— Skyrocketing health care premiums, cuts in Medicare benefits, elimination of the Healthy Michigan program, reductions in money available for in-home services – these are among concerns older Michiganders shared in personal stories today at a news conference hosted by AARP Michigan about how the proposed American Health Care Act  may impact their lives. The plan, which would be a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, may come to a vote in Congress as soon as this week. Chris Tarpoff of …

— AARP Michigan and Sen. Margaret O’Brien shared the podium at a news conference launching the CARE Act legislation on May 20 at the State Capitol. The bill introduction event attracted a crowd of 40, including television and print media. About a dozen branded AARP volunteers also attended, as well as legislative staffers for lawmakers who support the bill. Senate Bill 352 supports the state’s family caregivers – an unpaid silent army 2-million strong who help make it possible for older …

— Starting today (Wednesday, August 27, 2014) and continuing through Wednesday, Sept. 17, all 272 Walgreens stores in Ohio and Northern Kentucky will accept Spread Some Good donations of $1 or more at checkout registers to supply peanut butter to local food pantries across the state. “AARP Ohio initiated Spread Some Good four years ago when pantries reported senior hunger had risen dramatically,” Mike Barnhart, who volunteers as state president for AARP Ohio, said at this morning’s news conference kicking off …