Sandwich Generation

— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

Legislative Agenda June 30, 2016

— Each year, AARP Michigan publishes its annual State Legislative Agenda, which it shares with Michigan’s State Representatives, State Senators, the Governor, AARP members, volunteers and the public. This year’s agenda focuses on a variety of topics and issues, including caregiving, veterans’ support, work and save programs, access to health care, age-friendly communities and much more. Take a look at the updated version of the 2016 AARP Michigan State Legislative Agenda here: AARPMI2016.UpdatedLegisAgenda.6.30Full  

Dr. Monda Hanna-Attisha

— Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Flint pediatrician who relentlessly called attention to lead poisoning issues in the Flint water supply, has been named the winner of the 2016 Stephen J. Gools Award for Social Change sponsored by AARP Michigan. The award is given annually to the individual, couple, group or non-profit organization that has significantly contributed to positive social change. The honor is named for former AARP Michigan State Director Stephen Gools, who passed away in 2011 after a career of …

Caregiving Resource Center

— The AARP state office wants Michiganders to know about a new law that aims to improve communication between hospitals and family caregivers. The Designated Caregiver Act, which takes effect July 12, allows every hospital patient to designate a family caregiver. The law ensures that hospitals record the caregiver’s name, notify the caregiver when the patient is moved or discharged, and provide instructions for follow-up medical tasks the caregiver will have to perform when the patient comes home. “This law supports …

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— The eightWest daily talk show for women on WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids featured a segment June 29 on the CARE Act, a new law that helps family caregivers when their loved ones are admitted to the hospital. Entitled “CARE Act empowers families,” the show features interviews with Melissa Seifert, AARP Michigan Associate State Director for Governmental Affairs and Jennifer Munoz, AARP Michigan Associate State Director for Community Outreach. See the eightWest segment here: http://woodtv.com/2016/06/29/care-act-empowers-families/  The CARE Act, championed by AARP …

Lighten the Load Tech_BakiBG

— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. …

Golf Outing

— Join us for the Inaugural AARP Michigan Charity Golf Classic on Thursday, September 15 for a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start at Hawk Hollow Golf Course in Bath Township. Proceeds will benefit the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition Tuesday Toolmen program. Tuesday Toolmen provides free fixes to homes of veterans and low-income older adults, allowing them to remain in their homes safely. Registration is open at www.golfoutingpro.com/event/aarpgolfclassic Or contact Karen Kafantaris at kkafantaris@aarp.org for information and registration. Fore!  

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— About 1.3 million Michiganders care for older parents or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their own homes. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and now the State of Michigan has taken action to make life a little bit easier for them. A new law — the Michigan CARE Act, which takes effect July 12 — makes sure caregivers are recognized when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. Learn more about the CARE …

DTE Cooling Tips 2016

— DTE Energy offers ways to stay cool and save money this summer: 1. Set your programmable thermostat at 78 degrees or higher – the recommended setting for summer. Through proper use of pre-programmed settings, a programmable thermostat can save you about $180 every year in energy costs. Add insulation to your home to improve comfort and efficiency Homeowners typically save up to $200 a year in heating and cooling costs by air sealing their homes and adding insulation. Using your …