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.
AARP poll shows 60 percent are anxious about having enough money for retirement. About two-thirds favor a state retirement savings option to help workers save on the job.
Top elected officials, an audience of 340, and health and wealth experts took on a number of policy issues in a lively and substantive virtual event led by AARP Michigan.
AARP calls on nursing homes to require vaccinations of residents and staff. AARP Nursing Home Dashboard Report shows COVID cases, deaths in Michigan down slightly from previous report.
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.
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