Sex at 50+ event slated for Feb. 23

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-01-29T09:44:45+00:00">January 29, 2019</time> by AARP Michigan

It’s almost time to talk about sex. AARP Michigan will host its third annual Sex at 50+ event on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 5-9 p.m. at the Silver Garden Events Center, 24350 Southfield Rd. in Southfield. This popular, interactive event examines how people 50 and older approach life, love and dating while exploring health and social perspectives. Health experts from DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital will lead a panel discussion on the physical aspects of love and sex for older men and …

AARP Michigan End of Session Report shows wins, challenges

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-08T17:04:36+00:00">January 8, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-01-09T10:29:28+00:00">January 9, 2019</time> by AARP Michigan

AARP Michigan posted several substantial victories on its legislative agenda during the recently concluded 2017-18 session of the Michigan Legislature. But the record also shows that much work remains to be done. At the close of each two-year state legislative session, AARP Michigan publishes an End of Session Report that summarizes organization-supported bills that won passage. The document also provides a rundown on the status of  bills backed by AARP that did not pass during the session. The report shows legislation was enacted that will:   …

AARP Driver Safety instructor from Midland selected for state award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-08T10:40:03+00:00">January 8, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-01-10T11:06:32+00:00">January 10, 2019</time> by AARP Michigan

Dr. Sandra Simmons, a veteran AARP Michigan Driver Safety instructor from Midland, has been selected to receive the Richard H. Austin Traffic Safety Award. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Committee recently announced the honor, which is for long-term contributions and commitment to traffic safety. “The AARP Michigan Driver Safety Program is proud of Dr. Sandra Simmons’ accomplishments in the 14 years she has been with the program,” said Cynthia LaBelle, Michigan AARP Driver Safety State Coordinator. “We are very happy …

Health care access claims victory in Michigan Legislature

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-12-19T15:40:59+00:00">December 19, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-12-19T15:44:08+00:00">December 19, 2018</time> by AARP Michigan

A bill that promises to expand health care access, especially in rural and other underserved areas of Michigan, won final passage today in the State Legislature. The House voted 102-7 on final passage. The Senate approved the legislation earlier. When signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan will become the 25th state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. The Compact offers an expedited licensing process for physicians who want to practice medicine in multiple states. Joining the Compact would enable patients in Michigan, for example, to consult …

DTE Energy offers tips on saving on winter heat bills

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-12-03T11:00:00+00:00">December 3, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-12-03T11:23:31+00:00">December 3, 2018</time> by AARP Michigan

When temperatures start to fall in Michigan, one thing is certain: you’ll start to use more natural gas to heat your home, which can lead to higher energy bills. Colder weather conditions lead to higher natural gas consumption, but there are ways you can save. For tips on how to reduce your heating bill, click here.

Have a scam-free holiday season!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-11-27T11:39:00+00:00">November 27, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-11-28T10:22:35+00:00">November 28, 2018</time> by AARP Michigan

With holiday season upon us, scammers have plenty of inroads to steal our money and even the gifts we send. Here are some way to protect yourself: When shopping online, use well-known sites and type in the web address yourself, instead of clicking on a link. Buy gift cards online from the retailer or from the cashier, to avoid compromised cards that may be sitting on gift card racks. Require a delivery signature for packages to avoid the possibility of …

Politico: How older voters flipped the House

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-11-19T09:48:45+00:00">November 19, 2018</time> by AARP Michigan

AARP and POLITICO Magazine teamed up to launch“The Deciders” six months ago, to explore the power of 50-and-older voters in the 2018 election year. The series, through polling, interviews and images, examined the issues important to the 50+ voters in swing states. The final installment analyzes how Democrats won over older voters, who had cast ballots for Republicans in past years, and flipped the U.S. House. How they did it is the story of the 2018 election. Read all about it here: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/11/13/2018-election-analysis-democrats-republicans-politics-222412   …

AARP Michigan TV show offers ‘Real Possibilities’

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-10-29T10:37:33+00:00">October 29, 2018</time> by AARP Michigan

AARP Michigan has launched an exciting and informative local weekly TV show entitled “Real Possibilities.” The half-hour program airs every Tuesday at 9 a.m. on ABC 53 in the mid-Michigan area. “Real Possibilities” focuses on empowering older adults to choose how they live as they age. The first eight shows address voter engagement, Good Form Walking, work and jobs, age-friendly cities, fraud watch, caregiving, discounts and genealogy. The newest episode takes a look at “Disrupting Disparities: A Continuum of Care …

Lansing churches join Turnout Sunday Campaign

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-26T12:48:14+00:00">October 26, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-29T09:13:04+00:00">October 29, 2018</time> by AARP Michigan

A campaign to energize the African American faith-based community to turn out at the polls in the Lansing area Nov. 6 has been launched by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and AARP Michigan, in partnership with the Skinner Leadership Institute. The 2018 Turnout Sunday Campaign, especially targeted to voters 50 and older, will reach congregations at 10 Lansing area churches on Oct. 28 and Nov. 4. Churchgoers will hear about the importance of the 2018 Midterm Elections, what to expect …

Disrupting health disparities can make a difference in people’s lives

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-10-08T11:45:32+00:00">October 8, 2018</time> by AARP Michigan

It was one of those times while working at AARP that made me feel we really had a chance to make a difference. Everyone who has been here any length of time knows what I’m talking about. AARP Michigan and a host of partners put nine months into a study of disparities in the state’s health care system. Our findings and calls to action were released in a report on Oct. 2 at an event attended by more than 200 …