Read our State Legislative Agenda update

Posted on 08/3/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy AARP Michigan advocates on policy issues that matter most to Michigan residents age 50 and over, and their families. In our state legislative advocacy efforts, AARP relies on more than 200 AARP Michigan volunteers, a state office staff headquartered in Lansing, and our 1.4 million Michigan members. Each year, AARP publishes a state legislative agenda that we share with Michigan’s State Representatives, State Senators, the Governor, AARP members, our volunteers and the public. We published our original 2015 State Legislative …

Detroit Pride Fest really was ‘Hotter Than July’

Posted on 07/30/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Community | Volunteering Hotter Than July!, the African American LGBT Pride Fest in Detroit, couldn’t have been more aptly named this year. Temperatures in the mid-to-upper 80s greeted more than 2,000 participants at the July 24-26 20th anniversary event. AARP sponsored breakfast on the opening day and volunteers staffed a resource table where attendees could learn about caregiving, AARP Fraud Watch Network, Life Reimagined and other topics. Lisa Whitmore Davis, AARP Michigan Associate State Director for Multicultural Outreach, led a one-hour workshop on caregiving …

Consumers Put Digital Convenience Ahead of Safety

Posted on 07/29/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Fraud | Technology   WASHINGTON, DC—A new survey of internet users shows that the freedom and convenience of public wireless networks may come at a cost. Nearly half failed a quiz about online and wireless safety, and the survey results indicate that thousands nationwide are engaging in activity that could put them squarely in the sights of hackers looking to steal their personal information.  An AARP Fraud Watch Network report, “Convenience versus Security,” shows that among adults who access the Internet, a quarter …

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 …