Guardianship law saves money, time, heartache

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

Advocacy | Home & Family | Michigan 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 …

Health Decisions Tour stops draw crowds, comments

Posted on 06/23/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Michigan The first two stops on the AARP Michigan Health Decisions T0ur drew 132 interested health care consumers and led to lively discussion in Lansing and Grand Rapids. The tour provides information on navigating health reform, Medicare, long-term care and caregiving issues and solutions. The session in Lansing on May 27 attracted 57 people, and the event in Grand Rapids on June 16 drew 75. Following are written comments from attendees at the Lansing area session: “I would have stayed all …

Sederburg praises AARP long-term care Scorecard

Posted on 06/23/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Michigan The Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) Director Kari Sederburg issued the following statement on the AARP 2014 State Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard results for the state of Michigan:    “I want to thank AARP for its great work and thoughtful assessment of Michigan’s long-term care supports and services system.  “While the scorecard does not include many of the positive steps Michigan has taken the past few years to increase access to and improve the quality of supports …

Scorecard: Michigan has work to do to serve older residents

Posted on 06/20/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Michigan | Press Michigan still needs tomake substantial improvements when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, especially when it comes to support for family caregivers. This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation.  Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers – an update of the …

Sgt. Hickey commits to helping older drivers

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Michigan | Volunteering Sgt. Thomas Hickey, a 22-year veteran of the Ann Arbor Police Department, wants to keep Senior drivers in Ann Arbor safer on the roads. So he become a volunteer classroom Instructor with the AARP Driver Safety Program.  Thomas completed the training and received his certification to teach the Smart Driver Course earlier this year.  But Hickey’s commitment to older drivers  didn’t stop there. He directed a $400 grant from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation to  cover the cost for 20 older adults to attend …

AARP Driver Safety offers discounted online course in July

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

Home & Family | Michigan 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 …