AARP supports increased spending for home and community based services (HCBS), dementia awareness, telemedicine parity and a wage increase for direct care workers. The organization has strongly supported these advances, and in some cases, for several years.
COVID cases in nursing homes are concentrated among the unvaccinated: nationally, those residents were three times as likely to contract COVID-19 last month compared to residents who are fully vaccinated.
Join AARP Michigan for a major virtual event featuring top elected officials. MI Sisters and Friends is an opportunity for women to come together and have a conversation about their health and wealth as we emerge from the pandemic.
Last year was anything but normal, as Covid-19 reduced the program to about one-third its usual size. A larger than usual influx of new volunteers will be needed to replace those who decided to retire. Apply now through Nov. 1.
Grantees in Michigan are: City of Hamtramck, Eastern Michigan University for a project in Hamtramck, League of Michigan Bicyclists of Lansing for a statewide project, and the Association of Chinese Americans, Inc. in Metro Detroit. The organizations will receive nearly $80,000 to fund community projects.
AARP Michigan volunteer from West Michigan is appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the Commission, which advises the Governor, Michigan Legislature, and the Aging & Adult Services Agency on matters relating to policies and programs for older adults in the state.