Do you want to make a difference?

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Michigan AARP Michigan advocacy staff and volunteers work with members of Congress on issues such as safeguarding Social Security and Medicare. And they work with state legislators on a variety of issues, including: ensuring affordable utility rates, long-term services and caregiving, access to health care, and preventing elder abuse and exploitation.  See our legislative agenda here: LegislativeAgenda2014 9 3 14  Older adults who have a desire to help their state and community create a more secure future for those 50-plus might want …

‘Grandparents’ Essay Contest winners announced

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

Home & Family | Michigan 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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Michigan 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 Outdated barriers that prohibit APRNs from treating patients in certain circumstances would be removed, improving access to care — especially in rural and urban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

Advocacy | Michigan 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

Land, Peters Offer Positions on Issues

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Michigan By Rick Haglund U.S. Senate candidates Terri Lynn Land and Gary Peters agree on preserving Social Security and Medicare but sharply disagree on maintaining the Affordable Care Act. Peters, a Democrat who voted for the act in 2010 as a Detroit-area congressman, would keep it. Land, a Republican from West Michigan, favors repealing it. The two candidates are seeking to fill the seat of Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, who is retiring after 36 years. Land, 56, is a former clerk …

AARP seeks Tax-Aide volunteers in 36 Michigan counties

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

Michigan | Money & Work 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 …