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. There are plenty of slots available. 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 …

Peter-Rosenberger

— Unstuck! Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver With Humor featuring Peter Rosenberger Thursday, August 25th  7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT Listen up family caregivers: humor is an expression of a healthy heart — not a defense mechanism! After more than 30 years as a family caregiver for his wife, Gracie, including 78 operations, 60 doctors in 12 hospitals and $9 million in medical bills, Peter Rosenberger has learned: it’s OK to laugh! Join him for this free online event …

Day of Service Lansing 2015

—   Healing a Nation with a Day of Giving For 15 years, AARP staff and volunteers in every state across the country have responded to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 by volunteering in our communities–at elementary schools, senior centers, and food banks. See also: 9/11 Day of Observance In Michigan, we’ve planted gardens at elementary schools, hosted food drives and assisted with meal preparation in several communities across the state, and helped homebound seniors with chores at their …

Karen Kafantaris Elder Law award

— Karen Kafantaris of AARP Michigan is among the 2016 recipients of the Elder Law of Michigan Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards. The award honors those who share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan to advocate for, educate, and assist those in need, with a focus on older adults and persons with disabilities. Kafantaris, AARP Michigan Associate State Director for Community Outreach, has been with AARP Michigan since 2001. Elder Law of Michigan summarized her accomplishments as follows: …

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— Join AARP Michigan as we honor and support those who have served by helping Michigan veterans and their families access benefits and resources during events at four locations in late August and September. AARP Michigan and the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency are working to help more Michigan veterans connect with the benefits they have earned through their services. There will be a representative from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency to talk about benefits and answer questions at these free events: …

Fraud Watch

— By Jean Doss Yesterday morning, my mom experienced the following attempted fraud. She has given me permission to share, and I would recommend everyone share this with older family members. My mother is ‘of a certain age,’ has her wits about her, and has lived in the same home in Ann Arbor for 55 years, with the same phone number. My brother and sister-in-law and their two kids also live in Ann Arbor. Their oldest, a son, is 18, and home …

Fraud Watch Network

—   Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity gets stolen. So if you don’t think it can happen to you, you’re wrong. Identity thieves routinely search through dumpsters and trash cans, looking to find confidential information. As part of its ongoing efforts to help consumers avoid falling victim to identity theft, AARP Michigan is sponsoring several free “Shred Fest” events, including five in Metro Detroit in August and September. This is an opportunity to destroy sensitive documents before the thieves can get …

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— Interview skills can always be improved and practiced, so don’t miss out and go into your next interview cold! AARP wants to help you by taking you behind the scenes of an interview, and help you learn what questions to ask, and what questions to avoid. Don’t miss our interactive  webinar “Interview Intel: Behind the Scenes Advice to Win Your Job” featuring AARP Jobs expert Kerry Hannon  Tuesday August 9th at 3PM ET/ 2PM CT. Be sure to Register NOW! …

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— Eric Schneidewind of Lansing, former AARP Michigan State President, stopped in for an interview about his new position as national AARP’s lead volunteer on Michigan’s Big Show with Michael Patrick Shiels this week. Schneidewind, who stepped into his role as national AARP President in June, said he loves public service and public policy, and he gets plenty of opportunities to work on both as the head of the AARP Board of Directors. “It’s a chance to deal with a lot …

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— WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new survey from AARP says busy consumers relying on the convenience of public wireless networks to keep up-to-date on email, social networks, shopping and even their finances often put their sensitive personal information at risk. The AARP Fraud Watch Network today launches a “Watch Your Wi-Fi” campaign to educate Americans about Wi-Fi hazards and how they can protect themselves.  As part of the campaign, AARP has also begun encouraging businesses that maintain free wireless networks for their customers …