age Friendly Cleveland Planning Summit. The day-long event was held at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, and the goal of the planning summit was to convene …