AARP Michigan’s fifth annual "Why I Love My Grandparents" Essay Contest for school-age students is under way. Essays must be submitted by August 1, 2014.
AARP Michigan received over 200 entries in this year’s “Why I Love My Grandparents” essay contest. Heartwarming essays from students throughout the state shared stories of love and the special bond shared between grandparents and grandchildren.
In 2007, a Washington University research study confirmed what volunteers have been consistently saying all along. AARP Experience Corps volunteers become more active and energetic as they participate in the program. From the study: “At the end of the academic year, about two-thirds of the low-activity group was classified as high-activity, as they became more active in non-Experience Corps activities. “
As AARP Michigan gears up for this year’s version of You’ve Earned a Say, at least one factor will remain constant from our highly successful 2012 YEAS effort: Volunteers again will play an essential role.
AARP Michigan will host an Age Friendly Communities Conference on February 28 at the Palmer Commons on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The informative one-day conference will explore what communities must do to prepare for the growing population of people aged 65 and older.
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