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?
AARP Ohio Recognizes BJ Blanchard's Dedication and Commitment to Community Service with its Most Prestigious Volunteer Award
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.
Here in Columbus our office overlooks the Ohio Statehouse and today, even with the frigid effects of the record-breaking polar vortex, the turnout to pay respect to Ohio’s own Honorable Senator John Glenn is a steady stream, expected to reach the thousands before the evening is over. AARP Ohio joins the nation and especially our great state of Ohio, as we celebrate the extraordinary life of Senator Glenn.
November marks National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize the 40 million Americans – including 1.7 million Ohioans – who help older parents, spouses, and other loved ones live independently at home, where they want to be. The unpaid care they provide – managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more – is valued at more than $16.5 million in Ohio alone.
AARP is hosting a series of listening sessions in communities around our three largest cities – Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati – to hear our members’ ideas, concerns and thoughts about key issues that impact Ohioans age 50 and over.
It’s an action-packed day when the Youngstown State Penguins face off against the South Dakota Jackrabbits on Saturday, Oct. 17, with tailgate fun, private behind-the-scenes tour, a homecoming parade at 2 pm and kickoff at 4 pm.
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