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.
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.
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 is more than just a non-profit organization that promotes advocacy. AARP volunteers actively participate in community events to help others better enhance core attributions such as health care, employment, retirement planning, and even personal goals and concerns.
While the wounds are still raw from the terrible tragedy of October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, the AARP Nevada staff discussed the event in this month's Nevada Voices podcast.
From July 26 th through August 6 th, 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.
In the last legislature, the state’s monopoly utility companies were working the halls of the capitol trying to raise rates on Missourians. AARP Missouri fought back and won. Even now, these same companies are arguing in front of the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to try to raise rates through regulation – and AARP Missouri is there, fighting for you. For years, monopoly utility companies in Missouri have had bill paying stations located on-site at predatory payday lenders. It was a win-win for utilities and payday lenders because it meant utilities were more likely to be paid and Missourians on fixed incomes were more likely to take out payday loans to cover those bills – and pay triple digit interest rates on those loans. AARP has been fighting to stop this predatory practice for a long time. This year, the PSC sided with Missouri consumers and took the utility pay stations out of payday loan locations. That’s a win for every Missourian!
Another great Moonlight Ramble event took place on Saturday, August 20 th. AARP in St. Louis was the title sponsor and took the opportunity to provide several fun activities for all in attendance. A photo booth for all participants to get a commemorative photo was made available by AARP.
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