Volunteers take a course in ‘Life Reimagined’

Posted on 07/2/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Volunteering The AARP Michigan State Office hosted 16 volunteers for Life Reimagined Guide training on June 17-18. The volunteers spent two days experiencing a Life Checkup and learning about this new AARP initiative. The Guides are now ready to lead Life Checkups throughout the state to help Michiganders take the journey of self-discovery and to decide their “what’s next” moment. “The trainees were fully engaged during the session and left energized and excited about the life-changing potential of Life Reimagined Checkups …

Sgt. Hickey commits to helping older drivers

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

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 seeks Andrus Award nominees

Posted on 05/19/2014 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Volunteering AARP Michigan is seeking nominations for its 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Michiganders who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their senior community members.  The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious volunteer tribute and recognizes outstanding individuals who made their communities better in ways consistent with AARP’s mission, vision and commitment to volunteer service. “Volunteerism is clearly a new way of looking at retirement for older Americans. Many are finding that …

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

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

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. …