— Our Special Online Sessions Can Help You Balance Them Juggling It All: Tips for Working Caregivers Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Did you know that six out of 10 Americans are taking care of a loved one age 50 or older — and many are doing it while also trying to earn a living? You want to balance your caregiving responsibilities with everything …

— Our online Q&A sessions can help you keep your loved one secure. Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe at Home Part 1: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Nearly half of family caregivers are caring for a loved one who still lives in his or her home. Another 35 percent share a home with the loved one in their care. You want a safe and secure home …

— Join two live webinars to find out how to identify and react to changes in your loved one’s behavior AARP Family Caregiving Online Learning Series Recognizing the Signs Your Loved One Needs More Care Tuesday, January 23, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET Local Resources for Caregivers Tuesday, January 30, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET What if your loved one loses interest in a favorite hobby? Or misses an in important date? Or forgets to pay the bills? What …

— By Sarah Hollander Soon after Mary Relotto moved her 90-year-old mother into her Columbus home last fall, she realized she would need help. While family members can perform nursing tasks for a loved one at home, state regulations restrict the tasks that hired caregivers can provide. Home health aides can assume many tasks, but nurses must perform others, including the administration of medications. Relotto, a 52-year-old business consultant, said she wanted more flexible options. “If I’m the responsible party, then …

— Our veterans have served our country with pride, and AARP Ohio wants to ensure that veterans and their caregivers have access to resources that help them live a healthy life. Please join us for our second annual information and resources event with the Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System. Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Gilmour Academy Lower School 35001 Cedar Road Gates Mills, OH 44040 Map It Interact with special guests AARP Caregiving Advocate Major General Tony …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Join AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association for a free program to address the daily challenges faced by families who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Featured speaker is Sonia Jackson Myles, author of The Sister Accord-51 Ways to Love Your Sister. Ms. Myles will focus on the caregiving experience. AARP will provide CAREversation, an interactive experience to provide caregivers tips and tools to care for themselves and their loved ones. There will also …

— By Noreen Willhelm Charles Williams’ mother, now 96, was given morphine just before she was released from the hospital a couple of years ago. “They gave her the morphine, and they expected me to take her home, like, now,” said Williams, 58, of Toledo. His mother was living on her own at the time. “I dropped her off; everything seemed fine,” he said. “Then I got home and got a call from the fire department. She had pushed her alarm …

—   Northeast Ohio resident Semanthie Brooks, ACSW, LISW, 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. Brooks, is a community volunteer and retiree of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging in Cleveland. During her tenure she held a variety of leadership …