Joyce LaFleur retires after 16 years as a top Tax-Aide volunteer

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Finances 50+ | Volunteering Joyce LaFleur, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer extraordinaire, is retiring after 16 years with the program. She was honored for her service and commitment at a Tax-Aide luncheon on Monday, April 20 at the Tri-County Office on Aging. LaFleur served simultaneously as District Coordinator, lead instructor for the district and the Local Coordinator for the Greater Lansing area. During her tenure as the Local Coordinator, the Tri-County Area Agency on Aging Tax-Aide site has consistently been the top-producing location in the state. “Joyce is one …

Seeking nominations for AARP Michigan’s most prestigious volunteer award

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Volunteering Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older?   Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2015 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP’s most prestigious Michigan volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. Only one Michigan individual or couple is selected each year.   Nominating a volunteer is easy! If you know someone age 50 or older who embodies the true definition …

AARP Michigan Statement on Key Votes by Senator Peters and Senator Stabenow on Medicare ‘Seniors’ Amendment’

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing Last night the U.S. Senate voted on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R. 2) that permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate reimbursements to physicians under Medicare. The Senate also voted on the Cardin-Vitter “Seniors’ Amendment” which was a Key Vote for AARP.  AARP applauds the momentous bipartisan Senate vote on MACRA to repeal and replace the flawed SGR formula with an improved payment system. AARP has long advocated for a …

AARP Praises Major Step Toward Closing Loophole on Behalf of Investors

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ WASHINGTON, DC—AARP along with members of the Save Our Retirement coalition praised the latest major step taken on a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that would update requirements for those who give financial advice to individual retirement plan savers. DOL released the text of the rule and opened a public comment period for Americans to comment on a rule that would help those saving for retirement who lose an estimated 17 billion dollars per year due …

AARP MI offers Caregiver Resource Workshops in Detroit

Posted on 04/9/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Caregiving AARP Michigan will offer a four-part Caregiving Resource Workshop over the next four months in Detroit. The free series will include nutrition and exercise demonstrations; interactive presentations on how to manage your money, relieve stress and protect your health as a caregiver; information on local resources available to support caregivers; and opportunities for positive and supportive social interaction with other caregivers. “Caregivers are a silent army that performs a great labor of love. But they need information, emotional support and …

Fraud Watch Network helps protect Michigan families

Posted on 04/9/2015 by | AARP Michigan | Comments

Fraud Identity theft, debt collection scams, mobile phone cramming and a host of other types of fraud are pervasive these days across the state and nation. Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen and a con artist takes over their life. Scammers use the internet, telephones, mail, email and other means to separate people from their nest eggs. According to the Federal Trade Commission, there were 14,284 debt collection con complaints, 10,357 mobile phone services scam reports and 10,338 identity theft …