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Take a look below at our event offerings and opportunities - and be sure to watch for updates! Previously recorded virtual events are still available for viewing and may be found in the section below.

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November

Monday, November 28 - AARP Disrupt Aging Book Club.
Join the Disrupt Aging Book Club in 2022 as we discuss the lighter side of life and topics related to aging. Come for the great conversation and book selections and leave with new friends and experiences. The November book is The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave.

Date: Monday, November 28
Time: 10:30 am
Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.



December

Monday, December 5 - Navigating the Holidays When You're Sad.
What are the warning signs of a mental health crisis and how do we check in with those we love? We will discuss the importance of connection and how to support and guide our friends and family toward long-term support and resources.
Date: Monday, December 5
Time: 1:00 pm
Register and receive the virtual event link by clicking here.



Tuesday, December 6 - Exciting Resources for Entrepreneurs.
Join us to learn how to find the capital and resources you need as an entrepreneur to start your own business or expand. We'll also discuss the benefit of integrating digital tools into your business, how to get started and more!

Date: Tuesday, December 6
Time: 10:00 am
Register and receive the link to join the conversation by clicking here.


Tuesday, December 6 - Exciting Resources for Entrepreneurs.
Join us for an Entrepreneur Resource Meetup! This event is for those aged 50+ seeking to start a new business or grow a business. Tune in for an opportunity to connect with resource experts from the public and private sectors.

Date: Tuesday, December 6
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Find additional information and RSVP with this link!


Wednesday, December 7 - Learn a Latte: Holiday Gifts for Older Adults.
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for older adults? Tune in for some fresh ideas, from technology gifts like smart speakers to practical gifts such as anti-shake spoons that make daily activities easier for older adults.

Date: Wednesday, December 7
Time: 10:00 am
Register for this virtual discussion HERE!


Wednesday, December 7 - Downsizing and Decluttering.
If you’re looking to get rid of some unwanted stuff around the home, join us for our free downsizing and decluttering event. You’ll hear about important organizing tips while exploring how streamlining your things could help you feel happier, less stressed, and more productive. 
We'll explore:

  • How to start your decluttering and organizing journey  
  • Practical tips on organizing and decluttering  
  • How better organization could positively impact your daily life

Date: Wednesday, December 7
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Belleville
Register now by clicking on this link.


Saturday, December 17 - Rhythms of Life: Virtual Rhythm Circle.
Music is good for your health! Percussionist Kevin “Bujo” Jones will lead us in a virtual rhythm circle featuring percussion, rhythms and the benefits of music. Join us for a healthy and interactive rhythm circle! No experience necessary - join us!

Date: Saturday, December 17
Time: 10:00 am
Please RSVP with this link!


Wednesday, December 21 - Learn a Latte: Discover Your Life's Purpose
Have you ever asked, "Is this all there is to life? Why am I still here? I want more, but what?" Learn to connect the dots to your stories to discover what your purpose is and what you’re still meant to do in life.


Date: Wednesday, December 21
Time: 10:00 am
Be sure to RSVP with this link!


Monday, December 26 - AARP Disrupt Aging Book Club.
Join the Disrupt Aging Book Club in 2022 as we discuss the lighter side of life and topics related to aging. Come for the great conversation and book selections and leave with new friends and experiences. The December book is The Editor by Steven Rowley.

Date: Monday, December 26
Time: 10:30 am
Register with this link to receive the Zoom to join the conversation.



January 2023

Wednesday, January 4 - Learn a Latte: Winter Safety Tips
Stay safe and healthy this winter by preparing for winter storms and cold temperatures. Join this episode of Learn a Latte for winter safety tips for inside and outside the home. We'll discuss safety issues like space heaters, walking on snow and ice, road safety and more.
Date: Wednesday, January 4
Time: 10:00 am
Learn more and RSVP with this link!


Wednesday, January 4 - QPR Suicide Prevention Training.
QPR Gatekeeper training is a free online training that teaches participants how to recognize friends or family at risk, how to intervene and offer referrals and resources. This event will be hosted on Zoom and space is limited. Register today!

Date: Wednesday, January 4
Time: 1:00 pm
Register with this link!


Wednesday, January 11 - Working Virtually From Home - Is It For You?
Human resources professionals join us to share strategies and the essential items you must have to work from home. Get tips to help you nail the virtual job interview for the remote job of your dreams.


Date: Wednesday, January 11
Time: 11:00 am
Click here to RSVP and mark your calendar for this interactive opportunity!


Monday, January 16 - Give Back on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s own words are a reminder of the importance of service. As one of the greatest leaders in American history, Dr. King tirelessly gave his time and talent to make the world better. At AARP, we believe every person has the power to lift others up and make a difference, locally or even globally. In honor of Dr. King’s legacy, AARP encourages Michiganders across the state to lend a helping hand to organizations in need of volunteers.
AARP can help connect you with volunteer opportunities in your community. Simply
Date: Monday, January 16
Time: Any
Visit createthegood.org/ to connect with opportunities in your community.

Wednesday, January 18 - Learn a Latte: Life-Saving Blood Donations.
Learn how you can save a life by donating blood. Discover who benefits, the qualifications to donate, the differences between the blood parts and how it's used and why your blood type might be most needed. Give the gift of life today.


Date: Wednesday, January 18
Time: 10:00 am
Click here to learn more and register for this online event!


Monday, January 23 - AARP Disrupt Aging Book Club.
Join the Disrupt Aging Book Club in 2023 as we discuss the lighter side of life and topics related to aging. Come for the great conversation and book selections and leave with new friends and experiences. The January book is Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout.
Date: Monday, January 23
Time: 10:30 am
Click here to RSVP and receive the discussion link!



February

Monday, February 27 - AARP Disrupt Aging Book Club.
Join the Disrupt Aging Book Club in 2023 as we discuss the lighter side of life and topics related to aging. Come for the great conversation and book selections and leave with new friends and experiences. The February book is The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria C. Murray.

Date: Monday, February 27
Time: 10:30 am
Click here to RSVP and receive the discussion link!



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Previously Recorded Events - Available on Demand


Rhythms of Life: Virtual Rhythm Circle
Music is good for your health! Percussionist Kevin “Bujo” Jones will lead us in a virtual rhythm circle featuring percussion, rhythms and the benefits of music. Join us for a healthy and interactive rhythm circle! No experience necessary - join us for this episode that aired on November 19.


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When to Worry: Normal Cognitive Decline vs. Dementia
Learn how to identify the difference between normal age-related changes and signs of dementia - what is worrisome and what isn't. We discussed strategies and tips for interacting with loved ones with dementia during this program, which originally aired on November 17. Access the program on-demand with this link!


Learn a Latte: Horsing Around - Equine Therapy for Wellness
Equine therapy is a successful treatment option for helping veterans heal, manage stress and improve their well-being. Discover how Horses for Heroes uses both mounted and unmounted equine-assisted activities to assist in physical and emotional healing with this program, which aired live on November 16 and is still available on-demand here.


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AARP on Tap: Using Beer for Holiday Cooking
Enhance your favorite dishes by cooking with craft beer this holiday season and learn the best ways to pair brews and wines with your favorite dishes. Watch this program, which originally aired on November 15 for helpful hints, tips and recipes for a great holiday feast.


Learn a Latte: Caregiving and You: Resources for Self-Care
Whether you’re caring for someone full-time or trying to fit caregiving into a busy life, the demands and stress of taking care of someone else can lead to burnout. Give yourself a break and tune in for this much-needed session on taking good care of the caregiver, originally recorded on November 2 and available on-demand with this link.


AARP's Best Kept Secrets: AARP Salutes Vets
Get the inside scoop and the latest from AARP with AARP's Best Kept Secrets! In October, we featured AARP's Veterans and Military Families program and AARP's efforts to empower veterans, active military and their families to navigate the complexities of life's transitions. This program originally aired on October 25 and is still available on-demand with this link.


Demystifying Dementia and Brain Health
Learn about different types of dementia, how to connect with resources for people with dementia in Michigan, and steps people can take at any age to improve their brain health with this program which originally aired on October 20.


Learn a Latte: Relearning How to Sleep 2.0
When it comes to chasing sleep, the impact to health is no joke. In this follow-up Learn a Latte session on sleeplessness, a medical doctor explored new tips to help you take back the night.
This program originally aired on October 19 and is still available on-demand with this link.

Rhythms of Life: Virtual Rhythm Circle
Music is good for your health! Percussionist Kevin “Bujo” Jones led us in a virtual rhythm circle featuring percussion, rhythms and the benefits of music. Join us for a healthy and interactive rhythm circle! This program originally aired on October 15 and is available on-demand with this link.


Learn a Latte: Turn Your Baggage into Luggage
In this enlightening and interactive workshop, we learned how to turn life's difficult times into luggage to propel you to excel no matter what. This program originally aired on October 5 and is still available for viewing with this link!


Veterans Benefits and RideShare for Washtenaw County Residents
We learned about our Healthcare Navigator and how you can get free rides in Washtenaw County. Experts shared information to help you understand different healthcare options and how they work together. This program originally aired on October 3 and remains available for viewing here.


AARP's Best Kept Secrets: Work and Jobs
Get the inside scoop and the latest from AARP with AARP's Best Kept Secrets! This month, we featured AARP Work and Jobs, a program offering the latest tools and resources to help you find that new job, develop your skills or start a small business. Catch the program, which originally aired on September 27 with this link.


Pain in the Back?
Physical Therapist Jill Marlan and Dr. Clay Dorenkamp joined us to offer a better understanding of the steps and treatments we can take to get back to the activities that we enjoy! This program originally aired on September 26 and is still available on-demand with this link.

AARP Ride@50+℠
The AARP Ride@50+℠ program is a simple solution for transportation in Washtenaw County. You can schedule and pay for rides with a taxi service, rideshare and paratransit in one place. This program allows you the freedom and independence to schedule rides to where you want to go and at the time that works for you or your loved one. Catch the program that originally aired on September 22nd with this link!


Learn a Latte: Building Male Friendships
Men often lose connections in retirement and tend to be more isolated. Learn how to develop men’s social clubs and build friendships over common interests. This program originally aired on September 21 and is available on-demand with this link.


Navigating Midlife Transitions
Manage midlife’s most common transitions with confidence, community and a fresh perspective by understanding both the "anatomy of a transition" as well as how to build skills we call "transitional intelligence". We explored some of the most common transitions such as retirement, empty nesting, physical changes and finding a sense of purpose with this conversation which originally aired live on September 20.


Rhythms of Life: Virtual Rhythm Circle
Music is good for your health! Percussionist Kevin “Bujo” Jones will lead us in a virtual rhythm circle featuring percussion, rhythms and the benefits of music. Join us for a healthy and interactive rhythm circle! This program originally aired on September 17 and is still available with this link.

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