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Grand Rapids, AARP join to build age-friendly community

Posted on 02/3/2016 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

AARP Michigan and the City of Grand Rapids will host a community conversation on Feb. 16 to brainstorm on local efforts needed to make Grand Rapids a great place for all ages. The community conversation will focus on the actions local officials and community organizations need to take to best support residents who want to remain in their homes and neighborhoods as they age. Community leaders are working to prepare for an aging population and are partnering with AARP to …

Movies for Grownups: The Intern comes to Escanaba

Posted on 01/21/2016 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

The AARP ‘Movies for Grownups’ series will feature a free screening of The Intern on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at Willow Creek Cinemas, 2701 3rd Ave N, Escanaba. The critically acclaimed movie stars Robert DeNiro as Ben Whitaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin …

Schneidewind testifies before Congress on SNAP

Posted on 01/13/2016 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

  AARP President-elect Eric Schneidewind of Lansing recently provided testimony before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition regarding SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) entitled, “The Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: Special Populations.” His testimony focused on the importance of SNAP in addressing hunger issues for older Americans. Schneidewind is former President of AARP Michigan. Read his testimony here:   AARP_testimony_on_SNAP_Nutrition 1-12-2016_Eric Schneidewind

AARP Michigan offers host of relevant programs

Posted on 01/6/2016 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

If you don’t know about our fraud watch, finances for the 50 and older, or Age-Friendly Communities programs, you don’t know “aarp.” AARP Michigan is about so much more than you might think. Here’s a sampling of presentations and events offered by AARP Michigan: Fraud Watch Network The Fraud Watch Network presentation provides current statistics on identity theft and fraud, identifies the frauds and scams that are trending in Michigan, and the approach scam artists to take to defraud their victims. Tips about …

CARE Act wins unanimous passage in Senate

Posted on 12/10/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

[LANSING, MI] Legislation supporting the state’s family caregivers – an unpaid silent army about 2 million strong who help make it possible for older Michiganders to live independently at home – won overwhelming passage in the state Senate today. The Senate voted 38-0 for the Michigan Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act that would support and equip family caregivers with the basic information and training they need when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. …

AARP seeks Tax-Aide volunteers in Lansing area

Posted on 12/4/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteer tax preparers in the Lansing area to help residents who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2015 returns.   The time commitment is about 10 hours for training and several hours each week from February 1 to April 15 doing counseling and tax return preparation. The volunteer prepares tax forms, answers questions and explains the return to the taxpayer, who is responsible for …