— 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!

— Cincinnati is on several of America’s best cities lists. And there are no plans to stop. Come find how we’re on the move and plan to make Cincinnati a more livable community for everyone. AARP Cincinnati invites you to another Better Together event to celebrate Cincinnati with our guest, actress and comedian Kim Coles, best known for starring in the comedy series, Living Single. AARP Cincinnati has been in your community working with you and city leaders to make Cincinnati …

— Chief Judge for Federal Bankruptcy Court to Serve in Lead Volunteer Role AARP has appointed the Honorable Randolph Baxter (ret.), past Chief Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court of Northern District of Ohio, to the top volunteer position in Ohio. As the new State President for Ohio, Baxter will serve as a spokesperson for AARP Ohio with the media, opinion leaders, legislators and the public. He will also chair the AARP Ohio Executive Council, a volunteer leadership committee that …

— BJ Blanchard was selected by AARP, the nonprofit organization for people 50 and older, to receive the 2017 AARP Ohio Andrus Award for Community Service — the Association’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service. AARP Ohio selected Blanchard for her remarkable service which has greatly benefited the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. She has been volunteering as an Ombudsman Associate at Long Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) for over 25 years. LTCO …

— As the 132nd General Session for Ohio convened, Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) announced the formation of a new standing committee on Aging & Long-Term Care to focus on the strategies and solutions that can support Ohioans and their families as they age. State Director of AARP Ohio Barbara A. Sykes said, “The aging of our population is a demographic wave that will reshape every community in this state, our nation – and most of the world. We …

— Our veterans have served our country with pride, and AARP Ohio is proud to host our first Caring for Veterans and Their Caregivers information and resource fair on Saturday, November 12 with the Cleveland Veterans Administration.  We want to ensure that veterans and their caregivers have access to resources that help them live a healthy life.   The resource fair will include representatives from several departments within the VA, caregiving resources from AARP Ohio, and community support organizations. Walgreens will provide free flu …

— AARP Criticizes PUCO’s First Energy Ruling as a Corporate Bailout Funded by Ohio Consumers and a Dangerous Precedent Rider ignores benefits competitive energy market brings Ohio consumers and businesses; harmful to financial security of all Ohioans Trey Addison, Associate State Director of Advocacy for AARP Ohio issued a statement today in response to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio’s (PUCO) decision to accept a First Energy rider that could result in $1 Billion in additional fees to Ohio’s consumers over …

— AARP Regional Vice President Rawle Andrews Jr. announced that, after a long and successful career driving positive social change for AARP members and Ohio residents of all ages, Ohio State Director Jane Taylor is retiring effective April 13, 2015. In thanking and wishing Jane well on her “What’s Next”, Andrews closed by stating, “With Jane’s departure, AARP Ohio’s Manager of State Operations Tamara James will step in as interim State Director, and Luke Russell, AARP Ohio’s Associate State Director for …

— Robert Wilk of Cuyahoga Falls has been named winner of the Performance Racing Network’s (PRN) ‘Win Groceries for a Year Sweepstakes’ presented by AARP Foundation and Nationwide Insurance. Wilk will receive a $5,000 gift card to his local grocery store and in addition to his grand prize, AARP Foundation, through its Drive to End Hunger, has pledged a $5,000 donation to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank near Wilk’s hometown. “My wife and I were elated to hear we won,” said Wilk. …