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Kimberley Bishop

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Kimberley is Michigan's Program Specialist for Communications.

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‘Why I Love My Grandparents’ Essay Contest entry deadline is Aug. 1

Posted on 06/30/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

AARP Michigan’s fifth annual “Why I Love My Grandparents” Essay Contest for school-age students is under way.  Essays must be submitted by August 1, 2014. The contest is open to Michigan elementary through high school students ages 6 through 18 and essays can be about one or more grandparents, living or deceased. The Grand Prize winner will receive an Apple iPad. Second Prize is a Nook electronic reader and Third Prize is a Kindle Fire e-reader. Medals also will be awarded to …

2014 Why I Love My Grandparents Essay Contest

Posted on 02/16/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

AARP Michigan’s fifth annual “Why I Love My Grandparents” Essay Contest for school-age students is under way.  Essays must be submitted by August 1, 2014. The contest is open to Michigan elementary through high school students ages 6 through 18 and essays can be about one or more grandparents, living or deceased. The Grand Prize winner will receive an Apple iPad. Second Prize is a Nook electronic reader and Third Prize is a Kindle Fire e-reader. Medals also will be awarded to …

Grandparents Day Essay Contest Results

Posted on 09/8/2013 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

AARP Michigan received over 200 entries in this year’s “Why I Love My Grandparents” essay contest.  Heartwarming essays from students throughout the state shared stories of love and the special bond shared between grandparents and grandchildren. Rachel Witan, our grand prize iPad winner, a 16 year old from Sterling Heights, wrote about her grandparents’ display of unselfish love and making time to develop deep, personal relationships with each of their grandchildren. Second place winner of a Nook e-reader, 13-year-old Charles …

Working with Kids Yields Rewards

Posted on 05/13/2013 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

 In 2007, a Washington University research study confirmed what volunteers have been consistently saying all along. AARP Experience Corps volunteers become more active and energetic as they participate in the program. From the study: “At the end of the academic year, about two-thirds of the low-activity group was classified as high-activity, as they became more active in non-Experience Corps activities. “ Experience Corps members become more active through their work engaging children in reading. This is the gift that they …

You’ve Earned a Say Kicks Off at AARP College

Posted on 04/2/2013 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

As AARP Michigan gears up for this year’s version of You’ve Earned a Say, at least one factor will remain constant from our highly successful 2012 YEAS effort: Volunteers again will play an essential role. You’ve Earned a Say is all about engaging affected citizens in protecting and strengthening Medicare and Social Security for current and future beneficiaries. It’s extremely important work. Well over a million Michiganders rely on these vital programs. Last year, volunteers and staff held more than …

AARP to host Age Friendly Communities Conference

Posted on 02/15/2013 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

AARP Michigan will host an Age Friendly Communities Conference on February 28 at the Palmer Commons on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  The informative one-day conference will explore what communities must do to prepare for the growing population of people aged 65 and older. This conference will feature national experts who will address the demographic shift occurring in communities and why it’s in a community’s economic interest to attract and retain boomers and older adults. …