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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 …

AARP Michigan seeks nominations for Gools Award for Social Change

Posted on 08/18/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

AARP Michigan is accepting nominations for the fourth annual Stephen J. Gools Award for Social Change. The award honors the life of Steve Gools, former state director of AARP Michigan, who passed away in 2011. Gools was a man who cared deeply about and had a strong passion for improving the lives of others – especially those who were unable to do so alone. “Steve was dedicated to helping those who could not help themselves,” said Jacqueline Morrison, state director …

Why preparing for an emergency at any age makes sense

Posted on 08/18/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

By Kimberly Phillips, Stakeholder Relations Specialist, FEMA As we grow older, the one thing we understand is the benefits of being prepared. Think about it…we spend most of our lives preparing to do something. During our youthful days we prepare to go back to school, prepare to enter the workforce, prepare for having a family, etc. As we grow older our preparedness goals change, but are still ever present. Now, we’re preparing for life after kids, retirement, traveling… and the …

Older voters worry about retirement security

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

AARP Michigan has released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them. Voters also want to see candidates who focus on improving their financial security, as they believe incomes have not kept up with their cost of living, especially health costs, taxes and retirement security. The poll also shows U.S. Senate candidates Gary Peters (D) and Terri Lynn Land (R) tied among likely Michigan voters …

Resources for Detroit water assistance listed

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

For those possibly facing water shutoffs in Detroit, here’s a rundown on resources for assistance: Cobo Water Fair   Learn about water assistance options, how to save water and make payment arrangements to avoid a shut-off during a Water Fair at Cobo Hall on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fair is presented by Council President Brenda Jones and Mayor Mike Duggan. Free parking available at Ford Underground and Millenium Parking Garage. To sign up for a payment …

AARP poll shows Senate race tight

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

From MIRS If a new AARP poll foreshadows the results to come, the U.S. Senate race for Michigan could be tight when it comes to older voters. The newest poll, released this morning, had Democratic nominee Gary PETERS and Republican Terri Lynn LAND locked in a dead heat 36 percent tie among 801 likely 2014 voters age 50 and older. And the post-50 voting bloc is a fierce political power to contend with when it comes to general elections: they …