Survey identifies common traits in victims of investment fraud

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Americans losing tens of billions of dollars annually to investment fraud schemes, what mindsets and behaviors are common among those who fall victim?  A new survey by the AARP Fraud Watch Network finds that the most susceptible typically exhibit an unusually high degree of confidence in unregulated investments and tend to trade more actively than the general investor population.  More of the investment scam victims also reported that they value wealth accumulation as a significant measure …

Medicare is a promise we need to keep

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This has been a busy week for President Donald Trump.  He’s been signing executive orders, holding high-level meetings — and tweeting up a storm.  All of this makes it clear that our 45th president is eager to deliver quickly on the promises he made during his campaign. At AARP, we’re focusing on one important promise:  The pledge he made not to cut Medicare. Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting …

‘Love in the Latter Years’ Event Coming to Detroit

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A fun and engaging event, Love in the Latter Years: Sex @50+, is coming to Detroit on Feb. 17, the Friday after Valentine’s Day. The event — featuring a panel of experts moderated by radio, TV and movie personality Donnie Simpson — will run from 6-10 p.m. at the Hotel St. Regis, 3071 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. THIS EVENT IS FULL. The program will examine how the 50 and older approach life, love and dating, exploring the health and social perspectives. Health …

Tax-Aide service launches Feb. 1

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AARP Foundation this year is again providing free tax assistance and preparation, especially for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the Tax-Aide program. In Michigan, about 1,000 Tax-Aide volunteers help more than 70,000 people each year at over 100 sites across the state. The service starts Feb. 1. The service is free but appointments are required. To find a Tax-Aide site near you, go to this link: https://secure.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free …

Richland couple wins AARP community service award

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Mary and Scott Aldrich of Richland – dedicated and compassionate volunteers who are active in Senior Services of Southwest Michigan and several other area programs – are the winners of the 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious volunteer honor. The Andrus Award honors Michiganders who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their senior community members. The tribute recognizes outstanding individuals who made their communities better in ways consistent …

Legislative Wrap Up Report details successful session

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AARP Michigan and the older Michiganders the organization represents had a great year in the State Legislature. Together, we successfully advocated for bills that provide help for caregivers, improve health care access and better enable state residents to remain in their homes as long as possible, among other accomplishments. Read all about this success story in the 2015-2016 Michigan Legislative End of Session Report. Click here to read the full wrap up: MIStateLegis.Report1.13.17.final revised All year long, AARP Michigan staff …

U-M study: Medicaid expansion generates economic benefit in Michigan

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From the Detroit Free Press Even though the state’s bills for the expansion of Medicaid to more than 640,000 low-income Michiganders is growing from $152 million this year to $399 million in 2021, the economic benefit of providing the health care will more than make up for the cost to the state, according to a study released Jan. 4 by the University of Michigan. The study, commissioned by the New York-based Commonwealth Fund and published in the New England Journal of Medicine on …

Attention job seekers: AARP offers online Career Fair

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Join AARP on Thursday, January 26 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET for AARP’s free Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work. This live event is a great way for job seekers to: Re-charge their job search Connect with local and national employers and volunteer organizations, such as Lord & Taylor, Jackson Hewitt and Goodwill Industries Chat with recruiters, submit résumés, view job openings, and tap into on-site educational resources Get timely job search advice during four live webinars …

Bill expanding APRN duties wins passage

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 Legislation allowing state-regulated nurses with advanced degrees — known as advance practice registered nurses (APRNs) — to prescribe drugs and make house calls  passed the Senate and moved to the Governor. AARP Michigan has been working for three years  on a measure to expand APRN responsibilities. The law will enhance health care access for Michiganders across the state. HB 5400, which passed early Thursday 101-7,  would also let APRNs, who may be nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists, to dispense complimentary starter doses …

Telehealth bill wins passage in Michigan

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Telehealth gained a foothold in Michigan during the lame duck session of the Legislature. A bill that defines telehealth in statute and ensures that safeguards are in place for patients’ safety and privacy won unanimous passage in the House on Dec. 1 and in the Senate on Dec. 6. Senate Bill 753 is headed to the governor’s office for his signature. Due to technological advances, the use of electronic information systems and telecommunications in the delivery of health care is …