— WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the amendment to the tax bill that repeals the health coverage requirement:    “The amendment to repeal the individual health coverage requirement will leave millions of Americans uninsured, destabilize the health insurance market, and lead to spikes in the cost of premiums.  “The Congressional Budget Office recently confirmed that repealing the individual health coverage requirement would lead to 13 …

— Join AARP Michigan in recognizing and honoring Veterans this November This Veterans Day, and throughout the year, AARP salutes and celebrates the service and sacrifices made by our Veterans.  To show our appreciation, we are hosting events and special promotions for Veterans and their families throughout the month. Upcoming Events November 7 – The Maple Theater in Bloomfield, enjoy a free screening of Last Flag Flying, starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne. Reserve your space. November 9 – If you’re thinking …

— By Melissa Preddy Healthy Michigan, hailed as one of the nation’s most innovative efforts to expand Medicaid, is proving to be a lifeline for lower-income workers while improving the economy, according to state officials and researchers. Designed by lawmakers, industry leaders and consumer advocates, Healthy Michigan is paid for by Medicaid funds under the Affordable Care Act. Michigan is one of 31 states that accepted federal funds to provide lower-income residents with health care. AARP Michigan strongly backed the decision. …

— AARP Michigan’s flash mob event with a “disrupt aging” theme has reached an impressive milestone. The flash mob video has eclipsed a half million views. The flash mob video was recorded in June. Lake St. Clair Metropark serves as the backdrop for this unique and exciting celebration of “disrupt aging.” The video features an 81-year-old weight lifter, a 58-year-old violinist, a 66-year-old magician, 65-year-old belly dancer, a 75-year-old recent college graduate, and more than 100 older adults and kids having a …

— Join us online for free webinars, interactive videos, live chats and more AARP’s Online Family Caregiving Fair is Thursday, November 16, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET As a child, your parents provided the care. Now the roles are changing. If you’re one of over 40 million adults in the U.S. who provide unpaid care to a family member — or a first-time caregiver looking for helpful tips and advice, the AARP Online Family Caregiving Fair will help you make …

— How can he help you build your new business? From Passion to Profit, Part 2: Veteran Entrepreneurship takes place on Thursday, November 9, 2017 / 3:00 p.m. EST If you’re a veteran thinking about starting your own business, join AARP for a live webinar and hear from all of our inspiring veteran entrepreneurs as they share their journeys of starting and succeeding in business. Get new business insights from: Lee Dougherty, founder and host of Objective Rally Point networking event for …

— LANSING, MI —AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteer tax-preparers in the Lansing area to help residents who need help preparing and filing their 2017 returns. Volunteers are needed in Lansing, East Lansing, Okemos and Charlotte. The time commitment is 10 to 20 hours for training and several hours each week from February 1 to April 15 doing counseling and tax return preparation. The volunteer prepares tax forms, answers questions and …

— Join us for two live webcasts and get answers to your questions. Do you have questions about the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment? Get your answers live! Whether you’re enrolling for the first time or re-enrolling, the two-part Q&A series from AARP Learn@50+ provides answers about the 2018 enrollment process. In part one, AARP’s experts will review the Open Enrollment period (Nov. 1 to Dec. 15) and answer your questions about the process. In part two, the AARP team will lead a …

— Gladys Pearson has fed families. She has organized women’s workshops and helped to promote breast cancer awareness. The West Bloomfield woman has led drives to provide backpacks and prom dresses for students, and has sponsored character-building workshops for young people. In recognition of these and many other achievements, Pearson is the winner of the 2017 AARP Michigan Andrus Award for Community Service, the organization’s most prestigious volunteer honor. The Andrus Award honors Michiganders who are sharing their experience, talent, and …

— Taking care of a loved one isn’t always a walk in the park. Family caregiving means juggling a lot of kinds of help—personal, financial, medical, and more. Now you can talk to others dealing with the same issues. October’s Caregiving Q&A webcast is hosted by caregiving experts Lee Baker and Debra Tyler-Horton from AARP Georgia. Register today to ask questions and learn about the issues important to you. Managing Your Loved One’s Finances Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 7:00-7:30 pm ET Lee …