Melissa Preddy

The AARP 2021 Community Challenge program has awarded four grants to fund small quick-action projects that have an immediate impact on quality of life in Michigan.
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AARP Michigan’s shift to online offerings during the coronavirus pandemic has been so successful it plans to hold virtual activities even after it’s safe to resume in-person events.
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More than 4,000 Michigan motorists earn or renew their AARP Smart Driver certificate each year. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the course has moved fully online via an easy-to-navigate program that works on computers, tablets and smartphones.
The pandemic has underscored chronic issues such as staffing shortages, low wages for caregivers, and inadequate supplies of personal protective equipment.
Thanks to AARP Livable Communities initiatives, Grand Rapids gets walking trails, and a project in East Lansing connects older adults with students to combat isolation.
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Now any voter can get a mail-in ballot and safely cast a vote from home
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Los habitantes de Oregón seguirán usando el proceso de votación que ha funcionado en el estado por 20 años.
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Oregonians are sticking to the voting process that’s worked here for 20 years
Persona sale de un centro de votación en ausencia.
Ahora todos los votantes pueden recibir una papeleta por correo para votar de manera segura desde su hogar.
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Michigan receives $30 billion a year in federal funding guided by the census. A proper count affects services critical to older adults in Michigan.
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