Thousands of Michigan veterans hungry for benefit information

Posted on 11/13/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Events Thousands of Michigan veterans listened in on an AARP tele-town hall that provided details about a wide range of veterans’ benefits.  The hour-long call featured expert information from Robert Price, a retired Army veteran and acting director for targeted outreach with the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.  Listen to the Veterans Tele-Town Hall here (Firefox, Google Chrome or other updated browser version required): https://soundcloud.com/markhornbeck/michigan-veterans-teletown-hall-nov-2014    Participants had myriad questions about the complex web of veterans’ benefits and how the rules and …

‘A Taste of AARP’ comes to Marquette

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Events AARP Michigan will present “A Taste of AARP” at the Holiday Inn of Marquette, 1951 U.S. 41 West, from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 10.  The free event — hosted by AARP Michigan Executive Council Members Jimmy and Sally Bruce of Escanaba — will feature a local wine-tasting, cooking demonstrations and a presentation about volunteer opportunities and what AARP is doing in Michigan, the Upper Peninsula and Marquette County. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and registration is preferred. Please …

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 …