AARP Michigan seeks nominations for Gools Award for Social Change

Posted on 07/28/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Michigan | Volunteering 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 …

Fight Fraud — Shred Instead!

Posted on 07/24/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Events | Michigan | Money & Work Every two seconds another American becomes a victim of identity fraud.  More than $20 billion was stolen from 13 million identity theft victims in 2012, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.  That’s why AARP Michigan is inviting area residents to bring old documents containing personal information – including papers with social security numbers, bank statements, tax records, ATM receipts, credit card statements and other documents — to our shredding truck for disposal on Aug. 1-2 in Detroit.  “People need …

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 …