— Washington, DC — In a statement today, AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond applauded the withdrawal of the House health care legislation that would have harmed millions of older Americans and their families:  “The leadership’s decision to withdraw the bill from consideration proves that the voices of Americans are very powerful. This harmful legislation would have added an Age Tax on older Americans and put vulnerable populations at risk.  “Instead of this harmful bill, we encourage Congress to focus on …

— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 7 p.m. ET Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …

— AARP Volunteer Robert Smith of Franklin was honored during the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission (GTSAC) annual awards presentation at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on March 22 in East Lansing for his dedication to the AARP Driver Safety Program. Smith received the Richard H. Austin Long-Term Traffic Safety Award, which is presented to individuals or organizations who have made significant long-term contributions to the field of public safety. He was presented the award by Michigan Secretary of State …

— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. ET, …

— Chicago, IL—AARP has released the findings of a survey that said a majority of voters ages 50 plus – including most Trump supporters – oppose specific provisions of the bill that make health care more expensive for older Americans. The survey asked about multiple elements of the health care reform bill and also found that an overwhelming majority want action to lower drug costs. “Older Americans want affordable health care – including less expensive prescription drugs and continued protections for …

— Caregivers, a silent army of unsung heroes, need information, emotional support and access to resources. That’s why AARP Michigan will offer a series of free programs on caregiving in Jackson from April to October. Caregiver College will launch April 25 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Gene Davis & Sons, 3575 Francis St., Jackson, with a session on “Preparing for Caregiving.” These other sessions will be offered at the same time and place: “Assessing Recipients’ and Caregivers’ Needs and Preferences,” on May 30. …

— Skyrocketing health care premiums, cuts in Medicare benefits, elimination of the Healthy Michigan program, reductions in money available for in-home services – these are among concerns older Michiganders shared in personal stories today at a news conference hosted by AARP Michigan about how the proposed American Health Care Act  may impact their lives. The plan, which would be a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, may come to a vote in Congress as soon as this week. Chris Tarpoff of …

— Take a virtual tour and learn how to make every room safer. April 12, 2017 7 p.m. ET Are you a family caregiver? If so, don’t miss Home Safe Home, a virtual room-by-room makeover tour on how to make every room in your home safer for loved ones. And stay tuned as caregiving author Sherri Snelling and livable communities expert Karen Kafantaris answer your questions from the studio. What will you learn? Dozens of smart solutions to make any home …

— Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen. That’s why AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network – to arm people of all ages with the tools they need to spot and avoid scams. Frank Abagnale knows all the scams from the inside. Between the ages of 16 and 21, Abagnale successfully posed as an airplane pilot, an attorney, a doctor and cashed millions in fraudulent checks. His exploits were depicted in the movie ‘Catch Me If You Can,’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio. …

— Washington, DC — AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond announced today AARP’s opposition to the House plan that would make harmful changes to our current health care system such as shortening the life of Medicare, hiking costs for those who can least afford higher insurance premiums, risking seniors’ ability to live independently, and giving tax breaks to big drug companies and health insurance companies: “AARP opposes this legislation as introduced that would weaken Medicare, leaving the door open to a …