— Experience for Hire Experience for Hire is a collaborative project intended to rethink hiring in Michigan by connecting employers with experienced, qualified job seekers age 50 and over who are seeking full or part-time opportunities to put their valuable skills to work. This project is in a pilot phase and currently includes Ingham, Jackson, Macomb, and Wayne counties. Are you an employer seeking older workers?  Share your available job openings HERE. Are you an individual seeking employment?  Click HERE to search job postings. …

— The idea of “Wise Elder” suddenly occurred to me. While standing at the counter at a full service car wash, I observed the discounts available. “Are you:  Military, Student, or a Wise Elder?” Typically, I avoided the senior, senior citizen, or above X age options in so many other places.  However, this time I swallowed and even said out loud, “I am a wise elder” to the young person behind the counter!  It was the first time, at ‘my age’, …

— Join AARP Michigan in recognizing and honoring Veterans this November This Veterans Day, and throughout the year, AARP salutes and celebrates the service and sacrifices made by our Veterans.  To show our appreciation, we are hosting events and special promotions for Veterans and their families throughout the month. Upcoming Events November 7 – The Maple Theater in Bloomfield, enjoy a free screening of Last Flag Flying, starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne. Reserve your space. November 9 – If you’re thinking …

— AARP Michigan’s flash mob event with a “disrupt aging” theme has reached an impressive milestone. The flash mob video has eclipsed a half million views. The flash mob video was recorded in June. Lake St. Clair Metropark serves as the backdrop for this unique and exciting celebration of “disrupt aging.” The video features an 81-year-old weight lifter, a 58-year-old violinist, a 66-year-old magician, 65-year-old belly dancer, a 75-year-old recent college graduate, and more than 100 older adults and kids having a …

— Join AARP Tallahassee and the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department for the Slow Roll Boomer Bike Ride through downtown Tallahassee. The ride begins at Anita Favors Thompson Plaza traveling through the west side of Cascades Park up Franklin Street to the Smokey Hollow Memorial, the loops around the east Cascade with a stop at the Florida prime meridian marker (and county map of Florida) back to Thompson Plaza. Event information: When: Saturday, Oct. 28 @ 9:30 am Registration: The even is …

Ricardo the Remarkable performs his magic

— Settling back in his ergonomic chair, Richard Loescher begins to talk about his most recent adventure, and how much he enjoyed it. His eyes twinkle mischievously, he wears a big smile. The sense of adventure and satisfaction is almost palpable as he recounts the story. Recently, as part of his mentoring work at Universalist Unitarian Church, Richard accompanied a small group of middle school students to a ropes challenge course at a local park. The challenge involved climbing a ladder and …

— Sometime this fall, let AARP Minnesota treat you to a beer and some fun.  We’re partnering with local breweries for several AARP On Tap events, and we’d like you to join us.  These events are great opportunities for those who want to meet and connect with other members, learn more about AARP, or simply enjoy a free brewery tour.  Make sure to bring a non-perishable food donation, and we’ll buy you a beer in exchange.  We need your help fighting …

— Let’s flip the script on aging. Join AARP in Savannah for 65 Shades of Silver: Living Life…Sassy, Suave and Satisfied on Friday, October 13th. A dynamic line up of speakers will focus on three core areas – health, wealth and self – and will provide tips and tools for those who are refocusing and reinventing themselves as they age. People of all ages are invited to attend to enjoy inspiring conversation, good food, fashion, music and fun! The event is …

— AARP is all about empowering people to choose how they live as they age. We are thrilled to be part of Denver Startup Week to interact with the region’s tech innovators and explore how tech can help improve our lives. Did you know that 50-plus people in Colorado generate $134.9 billion in economic activity? And that overall across the U.S. this demographic of 111 million people generates $7.6 trillion in economic activity? This trillion dollar number represents the sum of …

— AARP knows that no one has everything figured out, and that is totally okay. Even if you know what  you want to pursue, it can be difficult to figure out how to actually follow through. That’s why we’re introducing Life Reimagined Checkups, FREE two-hour sessions where we provide valuable tools to help you start the next chapter of your life. We give you access to insightful books,  online activities and programs, lectures, and workshops  that will help you gain the confidence …