Older voters worry about retirement security

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Michigan | Press AARP Michigan has released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them. Voters also want to see candidates who focus on improving their financial security, as they believe incomes have not kept up with their cost of living, especially health costs, taxes and retirement security. The poll also shows U.S. Senate candidates Gary Peters (D) and Terri Lynn Land (R) tied among likely Michigan voters …

Resources for Detroit water assistance listed

Posted on 08/13/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family | Local Resources | Michigan For those possibly facing water shutoffs in Detroit, here’s a rundown on resources for assistance: Cobo Water Fair   Learn about water assistance options, how to save water and make payment arrangements to avoid a shut-off during a Water Fair at Cobo Hall on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fair is presented by Council President Brenda Jones and Mayor Mike Duggan. Free parking available at Ford Underground and Millenium Parking Garage. To sign up for a payment …

AARP poll shows Senate race tight

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Michigan From MIRS If a new AARP poll foreshadows the results to come, the U.S. Senate race for Michigan could be tight when it comes to older voters. The newest poll, released this morning, had Democratic nominee Gary PETERS and Republican Terri Lynn LAND locked in a dead heat 36 percent tie among 801 likely 2014 voters age 50 and older. And the post-50 voting bloc is a fierce political power to contend with when it comes to general elections: they …

AARP Partners with Agencies to Combat Hunger in Western Massachusetts

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Massachusetts | Comments

Press Volunteers to Help Eligible Residents at SNAP Benefit Clinics in Western, MA Seniors on fixed incomes often have to make difficult choices between heating their homes, paying for essential medications, or putting food on the table.  Food assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, can provide those Massachusetts residents 60+ and those with disabilities, a monthly benefit towards the costs of nutritious and healthy food. A cornerstone of the nation’s nutritional safety net, …

‘Comedy Cop’ tells his fascinating Life Reimagined story

Posted on 08/6/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family | Michigan | Money & Work Dwayne Gill is Michigan’s own Life Reimagined story. The irrepressible 50-year-old Detroit native is a Michigan State Police officer who is nearing retirement. But like a growing number of new retirees, he doesn’t intend to fade quietly into the sunset. He has a fascinating plan for his “what’s next.” Known around the state as “The Comedy Cop,” Gill doubles as a stand-up comic, who has opened for such entertainers as Aretha Franklin and Tim Allen. When he hangs up his gun …

AARP Michigan to give away 10 tickets to American Idol Live!

Posted on 07/30/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Events | Michigan 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 …