— By Noreen Willhelm For Jean Bindeman, volunteering at 90 is based on two strong convictions: “Life is for living,” she said. “You are part of the world and creation, and as such a person, you are responsible for trying to make it a better place because you are alive.” Bindeman, a retired high school math teacher, has been a volunteer for 25 years at the Aullwood Audubon Center near Dayton, where she spends up to five days a week leading …

— 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 …

— 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 in having fun and making an impact with new friends, then volunteering with AARP might be the answer. AARP Sip, Sample and Serve Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Presidential Banquet Center 4548 Presidential Way Kettering, OH 45429 You and your guest are invited to join AARP Ohio at the Presidential …

— 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 …