Walgreens and AARP Way to Well Health Tour visits West Michigan

Posted on 07/16/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Health & Wellbeing 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, …

Health Decisions Tour stops draw crowds, comments

Posted on 06/23/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The first two stops on the AARP Michigan Health Decisions T0ur drew 132 interested health care consumers and led to lively discussion in Lansing and Grand Rapids. The tour provides information on navigating health reform, Medicare, long-term care and caregiving issues and solutions. The session in Lansing on May 27 attracted 57 people, and the event in Grand Rapids on June 16 drew 75. Following are written comments from attendees at the Lansing area session: “I would have stayed all …

Sederburg praises AARP long-term care Scorecard

Posted on 06/23/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) Director Kari Sederburg issued the following statement on the AARP 2014 State Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard results for the state of Michigan:    “I want to thank AARP for its great work and thoughtful assessment of Michigan’s long-term care supports and services system.  “While the scorecard does not include many of the positive steps Michigan has taken the past few years to increase access to and improve the quality of supports …

Scorecard: Michigan has work to do to serve older residents

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Michigan still needs tomake substantial improvements when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, especially when it comes to support for family caregivers. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation.  Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers – an update of the …

Health Decisions Tour coming to a town near you

Posted on 06/3/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The AARP Listens to Michigan Tour will hit the road again this month and will make stops in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Detroit, Marquette, Kalamazoo and Jackson. The focus of the tour will be “Health Decisions.” Topics to be explored include navigating health reform, Medicare, long-term care and caregiving issues and solutions. “We will stress the key information and advocacy resources available for many of these issues for those planning their health decisions and those already dealing with health …

Report: Pedestrians at risk on Metro Detroit streets

Posted on 05/21/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Metro Detroit is among the most dangerous communities in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 11th most dangerous out of the 51 largest metro areas, a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, said.  Over the decade from 2003 – 2012, 713 Metro Detroit area residents were killed while walking. The report, Dangerous by Design 2014 ranks America’s major metropolitan areas according to a Pedestrian Danger Index that assesses how safe pedestrians are …