— 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 …

—   The City of Lansing officially joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Thursday, an important step in preparing to accommodate a rapidly aging population. Mayor Virg Bernero and AARP Michigan State Director Paula Cunningham took part in a news conference at the Alfreda Schmidt Community Center, flanked by AARP volunteers and staff from the city and AARP. Entering the network is a signal that Lansing will become a great place for all ages by adopting such features as safe, …