— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Ohio for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— 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 …

— AARP Ohio and the Playhouse Square Theater District in Cleveland are offering exclusive discounts for  events in the 2018 season. In addition to touring hosting Broadway shows, concerts and comedy, Playhouse Square is home to the Great Lakes Theater Festival, Cleveland Ballet, Tri-C Jazz Fest and other groups. Discounted shows will be listed online and are open to AARP members. For more information go to https://tickets.playhousesquare.org/g02 and use  promo code PSQOHIO.

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Swing by Shaker Square Cinemas to enjoy some of the newest urban features, documentaries, and short films from across the country, exploring a broad range of topics and ideas at the 7th Annual Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival. AARP is proud to team up with the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival and to offer discounted festival tickets for AARP members and guests. AARP members and guests discounted ticket prices: • 50% off of the $12 individual movie ticket ($6 per …

— A new school year is upon us, and 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 …

— Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. But you can take steps to protect yourself today. We invite you to come out and join us for a discussion about how to spot and avoid cons, scams and fraud. Everything we offer is free – whether or not you’re a member! You’ll also have the chance to connect with other Dublin residents and discover the latest work AARP is doing in your community! Fraud Watch Prevention Clinic Dublin Recreation Center 5600 Post …

— Walk with AARP at the 15th Annual African American Male Wellness Walk on Saturday, August 11. Taking place in Livingston Park in Columbus, the event starts with free health screenings at 7 a.m. with the walk/run starting at 9:30 a.m. To walk with AARP, please register and check-in at the AARP booth the morning of the walk by 9:00 a.m. As you walk, feel free to chat with our AARP Central Ohio volunteers to find out what AARP is doing …

— Americans 50+ are the nation’s most powerful voting bloc – and it’s important we stay that way. The power of older voters is real, but many of them don’t vote in most midterm elections. In the 2016 Presidential Election, 2.9 million Ohioans age 50+ voted but in the 2014 Midterm Election, only 2.1 million Ohioans age 50+ voted. That’s a difference of almost 900,000 drop-off 50+ voters. AARP wants to change that. The AARP Ohio state office is recruiting volunteers …

— You’re invited to “Step Out” with AARP Ohio on Thursday, May 24th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Franklin Park Conservatory Wells Barn. You’ll learn about how you can “Step Up”from those who have as we celebrateAARP Volunteers and encourage you to become one. We are sure you will enjoy yourself as we provide dessert, music, and a wonderful environment. AARP helps people turn their goals and dreams into Real Possibilities, strengthens communities, and fights for the issues that …