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Walgreens and AARP Way to Well Health Tour visits West Michigan

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP will make four stops in West Michigan July 23-26. Participants can receive free health tests and services including cholesterol and glucose blood tests, blood pressure reading and comprehensive weight assessment. The tour stops at: – Walgreen Drug Store, 3191 28th St. SW, Grandville from 9 a.m. t0 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23. – Ionia Free Fair at Ionia Fairgrounds, 317 S. Dexter, Ionia, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, …

Proposal 1 on Aug. 5 ballot benefits Michigan seniors

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Message from Tom Kimble, AARP Michigan Volunteer President: AARP does not usually take a position on tax reform proposals on the ballot. But we believe Proposal 1 is important enough to our members and all Michiganders that we wanted to get involved this time. Proposal 1 benefits our 1.4 million members and all Michigan residents age 50 and older in two important ways:  First, the personal property tax reform benefits older adults who own small businesses, including the increasing number …

Volunteers take a course in ‘Life Reimagined’

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

The AARP Michigan State Office hosted 16 volunteers for Life Reimagined Guide training on June 17-18. The volunteers spent two days experiencing a Life Checkup and learning about this new AARP initiative. The Guides are now ready to lead Life Checkups throughout the state to help Michiganders take the journey of self-discovery and to decide their “what’s next” moment. “The trainees were fully engaged during the session and left energized and excited about the life-changing potential of Life Reimagined Checkups …

Guardianship law saves money, time, heartache

Posted on 06/25/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

By Lisa Dedden Cooper, AARP Michigan Manager of Advocacy Legislation has been introduced in Michigan that would allow this state to join 38 other states  in adopting the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA). Senate Bills 465 and 466 were introduced last fall by State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker and were referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where they are currently awaiting a hearing.  AARP Michigan supports this legislation because adopting the UAGPPJA will save money, time and heartache for Michigan …

Health Decisions Tour stops draw crowds, comments

Posted on 06/23/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

The first two stops on the AARP Michigan Health Decisions T0ur drew 132 interested health care consumers and led to lively discussion in Lansing and Grand Rapids. The tour provides information on navigating health reform, Medicare, long-term care and caregiving issues and solutions. The session in Lansing on May 27 attracted 57 people, and the event in Grand Rapids on June 16 drew 75. Following are written comments from attendees at the Lansing area session: “I would have stayed all …

Sederburg praises AARP long-term care Scorecard

Posted on 06/23/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

The Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) Director Kari Sederburg issued the following statement on the AARP 2014 State Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard results for the state of Michigan:    “I want to thank AARP for its great work and thoughtful assessment of Michigan’s long-term care supports and services system.  “While the scorecard does not include many of the positive steps Michigan has taken the past few years to increase access to and improve the quality of supports …