Karen Love: 'Aging not about getting old, but getting involved'

Karen Love: ‘Aging not about getting old, but getting involved’

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Volunteering From WDIV-TV, Online Detroit DETROIT – As AARP Michigan Executive Council Member Karen Love was finishing her master’s degree in gerontology, she concluded that she had always wanted to work in this field with “seasoned saints.”  Even though she worked in communications for more that 30 years, including with papers like the Los Angeles Times and Michigan Chronicle, there was still another part of her that needed to be fulfilled. She strongly believes in life, which means she had to …

Take the Road to Safer Driving

Take the Road to Safer Driving

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

Volunteering 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 …

Join 'Walk for Warmth' in Jackson on Friday

Join ‘Walk for Warmth’ in Jackson on Friday

Posted on 02/18/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Volunteering Join the Walk for Warmth this Friday, Feb. 21 in Jackson to help raise money for and awareness about utility assistance, one of the most urgent unmet needs in Jackson County.   Funds will be raised to help eligible residents avoid utility shut-off and the fees associated with re-connection.   The Community Action Agency-sponsored Walk for Warmth begins at 12 noon at Consumers Energy Headquarters, One Energy Plaza, in downtown Jackson. All walkers are welcome. Registration begins at 11 a.m. …

Driver Safety volunteers needed in Grand Rapids, Flint areas

Driver Safety volunteers needed in Grand Rapids, Flint areas

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Volunteering AARP Michigan is looking for volunteer instructors for its Smart Drivers Program in the Grand Rapids and Flint areas.  In Kent County, there is a need for instructors in Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Kentwood and Grand Haven.  In the Flint area, the program is seeking to recruit instructors to cover Flint, Swartz Creek, Fenton, Burton, Clio, and Grand Blanc.  The AARP Smart Drivers Program is the nation’s first and largest course for older drivers. It is designed to help …

Lisa Whitmore Davis to serve on Network of Multicultural Aging Council

Lisa Whitmore Davis to serve on Network of Multicultural Aging Council

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

Volunteering Lisa Whitmore Davis, AARP Michigan Associate State Director for Multicultural Outreach,has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Network of Multicultural Aging Council. The Council works with the American Society on Aging in support of developing a strong network of professionals who collectively address the challenges and opportunities of a diverse aging society. Her term begins in March at the conclusion of the Aging in America Conference.  

AARP MI President graduates from Volunteer Leadership Institute

AARP MI President graduates from Volunteer Leadership Institute

Posted on 01/13/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Volunteering Washington, DC – On Wednesday, January 8, Thomas Kimble of Clarkston participated in the graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of AARP’s Volunteer Leadership Institute or VLI.    He was joined by 22 other exceptional volunteers from all across the country.   VLI is a rigorous and innovative training opportunity launched by AARP in December 2012 to mobilize highly skilled and motivated AARP volunteers to the next level of volunteer leadership.  The first class met both in person and virtually over a …