Melissa Preddy

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Indiana’s network of trails is growing to accommodate increasing demand, with lawmakers allocating $150 million in recent budgets to the Next Level Trails program for ongoing improvements across the state.
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Despite the widespread popularity of no-excuse absentee voting in Michigan, a ballot measure that might hit the state Legislature this spring could make it harder to do.
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AARP Michigan is offering a one-day health summit for underserved communities as well as those with disabilities and language barriers.
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AARP Indiana will be advocating for a wide range of issues, everything from broadband access to authority for nurse practitioners, in the upcoming legislative session.
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Two AARP volunteers, Gloria Kovnot and Brenda Surae Eaton, were recognized by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Aging & Adult Services Agency as Senior Citizens of the Year.
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Despite their extensive training, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are barred by Indiana law from prescribing routine drugs unless they work under a doctor’s supervision. AARP Indiana is urging state lawmakers to ease that restriction.
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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.
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The pandemic has underscored chronic issues such as staffing shortages, low wages for caregivers, and inadequate supplies of personal protective equipment.
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