Watch candidates for governor debate on Sunday

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Events Michigan gubernatorial candidates Rick Snyder and Mark Schauer will hold their first and only debate on Sunday at 6 p.m.   AARP Michigan is sponsoring this debate.  Tune in to find out where the candidates stand on the issues that matter to you and your family. The town hall forum will be broadcast on WTVS-Channel 56 in the Detroit area and also will be available on public television stations and some commercial stations across the state. Check your local listings. You …

Grand Rapids Veteran Expo offers transition help, career services

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

Events 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 to give away 10 tickets to American Idol Live!

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Events Want to see the star-studded American Idol Live! show at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant  on Thursday, Aug. 7? AARP Michigan will give away 10 tickets at the AARP booth outside the theatre on the day of the 8 p.m. show. Enter our free drawing and two tickets will be given away at five separate times: 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. You must be present to win. The show will feature the top 10 …

Fight Fraud — Shred Instead!

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

Events 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 …

Where to Get a Checkup for Your Car

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

Events 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 To find other CarFit events, go to

Kids’ Essay Contest Binds Generations

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events By Melissa Preddy Danny Bartolotta is a teen with a strong vision for his life—completing high school this year, entering college in the fall, followed by law school and opening a firm with his best friend. The 17-year-old from Romeo said the loving support of his grandparents Bev and Don Fraser, including their advice—repeated early and often—to “don’t follow the crowd,” helped him establish the confidence and discipline he needed to excel in school and activities. Last year he got …