Jo Ann Jenkins addresses White House Conference on Aging

Posted on 07/13/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Press Washington, DC – Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins joined President Barack Obama and hundreds of leaders focused on aging policy at the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA). The White House Conference on Aging has been held once a decade, beginning in 1961 and is designed to help chart the course of aging policy.  The 2015 Conference focused on four areas:  ensuring retirement security; promoting healthy aging; providing long-term services and supports; and protecting older Americans from financial exploitation, abuse, …

VA offers support for veterans’ caregivers

Posted on 07/9/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing Dear Veterans: You have done so much to serve us, let us serve you! AARP Michigan will run a regular feature on this web page about programs, services and benefits available to veterans. And while you’re here, check out the new AARP website on resources for Veterans: www.aarp.org/veterans  This entry in the Military Monday series will address: VA Supports for Caregiving More than 5.5 million caregivers help our veterans. Of these, 1.1 million care for someone who served in the …

Meet Paula D. Cunningham

Posted on 07/9/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering As I start my journey as State Director of AARP Michigan, I would like to introduce myself to our volunteers, partners, members and to all Michiganders who deserve the opportunity to age with dignity and purpose.  My name is Paula Diane Cunningham. I have had a rich and rewarding career in education as President of Lansing Community College and in the business community as CEO of Capitol National Bank. Now I am honored in my encore career to be part …

Burial benefits available to Veterans

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Uncategorized Dear Veterans: You have done so much to serve us, let us serve you! AARP Michigan will run a regular feature on this web page about programs, services and benefits available to veterans. And while you’re here, check out the new AARP website on resources for Veterans: www.aarp.org/veterans  This entry in the Military Monday series will address: Veterans’ Burial Benefits The Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov makes available several ways to honor deceased veterans. Here are the steps the family …

Consumers’ Electric Customers to Pay More

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Finances 50+ | Money & Work From MIRS Residential customers would pay more and industrial customers would pay less, under a new rate structure for Consumers Energy electricity customers approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) Tuesday.  The MPSC action mirrored an arrangement it first approved for DTE Energy a few weeks back.  The order issued by the MPSC, as a whole, would result in a 4.4 percent decrease in electric bills for Consumers’ industrial customers, a 0.3 percent decrease for commercial and secondary industrial users, …

Forum to Explore Transit Options in Lansing

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Driver Safety | Events | Home & Family | Livable Communities AARP Michigan is laying the groundwork for a forum to explore how Lansing’s aging population can stay mobile without depending on cars. Getting There: The Capital Region Transportation Forum will gather state leaders, transportation experts and concerned citizens to discuss how public transit affects the region’s economy as well as individuals—and how to encourage alternative ways to get around. “People are outliving their ability to drive safely by seven to 10 years,” said Karen Kafantaris, AARP associate state director for …