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 …

Uniform Guardianship Law averts legal tangles

Posted on 09/26/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Michigan Lisa Dedden Cooper, Manager of Advocacy for AARP Michigan, made these comments to the member of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 23: “AARP supports the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA) because when more than one state is involved in a guardianship matter, families can get caught up in jurisdictional tangles that can cost a lot of money, delay good care, and aggravate disputes. See infographic here: Guardianship Infographic “Passage of Senate Bills 465 and 466 …

Voter Guide offers candidates’ stands on key issues

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Michigan | Press Nonpartisan AARP released voter guides today featuring positions from U.S. Senate, Congressional and Gubernatorial and other statewide candidates – in their own words – on critical issues including Social Security, Medicare, and financial security. Voters of all ages may view the voter guides at www.aarp.org/yourvote. “AARP wants to make sure our members and all voters know what the candidates are saying – and not saying – about key issues that matter to them and their families,” said AARP Executive Vice …

Do you want to make a difference?

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Michigan AARP Michigan advocacy staff and volunteers work with members of Congress on issues such as safeguarding Social Security and Medicare. And they work with state legislators on a variety of issues, including: ensuring affordable utility rates, long-term services and caregiving, access to health care, and preventing elder abuse and exploitation.  See our legislative agenda here: LegislativeAgenda2014 9 3 14  Older adults who have a desire to help their state and community create a more secure future for those 50-plus might want …

‘Grandparents’ Essay Contest winners announced

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Home & Family | Michigan Two Flint area students and a Perry student captured top honors in AARP Michigan’s 5th annual “Why I Love My Grandparents” Essay Contest. Jikira Robbins from Carman-Ainsworth Middle School won the overall Grand Prize, Claudia Ross of Perry High School took second place and Ny’asia Johnson of Southwestern Classical Academy in Flint won third place. Robbins, a 13-year-old eighth-grader, won an Apple iPad for her essay about grandparents who “played an important part” in raising her and her sisters. Read …