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After closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and taking precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health agencies, AARP has canceled all in-person events through December 31, 2020.

AARP Michigan is now offering virtual events and opportunities for members and the general public. Take a look at what's coming up - and be sure to check back for updates!


Tuesday, November 10 - Cancer Screening and Prevention.
Learn about the life-saving benefits of cancer screenings in this 30-minute live event. We'll discuss and review mammographies, colonoscopies, lung cancer screening, and more. Find out what screenings you may need and learn more about the cancer screening process.

Date: Tuesday, November 10
Time: 11:00 am
Check back for the link to this live event on the AARP Michigan Facebook page.

Monday, November 16 - Storing Fabrics and 3D Objects.
Harrison Marcott and Rachel Veramay with Ella Sharp Museum will introduce participants to basic storage methods for textiles and larger objects. Participants will see more of the museum’s collection while learning about methods that can be used at home.
Date: Monday, November 16
Time: 3:00 pm
To participate, you must pre-register with this link.

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Wednesday, November 18 - Learn a Latte: My Car Keys are in the Fridge... When to Worry When You Start to Forget.
Forgetting where you put your keys isn't a concern, but finding them misplaced in the fridge might be. Learn the difference between normal forgetfulness and early signs of dementia.
Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time: 10:00 am

Check back for the link to this live event on the AARP Michigan Facebook page!

Monday, November 30 - Staying safe during Dental Appointments.
Safely Going to the Dentist During Covid-19. Medical Professionals will share the importance of maintaining good dental health during Covid-19 and how to have a safe visit.
Date: Monday, November 30
Time: 11:00 am
Check back for the link to this live event on the AARP Michigan Facebook page!


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Thursday, December 3 - Women and Brain Health: It's Time to Act.
Join Sarah Lock, Executive Director of the Global Council on Brain Health and researchers featured in "It's Time to Act: The Challenges of Alzheimer's and Dementia for Women."
Date: Thursday, December 3
Time: 12:00 pm
To participate, you must pre-register. Please check back for the registration link for this live event.

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Wednesday, December 16 - Learn a Latte: Housing Solutions - When You Can't Live Alone.
We all want to remain in our homes as we get older but what happens if that's not possible? Join us to learn about some alternative housing options to ensure your independence and well-being is cared for.
Date: Wednesday, December 16
Time: 10:00 am
Check back for the link to this live event on the AARP Michigan Facebook page!

Monday, December 21 - Presenting Family Histories.
Rachel Veramay with Ella Sharp Museum will introduce participants to different tools available for sharing family stories with family, friends and their communities..
Date: Monday, December 21
Time: 3:00 pm
To participate, you must pre-register with this link.

Previously Recorded Events

Learn a Latte: Staying Alive Until Paramedics Arrive
What do you do in case of a medical emergency? How can you prevent a medical emergency from happening? Experts share tips on how to protect yourself or others during the initial stages of a medical emergency. This program originally aired on October 21, 2020. Watch it here, with this link.

Nutrition: Eating for Immunity
Learn the critical role fruits and veggies play in supporting positive immune function and protection against disease and illness. We also share tips and tools to increase fruit and vegetable consumption throughout the day! View the program here, originally recorded on October 15, 2020.

Caregiving and Finance
Age and ill health, particularly dementia or other conditions that affect memory and cognition, can impair a person's ability to responsibly manage one of the most important aspects of their livelihood: their money. Watch this program, which originally aired on October 15, to learn about aging, cognition, and money management skills.

Accessing Services at Michigan Secretary of State Branch Offices
Lona Angel with the Secretary of State's office joined us to talk about the services offered at branch offices and how to access them, as well as handy tools to help you find the information and resources you need. This program originally aired on October 13, 2020. Watch the video here.

Medicare 101
No matter where you're headed in life, Medicare will there to help protect your health and wallet. Jo Murphy from the Michigan Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) breaks down Medicare's parts, choices, and deadlines so you can figure out what will work best for you - because when you're confident Medicare has you covered, you can focus on turning your life goals into real possibilities. This event previously aired on October 8, 2020. Watch the video here.

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Take Charge of Your Interview
Learn how you can turn the interview process into a conversation about opportunities: for the employer and for you! We highlight three items to feature and the two things you should avoid in any interview. Learn how to prepare for a successful interview with this event, originally recorded on October 7, 2020.

Cathleen Simlar from the Secretary of State's Office discusses REAL ID, how it impacts you, and what you need to do to get ready in this virtual event, originally recorded on October 6, 2020. Check out the video to learn more.

Eating for Good Health
We discussed foods that support better health, macronutrients, and how you to identify the appropriate amount of food we should consume to fit our lifestyles. Watch this episode about health eating, which originally aired on October 1, 2020.

Disrupting Disparities in Dementia & Brain Health
An expert panel discussed the racial & ethnic disparities prevalent in dementia, the stigmas, access to services, social determinants of health, and what people should know to improve their brain health. This program originally aired on October 1, 2020. We encourage you to watch the program here.

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Winning Resumes for 2020
Learn how to target your resume, select the right key words, and highlight your accomplishments to intrigue potential employers. Explore how references can make the difference in landing the job you want with this program, originally recorded on September 30, 2020.

Education Tips for Grandparents
Many of us have taken on the roles of teacher, tutor and tech support. The reality of supporting children during remote learning can be daunting. Watch this virtual conversation with the experts to learn tips and tricks which may help you and your grandchildren adapt and thrive in a virtual learning environment. This program originally aired on September 29, 2020.

Holy Guacamole! It's a family recipe
Our own Rebecca Villarreal joined us to share wonderful stories about her grandmother, Mama Chelo and prepared her mouthwatering guacamole recipe. Prepare this dish with Rebecca - and be sure to invite your friends and family to check out the program. Click here for the ingredient list. This event previously aired on September 24, 2020. Watch our cooking demo here!

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Preparing Your Garden for Winter
Depending on what's growing in your garden, there's a lot you can do to get your edible or ornamental plants ready for the cold months ahead. Isabel Branstrom with MSU Extension has the scoop and share some tips to prepare your garden for winter during our program, previously recorded on September 23rd, which may be viewed here.

Sisters and Friends: Conversations that Count
 We were joined by celebrity panelists for “MI Sisters and Friends: Conversations that Count” to create a 2020-2024 health and wealth agenda for women in Michigan who are aged 50 years or older. The agenda will be shared with elected officials. This is event was originally featured on September 17, 2020 and is still available for viewing. Watch the event here.


Learn a Latte: Beyond Broccoli - Whole-foods & Plant Based Diets
Eat healthier by learning about whole foods and discover what the buzz is all about when it comes to plant-based foods. Watch this program, originally recorded on September 16, 2020 to learn how to get these foods into your diet each day for optimal health.

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Re-Entering the Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities
This workshop featured Dr. Mary McDougall, Operation ABLE who shared with us some of the factors to consider when deciding whether to go back to work. We identified some of the steps to identify career goals and helped create a job search plan for the current and post-pandemic business climate. This event originally aired on September 15, 2020. You can watch the program with this link.

Managing Someone Else's Money
We'll address some important questions and issues when you're trying to managing someone else's money. Some of those topics include:
Why this is important. What is a fiduciary and what are the basic rules for fiduciaries? And more! This live discussion originally aired on August 26, 2020. You can watch it here!

Detecting Financial Mismanagement for Caregivers
Learn how to identify financial mismanagement, exploitation and scams that can be especially devastating for older adults and their family and caregivers. This event first aired on August 21, 2020. Watch the video here.

Learn a Latte: Companion Animals - Pets for Health and Wellness
Socialization is more important than ever and pets are wonderful companions for health and well-being. Learn about pets, service dogs, therapy dogs and more with this episode, which originally aired on August 19.

Fall Vegetables and Extending Your Garden's Season
There is nothing better than that fresh-from-the-garden or farm flavor in our food. Through succession planting and season extending practices, you can get fresh foods longer in the season. Isabel Branstrom with MSU Extension joined us to share invaluable information and tips. This live event originally broadcasted on August 17, 2020.

Difficult Conversations for Caregivers
Have you tried to discuss finances with your parents or an older family member? If so, you know how challenging this topic can be. In this event, originally recorded on August 12, 2020, we shared important information and offer techniques to help you begin the conversation about financial matters. Watch the video here.

Demystifying Dementia & Brain Healthy Living
Learn about different types of dementia, how to connect with resources for people with dementia in Michigan, and steps you can take at any age to improve brain health. This event was originally produced on August 6, 2020 and is available for viewing here.

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