AARP Michigan

Stay up-to-date with happenings for Michiganders 50-plus
JAN 7, 2022
AARP Michigan continues to offer quality virtual programs and events in 2022. Take a look at what's coming up - and be sure to check back for updates.
JAN 21, 2022
AARP Michigan State Director Paula Cunningham, representing more than 1.3 million members age 50 and older in Michigan, issued the following statement regarding the danger of the COVID-19 Omicron variant to nursing home residents, calling for immediate action to get residents and staff vaccinated and boosted:
JAN 20, 2022
There is a path to lower prescription drug prices, and Congress must deliver
JAN 13, 2022
2021’s Best Movies and TV for Grownups to be Honored During the 20th Anniversary Special on March 18 from Great Performances on PBS
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AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Michigan for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!
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New Platform Offers Free Courses and Resources to Boost Job Search, Overcome Underemployment
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Setting your sights on career success? Join us at the Online Career Summit to explore the skills you need to kickstart your career and connect with job coaches and hiring managers.
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A guide to when, where and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine
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A petition drive is underway in Michigan to create unnecessary and potentially risky new requirements for Michigan voters who rely on absentee voting. If adopted by the Legislature, the proposal would require voters to add their driver’s license number or part of their Social Security number to their absent voter application.  
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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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According to a new AARP Tech Trends report, tech use by people 50+ skyrocketed during the pandemic and those new habits and behaviors appear here to stay.  What’s more, most of those surveyed (70%) purchased tech last year, with spending far greater today than it was in 2019: $821 now versus in $394 then. Smartphones, and related accessories, along with Bluetooth headsets, topped the list of purchases, but smart home technology was vital to them, too. Unsurprisingly but importantly, technology use has facilitated social connectedness throughout the pandemic. The rates of reliance on tech for social connection is consistently high across age ranges: 76% of those in their 50s, 79% of those in their 60s, and 72% of people 70+ all count tech as their link to their families and the wider world.
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