— A powerhouse coalition has unveiled a new plan to match older worker talent with Michigan job openings. AARP Michigan, Michigan Economic Development Corp, Michigan Works!, and local chambers of commerce announced Experience for Hire, which is launching in four counties this summer – Wayne, Macomb, Ingham and Jackson. Michigan employers report finding qualified applicants to fill job openings is their biggest challenge to business growth. Workers age 50 and older, who have unique skill sets, intend to stay in the workforce …

— Learn how to create a family plan and find the support you need You may care for someone full time, 24/7. Or you may help someone with driving or grocery shopping a couple times a week. Either way, you’re a caregiver. And AARP’s caregiving expert, Amy Goyer, is here to guide you on your journey during the Online CAREversations Workshop. It’s a live, interactive event, so it’s the perfect way for busy people like you to access expert advice, interact …

— Michigan has about 100,000 job openings that employers have been unable to fill. At the same time, many older Michiganders are interested in part-time or full-time work and have skills and expertise that these employers may find attractive. To fill the gaps, AARP Michigan is working with the Michigan Economic Development Corp., Michigan Works and local chambers of commerce to launch a pilot project called Experience for Hire. The project—which is under way in Wayne, Macomb, Ingham and Jackson counties—matches …

—   DTE Energy offers ways for you to stay cool while also saving energy and money: Run your ceiling fan to create a cool breeze If you raise your thermostat by only two degrees and use your ceiling fan, you can lower cooling costs by up to 14 percent. Remember fans cool you, not the room, so when you leave the room, make sure to turn off the fan. Need a ceiling fan? The simple choice is ENERGY STAR – a …

— If you don’t think fun when you think AARP, you don’t know aarp. Sign up for the AARP Michigan Charity Golf Classic that tees off at 9:30 a.m. August 23 at Hawk Hollow Golf Course on Chandler Road. Proceeds from the outing will benefit Tuesday Toolmen, a skilled group of volunteers that provides free home safety repairs and modifications to help low-income seniors, veterans and others. The day’s activities also include a putting contest, hole-in-one prize, long drive competition and …

— AARP Michigan has entered an exciting, new partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to offer free classes and hiking, biking and paddling outings focused on outdoor recreation, safety … and fun. Events in July, August and September include: A guided hike on the Lansing River Trail. Learn about good form walking, the diverse trail system and urban wildlife. The hike will be offered July 8, Aug.12 and Sept. 9 from 10-11 a.m. Meet at Crego Park, 1600 Fidelity …

— For the first time ever, AARP will be bringing its Block Party to the 2017 GM River Days in Detroit June 23-25, featuring radio personality Donnie Simpson, a virtual reality experience, special prizes, and other activities for the entire family. The AARP Block Party is a travelling exhibit that engages attendees with interactive experiences that relate to AARP’s programs and mission. Visitors who stop by the AARP block party can experience virtual reality and receive a free AARP-branded Google Cardboard …

— Michiganders oppose the American Health Care Act — passed last month by the U.S. House — by a 19-point margin, according to a statewide EPIC/MRA poll. The survey, conducted May 20-24, shows 50 percent opposed and 31 percent in favor of the health care legislation, which would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The 600-sample poll indicated 19 percent are undecided or refused to respond. The AHCA was opposed by every age group, with the strongest opposition …

— By Melissa Preddy Cindy Karagosian recently upgraded to LED light bulbs throughout her three-bedroom ranch house and has been swapping energy conservation tips with friends. But the ninth-grade English teacher from Independence Township figures she could do more to trim her electric bill—she just isn’t sure where to start. The average monthly household electric tab in Michigan was $93.61 in 2015, according to the latest figures from the federal Energy Information Administration. That’s up from $58.99 a decade earlier. Michigan …

— Former scam artist Frank Abagnale spent May 16 in Michigan sharing his unique expertise in a teletown hall, during media interviews and at a two-hour event attended by hundreds at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. Abagnale, whose exploits were made famous in the movie “Catch Me If You Can” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, spoke during his Michigan tour about his checkered past and how to avoid becoming a victim of scams and fraud. Here are some highlights: “Before I was old …