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Valerie Disalvio is Program Specialist for Communications at AARP Ohio.
Nutritionist Kristin Kirkpatrick poses in kitchen
AARP Ohio has developed a 4 part virtual series with nationally known nutritionist Kristin Kirkpatrick MS, RDN. The event will take place LIVE on our Facebook page July 21, 28, and August 4, 11. Join Kristin as she discusses specific topics that relate to the nutrition and wellness of yourself and your loved ones.
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Nursing homes are beginning to resume in-person visitation as coronavirus restrictions relax across several states. Governor DeWine announced that outdoor visits will be allowed at nursing homes and assisted living facilities who meet certain requirements as early as July 20, and AARP Ohio wants to ensure that all precautions are being taken in response to this change. It is important to recognize that there will be new limitations on when, where, and for how long you can visit your loved one. AARP has put together five key questions that you should ask nursing homes and long-term care facilities before visiting your loved ones that will protect all residents, staff and visitors.
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This week, AARP Ohio advocacy volunteers and staff have had the chance to connect with state legislators to promote our legislative recommendations before the General Assembly disperses for summer recess at the end of the month. There are currently several bills in play that could strip rights away from nursing home residents, affect how we vote in the November elections, remove barriers to critical utilities for Ohioans living in rural communities, and stop unfair surprise medical billing.
AARP Ohio released written testimony, along with the following statement from State Director Holly Holtzen, PhD, on House Bill 606 and Senate Bill 308, companion legislation bills under consideration this week in the Ohio House of Representatives Civil Justice Committees and the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee:
Michele Abrams holds her 2019 crystal Andrus Award
AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, urged 50+ individuals to redefine the aging process and engage in “the great army of service.” She asserted that by volunteering in their communities, older adults can inspire changes that will collectively strengthen the voice of the aging population.
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While effective changes have already been made to protect Ohioans of all ages during the COVID-19 outbreak, there are still critical gaps that need urgent attention. AARP Ohio is focused on making legislative asks that will protect older adults throughout the state. To accomplish this goal, AARP recently brought the following key issues to the attention of the General Assembly:
Growing up in Louisiana, AARP volunteer Norman Bell was incredibly accustomed to sharing with friends and family. On a daily basis, he would watch as his neighbors exchanged items from their garden with his parents and vice versa. Norman found comfort in watching wholesome relationships develop in his neighborhood and knew that he wanted to emulate the same compassion and friendliness as he grew up. Witnessing this selflessness as a child inspired Bell to commit his life to helping others, and he has undoubtedly fulfilled that mission throughout his career and long-term involvement with AARP Ohio.
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Debido a la creciente preocupación por el coronavirus y el cierre de los centros de votación, las opciones para votar de los residentes de Ohio han cambiado temporalmente para las elecciones primarias del 2020. Ahora se puede votar por correo hasta el 28 de abril del 2020.Todos los votantes registrados recibirán una tarjeta postal informativa del secretario de Estado de Ohio, Frank LaRose, con detalles explicativos del proceso de votación de este año. Aquí encontrarás una lista de los puntos básicos e instrucciones que debes revisar antes de solicitar y enviar por correo tu papeleta electoral.
In light of recent changes for in-person voting due to the Coronavirus pandemic, AARP Ohio wants to make sure you have all the information you need to exercise your right to vote. Read our step-by-step guide to Ohio's temporary vote-by-mail process.
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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that has been working to promote the health and well-being of older Americans for more than sixty years. On behalf of our 1.5 million members and all older Ohioans statewide, we appreciate the demonstrated leadership and significant, bipartisan response to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the ongoing efforts required as we move forward. As our Ohio leadership considers the next steps to address the various facets of this public health emergency, we urge them to continue to be especially mindful of older adults, who are most at risk from this disease.
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