Why I Love My Grandparents Essay Contest Open to Michigan Students

Why I Love My Grandparents Essay Contest Open to Michigan Students

Posted on 04/9/2014 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 …

Take the Road to Safer Driving

Take the Road to Safer Driving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family By Kathleen O’Gorman Sandra and Russell Engle know all about the hazards of M-20, a four-lane highway connecting Midland and New Era that carries a brisk daily load of trucks, buses and automobiles commuters, students heading to campus and gamblers on their way to the big tribal casino in Mt. Pleasant. So when the Engles, who live in Greendale Township in Midland County, heard about an AARP Driver Safety course being offered last fall, they signed up. They’re glad they …

AARP Live! looks at how to create a caregiving plan

AARP Live! looks at how to create a caregiving plan

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family Amy Goyer, AARP caregiving expert, will share the five steps you can take to create a caregiving plan on the AARP Live! TV show on Thursday Feb. 20. She will also discuss other tips for caregivers, such as how to deal with grief and loss. Submit your questions by calling 877-731-6733, sending a tweet to @aarplive or using #aarplive. Read Goyer’s blog here: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/02/19/amy-goyer-appears-on-aarp-tv/

Are you a caregiver? Visit our resource center

Are you a caregiver? Visit our resource center

Posted on 02/7/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family The AARP Caregiver Resource Center is one-stop shopping place for information, tools and tips about caregiving.  In Michigan, there are 2.1 million caregivers at any given time during the year who devote nearly 1.4 billion hours to caregiving at a total value of $15.5 billion, according to a report by the AARP Public Policy Institute.  Go to aarp.org/caregiving to get the resources for help coping with the daily responsibilities of caregiving. You can find support, chat with an expert, locate …

Ann Arbor ranks among most walkable cities

Ann Arbor ranks among most walkable cities

Posted on 01/22/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family Post by Melissa Stanton, AARP: Ann Arbor has been selected by Governing Magazine as one of the 10 most walkable cities in the U.S. Based on 2012 Census data, about 16 percent of Ann Arbor residents walk to work. “More and more cities are ‘reinventing their town centers’ and undergoing other transitions to become more walkable,” reports Huff Post Urban Progress, citing information from Governing.com. We’re glad to hear that, and we’re pleased to see Dan Burden, cofounder of the …

AARP Foundation sets up winter weather relief fund

AARP Foundation sets up winter weather relief fund

Posted on 01/16/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP Foundation today announced it has established a relief fund to support older adults suffering from the severe cold weather that has gripped much of the nation. AARP and its members are committed to helping those in need; so to support these emergency relief efforts AARP and AARP Foundation will match dollar-for-dollar contributions up to $250,000, which could mean up to $500,000 in aid. The matching program will be administered through AARP Foundation.  The extreme weather, including …