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 …

Michigan must take steps to close health disparities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-03T08:51:49+00:00">October 3, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-05T10:53:11+00:00">October 5, 2018</time> by AARP Michigan

  Michigan’s rambling health care system is rife with disparities related to race, geography and income that create uneven access to care, treatment and wellness, according to a new AARP report released today. “Disrupting Disparities: A Continuum of Care for Michiganders 50 and Older,” a nine-month, in-depth study of health care in the state, proposes a range of remedies including creation of a coordinated care network, maintaining Healthy Michigan Medicaid expansion, extending broadband technology to all corners of the state, …

AARP played no part in production or airing of political ad

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-09-26T14:14:41+00:00">September 26, 2018</time> by AARP Michigan

AARP did not authorize the ad from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee being aired in the Metro Detroit TV market that attributes information used in the political commercial to AARP. Also, we did not participate in its production. AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The ad refers to a health care proposal and mentions an 11th Congressional District candidate by name. We have a proud 32-year history of non-partisan voter engagement, providing voters with information …

Put Social Security at the forefront this election season

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-08-13T14:54:00+00:00">August 13, 2018</time> by AARP Michigan

By Paula D. Cunningham AARP Michigan State President How to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations is one of the most important decisions facing federal policymakers. This campaign season, questions about Social Security’s fate belong on the forefront. Born in the depths of the Great Depression, Social Security is showing signs of financial distress. Sooner or later, our national leaders will need to step in to secure its long-term future. And whether you’re a potential beneficiary of Social …

Michigan sets primary turnout record. Thanks voters!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-08-08T10:48:29+00:00">August 8, 2018</time> by AARP Michigan

More than 2 million Michigan voters went to the polls on Tuesday, setting an all-time state record for turnout in a primary election. The electorate shattered the former high water mark of 1.7 million voter turnout in the 2002 primary, according to preliminary results. Wow! What an achievement! AARP Michigan would like to thank everyone who turned out to vote and also those who responded to our Be the Difference. Vote effort on social media, radio, TV and other media outlets. …