Valerie Disalvio

Valerie Disalvio is Program Associate for Communications and Community Outreach at AARP Ohio.
Ohio Andrus Award 2018
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 community one act at a time.
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Unfair legislation forces all Ohio utility customers to pay $300 million increase for
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Come join AARP OH for a night out at the theater. While you are there, speak with an AARP representative to learn about what AARP is doing in the community. AARP is a sponsor of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60 th Anniversary Tour. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is renowned for celebrating the human spirit through the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance heritage.
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Family caregiving is central to AARP’s social mission. One of the tools we have to help support caregivers is The Prepare to Care workshop. This volunteer led workshop focuses on giving caregivers a framework to actively prepare for the care their older loved ones may need
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AARP Community Challenge Grants Are Back in 2019
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Voters age 50 and older were the deciding factor in last year’s midterm elections, according to the National Election Pool Exit Poll results. The findings confirmed that 50-plus voters made up the majority of voters 62% in Ohio and 56 percent nationally. Candidates who ignored older voters, Ohio’s most powerful voting group, paid a price on Election Day.   
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Taking care of those we love comes naturally. Today more than 1.7 million Ohioans are caregivers for their family or friend. AARP invites you to a celebration of this important role, featuring Oscar® and multi-Grammy® winning singer, songwriter and actress Regina Belle, who will share her own powerful story of strength.
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It’s been just about two weeks since I attended the AARP Ohio 2018 Volunteer Summit and I’m still feeling the excitement. A fellow Cincinnati volunteer had to convince me to make the trip and I’m glad she did.
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Team Better Block engages communities by planning and orchestrating short-term local events to temporarily improve the physical and economic environment on a specific city block. Through participatory workshops, the team helps the community generate ideas about how to build on their city’s assets to improve public space.
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Did you know that on the eve of its 60th Anniversary, AARP announced a $60 million investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund to deepen our commitment to helping people living with dementia and family caregivers?
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