Highland Park joins Age-Friendly Cities Network

Posted on 07/23/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family Highland Park on Tuesday became the second Michigan city to join the World Health Organization (WHO) of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities and the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities.  The Highland Park City Council received a certificate from AARP State Director Jacqueline Morrison at its Tuesday meeting.  Joining the network means Highland Park is committing to improve elements in the community that enhance independent living with a goal of having older citizens take a more active role.  It is a five-year …

‘Why I Love My Grandparents’ Essay Contest entry deadline is Aug. 1

Posted on 06/30/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family AARP Michigan’s fifth annual “Why I Love My Grandparents” Essay Contest for school-age students is under way.  Essays must be submitted by August 1, 2014. The contest is open to Michigan elementary through high school students ages 6 through 18 and essays can be about one or more grandparents, living or deceased. The Grand Prize winner will receive an Apple iPad. Second Prize is a Nook electronic reader and Third Prize is a Kindle Fire e-reader. Medals also will be awarded to …

Guardianship law saves money, time, heartache

Posted on 06/25/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family By Lisa Dedden Cooper, AARP Michigan Manager of Advocacy Legislation has been introduced in Michigan that would allow this state to join 38 other states  in adopting the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA). Senate Bills 465 and 466 were introduced last fall by State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker and were referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where they are currently awaiting a hearing.  AARP Michigan supports this legislation because adopting the UAGPPJA will save money, time and heartache for Michigan …

AARP Driver Safety offers discounted online course in July

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family To celebrate the independence that driving affords, AARP Driver Safety will offer a discounted online course in July. From July 1 through July 31, AARP members and non-members can save 40% on the online course only.  To take 40% off the online course, participants should visit www.aarpdriversafety.org and enter the promotion code JULY40 when prompted during registration. Upon registration, participants have 60 days to complete the course. The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest course for …

Kids’ Essay Contest Binds Generations

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

Home & Family 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 …

AARP, Michigan Humane Society offer pet adoption discounts

Posted on 04/22/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family Call it companionship at a discount. AARP Michigan and the Michigan Humane Society have launched a new partnership to offer substantial savings on pet adoption fees – ranging from $55 to $190 — to AARP members. AARP members can simply present their membership card at any Michigan Humane Society adoption location to receive the discount for qualifying dogs and cats. Those who want to sign up on the spot for AARP membership to get the discount can do so by …