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‘Grandparents’ Essay Contest winners announced

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Two Flint area students and a Perry student captured top honors in AARP Michigan’s 5th annual “Why I Love My Grandparents” Essay Contest. Jikira Robbins from Carman-Ainsworth Middle School won the overall Grand Prize, Claudia Ross of Perry High School took second place and Ny’asia Johnson of Southwestern Classical Academy in Flint won third place. Robbins, a 13-year-old eighth-grader, won an Apple iPad for her essay about grandparents who “played an important part” in raising her and her sisters. Read …

Bill would increase access to health care

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

AARP Michigan strongly supports Senate Bill 2, which would allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to use the full extent of their training and education to treat patients. We support this bill because it would increase consumers’ access to health care and reduce unnecessary health care costs. Outdated barriers that prohibit APRNs from treating patients in certain circumstances would be removed, improving access to care — especially in rural and urban underserved areas. The legislation has passed the Senate and is now being considered by …

AARP Michigan sets state legislative agenda

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

AARP Michigan advocates on policy issues that matter the most to Michigan residents aged 50 and over, and their families: financial security; affordable, quality health care; and age-friendly communities in which to live. In our state legislative advocacy efforts, AARP relies on more than 200 AARP Michigan volunteers, a state office with 12 staff members headquartered in Lansing, and our 1.4 million Michigan members. Read about our legislative agenda details here: LegislativeAgenda2014 9 3 14

AARP seeks Tax-Aide volunteers in 36 Michigan counties

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

LANSING, MI —AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteer tax-preparers in 36 counties across Michigan to help residents who need assistance preparing and filing their 2014 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 …

10 tips from caregivers to caregivers

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Posted by Elaine Ryan As I cared for my parents, helping them to live independently at home as they aged, I learned to listen to the learnings of other family caregivers. Just a few weeks ago, I shared 5 Tips for Caregivers  and asked others for their views on our @AARPAdvocates Facebook  page. The comments from fellow caregivers came flooding in. While I wish I could share them all, here are 10 tips from caregivers to caregivers: 1. Be patient. Nan: …

Grand Rapids Veteran Expo offers transition help, career services

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

From Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency LANSING, Mich. – Veterans from across West Michigan can find out what their military service has earned them and what a grateful community has to offer them at the 2014 Grand Rapids Veteran Expo, Sept. 5-6 at the DeltaPlex Arena. AARP Michigan will participate in the event. “Whether you hung up your uniform five months ago, five years ago or fifty years ago, there’s something here for you,” said Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Director Jeff …