Nominate an Inspiring Volunteer for the AARP Andrus Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-09T12:17:30-04:00">May 9, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-09T12:43:43-04:00">May 9, 2019</time> by AARP Ohio

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. 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 contribution – is …

AARP Strongly Opposes Nuclear Bailout Bill

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-26T11:52:31-04:00">April 26, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-26T12:01:21-04:00">April 26, 2019</time> by AARP Ohio

Unfair legislation forces all Ohio utility customers to pay $300 million increase for failing business AARP State Director Barbara A. Sykes announced AARP’s opposition to House Bill 6 that would saddle all Ohioans with a new, unfair and unnecessary annual $300 million nuclear bailout tax. Based on the legislation, one company, First Energy, stands to receive the majority of the newly created $300 million Clean Air Program Fund. “After the five previous attempts to bailout their failing business on the …

AARP and Alvin Ailey Celebrate 60 Years

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-04T16:03:27-04:00">April 4, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-05T14:39:35-04:00">April 5, 2019</time> by AARP Ohio

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 60th 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. AARP members and guests may purchase discounted tickets at 15% off (excludes seats in …

Help Family Caregivers “Prepare To Care”

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-05T17:28:30-04:00">March 5, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-05T17:31:48-04:00">March 5, 2019</time> by AARP Ohio

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 You are invited to join a team of volunteers who will be making Prepare to Care presentations to help people understand the importance of planning before a crisis. During the training you’ll review the …

AARP Community Challenge Grants Are Back in 2019

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-02-19T16:02:25-04:00">February 19, 2019</time> by AARP Ohio

AARP Community Challenge Grants Are Back in 2019 Applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities.  Other …

50-Plus Voters Were Majority in Ohio’s Midterm Election

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-02-04T13:51:57-04:00">February 4, 2019</time> by AARP Ohio

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.   Older voters held candidates accountable for not finding common ground on the issues that matter to them and their families. What they …

STORIES OF STRENGTH: AN EVENING WITH REGINA BELLE!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-22T17:45:52-04:00">January 22, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-11T10:28:07-04:00">February 11, 2019</time> by AARP Ohio

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. Regina Belle made a career moving gracefully between the worlds of R&B, Gospel and Jazz. But after experiencing major health challenges, Belle found herself back at the top of …

A Volunteer’s View – 2018 AARP Ohio Statewide Volunteer Summit and Andrus Award Celebration

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-11-13T14:24:03-04:00">November 13, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-11-13T15:18:33-04:00">November 13, 2018</time> by AARP Ohio

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. I’ve always known that AARP was a big organization with important goals. Over the past year, I’ve witnessed how our local events and activities encourage older men and women to live well and enjoy life. The Summit reinforced my sense of connection …

Come to a Block Party – A Better Block Party – in Columbus!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-09-28T11:25:47-04:00">September 28, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-03T11:25:57-04:00">October 3, 2018</time> by AARP Ohio

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. By using street furniture, outdoor seating, parklets, landscaping, pavement painting for bike lanes and crosswalks, and energizing public space with lively programming and local art, Team Better Block will utilize temporary changes in …

Connect with AARP Ohio at several Walk to End Alzheimer’s Locations this Fall

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-09-12T14:08:35-04:00">September 12, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-12T16:41:54-04:00">September 12, 2018</time> by AARP Ohio

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? You are invited to stop by the AARP Ohio booth at one of the below Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s to learn more about AARP in your community and AARP’s tools, information and support available for family caregivers. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause …