Watch candidates for governor debate on Sunday

Posted on 10/8/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Michigan 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 …

‘Reimagine Work’ in Grand Rapids brings changing workplace into focus

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Michigan | Money & Work Hear from industry leaders on how to seize opportunities that keep you in a job and help continue to enhance your professional success at “Reimagine Work” from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Western Michigan University Conference Center, 200 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids. Keynote speaker will be Jean Chatzky, financial editor of NBC’s Today Show. She will be joined by a panel of business people. The discussion will focus on this question: Your next 20 years of …

Land, Peters Offer Positions on Issues

Posted on 10/2/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Michigan By Rick Haglund U.S. Senate candidates Terri Lynn Land and Gary Peters agree on preserving Social Security and Medicare but sharply disagree on maintaining the Affordable Care Act. Peters, a Democrat who voted for the act in 2010 as a Detroit-area congressman, would keep it. Land, a Republican from West Michigan, favors repealing it. The two candidates are seeking to fill the seat of Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, who is retiring after 36 years. Land, 56, is a former clerk …

‘Aging in Place’ Gets a Funding Boost

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Michigan More Michiganders may have an opportunity to age in place since lawmakers approved an 8.7 percent increase in funding for MI Choice, the state’s Medicaid program for home- and community-based services. These services help people continue to live at home rather than move into nursing homes or other institutional settings. A 2009 AARP study showed a majority of Americans (89 percent) want to stay in their own homes as they age. The new state budget, which took effect Oct. 1, …

State to host Reinventing Retirement events on Oct. 20

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Michigan | Money & Work | Press From Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services LANSING – This fall Michigan residents will have better tools and information to help plan for retirement, thanks to numerous financial, insurance, community and non-profit organizations coming together to help launch Reinventing Mi Retirement. AARP Michigan is a gold sponsor. “The response we received from our sponsors and supporters to make Reinventing Mi Retirement a reality was phenomenal,” said Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Ann Flood. “I can’t …

Double Up Food Bucks program stretches food dollars in 3 Michigan cities

Posted on 09/29/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family | Michigan | Money & Work AARP Foundation is teaming up with Fair Food Network to spread the word about Fair Food Network’s statewide SNAP incentive program, Double Up Food Bucks. Through a volunteer effort in grocery stores in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Battle Creek, we aim to increase participation in Double Up—especially among older adults.  Through volunteer outreach and nutrition education in in grocery stores, AARP Foundation volunteers will encourage older adults who use the Bridge card to enroll in Double Up Food bucks. This …