In Ohio approximately 1.5 million family caregivers provided an estimated 1.27 billion hours of care — worth a staggering $16.8 billion — to their parents, spouses, partners, and friends in 2017, according to state data available in the latest report of AARP’s Valuing the Invaluable series. The complexity of family caregiving increases as medical and nursing tasks continue to enter the home, and family demographics change amidst an aging population.
You’re invited to “Step Out” with AARP Ohio on Thursday, May 24 th 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.
It’s National Volunteer Week! During this week AARP in Ohio pauses to recognize the amazing things our volunteers throughout the state do for those 50+. From visiting elected officials to helping people protect themselves from fraud to bringing caregivers together for information and support, our volunteers make a positive impact in and for their communities every day.
AARP helps people turn their goals and dreams into Real Possibilities, strengthens communities, and fights for the issues that matter most to families. If you’re interested in having fun and making an impact with new friends, then volunteering with AARP might be the answer.
Interested in learning how the Great Lakes have dramatically impacted not only your community, but all of North America socially, economically, and politically? Come out and explore the National Museum of the Great Lakes with AARP and hear tales that span hundreds of years.
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