AARP, SBA offer help for encore entrepreneurs

AARP, SBA offer help for encore entrepreneurs

Posted on 03/19/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Events                                                                                                      AARP and the U.S. Small     Business Administration will team up again this year to improve the chances for success of “encore entrepreneurs” – people 50 and older who are starting a business – at free workshops in Jackson, Traverse City, Grand Rapids and Lansing during April.  The joint venture will match older entrepreneurs with successful business owners and community leaders for assistance and advice about such things as creating a business plan, securing financing and effective marketing. The Michigan …

Join 'Walk for Warmth' in Jackson on Friday

Join ‘Walk for Warmth’ in Jackson on Friday

Posted on 02/18/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Events Join the Walk for Warmth this Friday, Feb. 21 in Jackson to help raise money for and awareness about utility assistance, one of the most urgent unmet needs in Jackson County.   Funds will be raised to help eligible residents avoid utility shut-off and the fees associated with re-connection.   The Community Action Agency-sponsored Walk for Warmth begins at 12 noon at Consumers Energy Headquarters, One Energy Plaza, in downtown Jackson. All walkers are welcome. Registration begins at 11 a.m. …

See free screening of 'The Butler' Feb. 25 in Detroit

See free screening of ‘The Butler’ Feb. 25 in Detroit

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Events Join AARP Michigan for a Black History Month special event: A free screening of Lee Daniels’ The Butler on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Redford Theatre, 17360 Lasher Rd., Detroit. The movie tells the story of Cecil Gaines, who served eight presidents during his tenure as a butler in the White House, against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and other major events that affect this man’s life, family and American society. The presentation …

Tips on Pursuing Your Passion

Tips on Pursuing Your Passion

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events Michiganders who want to make the transition to encore careers can get practical advice at a free event Oct. 17 in Grand Rapids. Many of the nation’s more than 76 million boomers have shown an interest in pursuing new endeavors in the second half of life—whether for income, to help others or to pursue a passion. Cosponsored by AARP Michigan and Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), the event will feature Marci Alboher, an expert in second careers. Participants will get …

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AARP, LA SED Working Together

Posted on 06/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events   Working with a consortium of six Hispanic agencies led by Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development (LA SED) in Detroit, AARP is reaching out to the state’s Latino community. Roughly 450,000 Michigan residents are of Hispanic origin, nearly 5 percent. Spanish-speaking AARP volunteers provided materials about retirement planning, consumer protection, health care, ways to save and strengthening Medicare at the annual La Cena de Los Pobres (Dinner for the Poor) last fall, and at the Senior Summit held …

Fill a bag with food for hunger relief May 11

Fill a bag with food for hunger relief May 11

Posted on 05/3/2013 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Events To tackle the serious issue of hunger faced by millions of older adults – including more than 200,000 in Michigan — AARP and AARP Foundation today announced that on Saturday, May 11, they are joining the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the U.S. Postal Service’s 21st annual food drive to help “Stamp Out Hunger.”  On the second Saturday in May each year, in America’s largest single day food drive, known officially as Stamp Out Hunger, letter carriers across …