Highland Park joins Age-Friendly Cities Network

Posted on 07/23/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family | Local Resources | Michigan Highland Park on Tuesday became the second Michigan city to join the World Health Organization (WHO) of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities and the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities.  The Highland Park City Council received a certificate from AARP State Director Jacqueline Morrison at its Tuesday meeting.  Joining the network means Highland Park is committing to improve elements in the community that enhance independent living with a goal of having older citizens take a more active role.  It is a five-year …

Walgreens and AARP Way to Well Health Tour visits West Michigan

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

Health & Wellbeing | Michigan 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

Advocacy | Michigan 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

Michigan | Volunteering 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 …

Where to Get a Checkup for Your Car

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Michigan AARP Michigan is sponsoring CarFit sessions to help motorists adjust their vehicles for safe driving. Technicians lead participants through a 12-point checklist that covers everything from adjusting mirrors and steering wheels to determining if pedal extensions could help with braking. To register for CarFit sessions in Grand Rapids on July 15 or in Kalamazoo on Sept. 29, call 877-926-8300 toll-free or email apalmer@aarp.org. To find other CarFit events, go to car-fit.org.

‘Why I Love My Grandparents’ Essay Contest entry deadline is Aug. 1

Posted on 06/30/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family | Michigan | Press AARP Michigan’s fifth annual “Why I Love My Grandparents” Essay Contest for school-age students is under way.  Essays must be submitted by August 1, 2014. The contest is open to Michigan elementary through high school students ages 6 through 18 and essays can be about one or more grandparents, living or deceased. The Grand Prize winner will receive an Apple iPad. Second Prize is a Nook electronic reader and Third Prize is a Kindle Fire e-reader. Medals also will be awarded to …