— WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Americans losing tens of billions of dollars annually to investment fraud schemes, what mindsets and behaviors are common among those who fall victim?  A new survey by the AARP Fraud Watch Network finds that the most susceptible typically exhibit an unusually high degree of confidence in unregulated investments and tend to trade more actively than the general investor population.  More of the investment scam victims also reported that they value wealth accumulation as a significant measure …

— In 20 minutes, you’ll learn what digital skills you need to improve to compete in today’s workforce.     Workers 50+ are reinventing their careers. That’s why we created the AARP Work & Jobs Digital Skills Inventory. This free online tool will help you identify the digital skills you need to find a new job or excel in the one you already have. Try it now. www.aarp.org/skillsinventory You might discover that you know more than you think. Whether you’re fine-tuning your Microsoft …

— Making Your Mess Your Message Featuring Dan Gasby with Sherri Snelling February 27, 2017 Special Evening Time 7 p.m. ET Register for our webinar and you could win a copy of the inspiring book “Before I Forget:  Love, Hope, Help & Acceptance in our Fight against Alzheimer’s” by B. Smith and Dan Gasby.* The reality of becoming a family caregiver seen through the eye’s of B. Smith’s husband Lifestyle guru B. Smith and Dan Gasby had it all. They were partners …

— This has been a busy week for President Donald Trump.  He’s been signing executive orders, holding high-level meetings — and tweeting up a storm.  All of this makes it clear that our 45th president is eager to deliver quickly on the promises he made during his campaign. At AARP, we’re focusing on one important promise:  The pledge he made not to cut Medicare. Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting …

— A fun and engaging event, Love in the Latter Years: Sex @50+, is coming to Detroit on Feb. 17, the Friday after Valentine’s Day. The event — featuring a panel of experts moderated by radio, TV and movie personality Donnie Simpson — will run from 6-10 p.m. at the Hotel St. Regis, 3071 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. THIS EVENT IS FULL. The program will examine how the 50 and older approach life, love and dating, exploring the health and social perspectives. Health …

— Free Webinar: Demystifying Medical Apps & Wearable Health Devices Featuring Leslie Saxon, M.D. January 30, 2017 2 p.m. ET Register for this webinar for a chance to win a $500 gift card* With more than 165,000 medical health apps and 12,000 wearable health-tracking devices on the market, how can you tell which ones are best for you? Join Dr. Leslie Saxon as she shares what to look for in a trustworthy medical app and how to maximize your health through wearable …

— AARP Foundation this year is again providing free tax assistance and preparation, especially for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the Tax-Aide program. In Michigan, about 1,000 Tax-Aide volunteers help more than 70,000 people each year at over 100 sites across the state. The service starts Feb. 1. The service is free but appointments are required. To find a Tax-Aide site near you, go to this link: https://secure.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free …

— Are you looking for a part-time job? AARP can connect you with employers who are looking for workers aged 50+. Register today for our free Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work, Thursday, January 26th. It’s a live, online event starting at 11 a.m. ET where you can upload a résumé, chat with hiring employers, and get tips to help you find a part-time job! You’ll have access to interactive webinar hosted by hiring employers and be able to play online games that …

— KALAMAZOO, MI – Mary and Scott Aldrich of Richland – dedicated and compassionate volunteers who are active in Senior Services of Southwest Michigan and several other area programs – are the winners of the 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious volunteer honor. The Andrus Award honors Michiganders who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their senior community members. The tribute recognizes outstanding individuals who made their communities better in ways consistent …

— AARP Michigan and the older Michiganders the organization represents had a great year in the State Legislature. Together, we successfully advocated for bills that provide help for caregivers, improve health care access and better enable state residents to remain in their homes as long as possible, among other accomplishments. Read all about this success story in the 2015-2016 Michigan Legislative End of Session Report. Click here to read the full wrap up: MIStateLegis.Report1.13.17.final revised All year long, AARP Michigan staff …