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Karen Love: 'Aging not about getting old, but getting involved'

Karen Love: ‘Aging not about getting old, but getting involved’

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

From WDIV-TV, Online Detroit DETROIT – As AARP Michigan Executive Council Member Karen Love was finishing her master’s degree in gerontology, she concluded that she had always wanted to work in this field with “seasoned saints.”  Even though she worked in communications for more that 30 years, including with papers like the Los Angeles Times and Michigan Chronicle, there was still another part of her that needed to be fulfilled. She strongly believes in life, which means she had to …

Financial security, pensions focus of Detroit forum

Financial security, pensions focus of Detroit forum

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

More than 60 government, business, union and civic leaders from Metro Detroit participated in AARP Michigan’s “Keep the Promise” event on April 3, which focused on financial security in retirement and the plight of Detroit retirees due to the city’s historic bankruptcy.  The lively two-hour program at the Federal Reserve Bank in Detroit featured presentations from Attorney Robert Klausner and Gerri Madrid Davis from SASI, and a panel discussion with community leaders moderated by Detroit Free Press Columnist Susan Tompor. …

Seniors: Protect yourselves from financial fraud

Seniors: Protect yourselves from financial fraud

Posted on 04/9/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

 From Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office LANSING -   During National Crime Victim Rights Week, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette issued consumer advice to seniors and family members of vulnerable adults on how to avoid falling victim to financial crimes, which are on the rise against the elderly.  “Criminals are very creative, and Michigan seniors make attractive targets for fraud and theft,” said Schuette. “All too often, my office prosecutes scam artists who targeted a retiree’s nest egg and abused their …

Thousands apply for Medicaid expansion on opening day

Thousands apply for Medicaid expansion on opening day

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

From Gongwer News Service More than 11,000 people applied for Medicaid on Tuesday, the first day where eligibility was expanded to those with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.  State officials reported success in processing the applications through the Healthy Michigan website, but there were some technical glitches. A Gongwer News Service staff member attempted to apply and about a half-hour into the application, hit an error and despite logging out and logging back in continued …

Healthy Michigan enrollment starts today

Healthy Michigan enrollment starts today

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

From MLive LANSING — Enrollment begins today for Michigan’s expanded Medicaid program. State officials say they’re ready to handle a “large number of people” applying for the health insurance program that’s available to some 477,000 low-income Michiganders. That number includes 75,000 residents age 50 to 64 who are not yet eligible for Medicare. The plan, called Healthy Michigan, is expected to cover 320,000 people in the first year. The website went through rigorous testing in an effort avoid the technical …

Gov. Snyder signs landline elimination bill

Gov. Snyder signs landline elimination bill

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

 Gov. Rick Snyder late Tuesday signed Senate Bill 636, which will allow telephone companies to eliminate landline phone service with only 90 days’ notice beginning in 2017. AARP Michigan strongly opposed the bill and designated the vote on SB 636 as a “key vote,” meaning the organization deems the legislation important to membership and will report who supported and opposed the bill throughout the legislative process. More than 1,200 AARP members and others responded to a recent call-to-action email and …