— At AARP, we believe age and experience expand your possibilities. Through local lifestyle offerings, adult learning, community service and advocacy, AARP Ohio is your ally in discovering your “what’s next!” AARP Ohio is seeking a new Volunteer State President to help guide our work, act as an ambassador for AARP locally and lead our dedicated volunteers. With the State Director and in collaboration with other volunteers and staff, the State President is a partner in the AARP Ohio strategic state …

Larke Recchie

— Central Ohio resident Larke Recchie, 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. Recchie, is the Chief Executive Officer for the nonprofit Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging (o4a) which represents the state’s network of twelve regional Area Agencies on …

— 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) …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— By Sarah Hollander The rebirth of a 1964 Ford Mustang is one of Bob Rankin’s favorite outcomes from the AARP Smart Driver course he teaches in the Cincinnati area. One older driver, nervous about traffic, had let her late husband’s classic Mustang languish in the garage for years. But by the end of the course, she felt confident enough to update the Mustang’s papers and hit the road. “She said, ‘Now I can drive it in my husband’s memory,’ ” recalled …

— AARP Ohio will host a booth at the Ohio State Fair July 26-Aug. 6. Thousands of people are expected to stop by the air-conditioned space to cool off and pick up AARP information and giveaways. The state office is recruiting volunteers to help staff the booth. People who volunteer to work a three- to four-hour shift will receive a free T-shirt as well as free parking and admission that day. For details, email ohvolunteers@aarp.org or call 866-389-5653 toll-free.

— By: Clayton Eberly 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 – who share their human …

— You’re invited to “Step Out” with AARP Ohio on Thursday, May 18th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Franklin Park Conservatory Wells Barn. You’ll enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshing beverages while learning about how you can “Step Up” and make a positive impact in your community as an AARP Ohio Volunteer. AARP helps people turn their goals and dreams into Real Possibilities, strengthens communities, and fights for the issues that matter most to families. If you’re interested …