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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 Detroit, Southeast Michigan, and Michigan for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

 

EVENTS

AUGUST

Wednesday, August 7  -  Lathrup Village Concert Series.  Join us for another day at the Lathrup Village Concert Series with featured artist, Thornetta Davis (Blues)! Admission is free, parking is free; be sure to bring your lawn chair.
Location: Municipal Park Gazebo. 27400 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village.
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 pm.


Thursday, August 22  -  Veterans Benefits Event.
As a Senior Veteran or Surviving Spouse of a Senior Veteran, you may be entitled to certain earned VA benefits. Veterans, Spouses and Children are invited to a special workshop to learn about eligibility for Long Term Care Benefits to pay for Home Care, Assisted Living or Dementia Care. RSVP here.
Location: Novi Public Library. 45255 West 10 Mile, Novi.
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.


Monday, August 26  -  Prescription Drug Community Conversation.
If you are worried about affording the medications your doctors prescribe, you are not alone. The price of brand named drugs continues to skyrocket, outpacing inflation by around 400 percent in recent years.
This is why AARP Michigan, State Representative Hank Vaupel, and other policy leaders in your community are hosting this conversation—to listen to YOU and discuss possible solutions for reducing the cost of prescription medications. Reserve your seat here.
Location: Crystal Gardens Banquet Center. 5768 E. Grand River, Howell.
Time: 12:30 to 2:00 pm.


Monday, August 26  -  Prescription Drug Community Conversation.
If you are worried about affording the medications your doctors prescribe, you are not alone. The price of brand named drugs continues to skyrocket, outpacing inflation by around 400 percent in recent years.
This is why AARP Michigan, State Representative Kevin Hertel, and other policy leaders in your community are hosting this conversation—to listen to YOU and discuss possible solutions for reducing the high cost of prescription medications. Save your seat.
Location: Lakeview High School Cafeteria. 21100 East Eleven Mile Road, St. Clair Shores.
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm.


Monday, August 26  -  AARP Michigan Free Movie Screening: SHAFT.
You are invited to a free screening of SHAFT starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall and Richard Roundtree, the original John Shaft!
John Shaft Jr. may be an FBI cyber security expert, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death, he needs an education that only his dad can provide. Absent throughout his childhood, the legendary John Shaft agrees to help his son navigate the heroin-infested underbelly of Harlem, N.Y. Besides, the locked and loaded Shaft has his own score to settle -- both professional and personal. Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/lD41XdWcmbY.
Tickets are FREE but registration is REQUIRED. Register to see SHAFT!
Location: AMC John R 15. 32289 John R Road, Madison Heights.
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

 

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 7  -  Shred Truck Events.  Help us fight fraud and protect your identity. Gather all of those old documents that have sensitive information, such as names, Social Security numbers, etc. and bring them to our shred trucks.
This event is in partnership with the Inkster chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Zphi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
Location: Booker T. Dozier Recreation Center. 2025 Middlebelt Road, Inkster.
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.


Sunday, September 8  -  Grandparents Day Celebration. Our annual event honors the special bond between grandparents and their grandchild(ren). Enjoy exhibit and museum tours, old & new school games, music, the AARP health and wellness zone, healthy snacks and fun, and more - at two locations!
Event 1 - Location: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit. RSVP for the Charles H. Wright Museum here!
* Time: 1:00 to 5:00 pm. 
Event 2 - Location: Detroit Historical Museum. 5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. Be sure to RSVP here!
* Time: 12:00 to 5:00 pm. 


Thursday, September 12  -  Intro to iPhone: AARP Tech Workshop.  Explore the iPhone's capabilities with new technology users like you! You'll learn about texting, photos, apps, and browsing. All participants will get hands-on experience with devices, and a free touchscreen stylus pen. Two sessions available this day. Be sure to register – seating is limited!
Location: City of Lathrup Village, Community Room. 27400 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village.
Session 1 - Time: 10:00 to 11:30 am. RSVP for Session 1 
Session 2 - Time: 2:30 to 4:00 pm.  RSVP for Session 2


Thursday, September 12  -  Beyond the Basics - iPhone: AARP Tech Workshop.  Supercharge your tech skills! If you’ve mastered the basics and want to elevate your iPhone know-how, this intermediate workshop is for you. All participants will get hands-on experience with devices, and a free touchscreen stylus pen. Two sessions available this day. Be sure to register – seating is limited!
Location: City of Lathrup Village, Community Room. 27400 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village.
Session 1 - Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm. RSVP for Session 1 
Session 2 - Time: 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  RSVP for Session 2


Sunday, September 15  -  AARP Careversations. Join us for this lightly facilitated conversation about family caregiving with light refreshments.
*Discover five key steps to aid you in your caregiving journey.
*Connect and exchange tips and ideas with fellow caregivers.
*Explore local caregiving resources available in your community.
Location: Pete's Place Restaurant - Taylor. 12245 Telegraph Road, Taylor.
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm.  Learn more and RSVP.


Wednesday, September 18  -  Intro to iPhone: AARP Tech Workshop.  Explore the iPhone's capabilities with new technology users like you! You'll learn about texting, photos, apps, and browsing. All participants will get hands-on experience with devices, and a free touchscreen stylus pen. Two sessions available this day. Be sure to register – seating is limited!
Location: Fellowship Chapel. 7707 West Outer Drive, Detroit.
Session 1 - Time: 10:00 to 11:30 am. RSVP for Session 1 
Session 2 - Time: 2:30 to 4:00 pm.  RSVP for Session 2


Wednesday, September 18  -  Beyond the Basics - iPhone: AARP Tech Workshop.  Supercharge your tech skills! If you’ve mastered the basics and want to elevate your iPhone know-how, this intermediate workshop is for you. All participants will get hands-on experience with devices, and a free touchscreen stylus pen. Two sessions available this day. Be sure to register – seating is limited!
Location: Fellowship Chapel. 7707 West Outer Drive, Detroit.
Session 1 - Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm. RSVP for Session 1 
Session 2 - Time: 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  RSVP for Session 2


Saturday, September 21  -  Shred Truck Events.  Help us fight fraud and protect your identity. Gather all of those old documents that have sensitive information, such as names, Social Security numbers, etc. and bring them to our shred trucks. Two events are scheduled for this date; we hope to see you there!
Event 1 - Location: Delta Sigma Theta. 24760 W Seven Mile Road, Detroit.
* Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. 
Event 2 - Location: Lathrup Village Public Safety. 27400 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village.
* Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm.


Tuesday, September 24  -  Master Your Online Job Search.  Discover how to search and apply for great jobs online:
* Explore the latest job search websites
* Set yourself apart from the competition
* Age-proof your resume
Register here and reserve your seat!
Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Belleville. 46194 N. I-94 Service Drive, Belleville.
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 am.


Tuesday, September 24  -  Perfect Your Networking & Interview Skills.  Refresh your image and put your best self forward:
* Discover how to market yourself
* Create a winning “elevator pitch”
* Learn tips to ace your interview
Register here and reserve your seat!
Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Belleville. 46194 N. I-94 Service Drive, Belleville.
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm.


Thursday, September 26  -  HomeFit.  AARP HomeFit is a two hour program which helps us identify how we may remain safely in our own home as we age. This program will lead your through the process of thinking about each area of your current home to determine how it may be adapted to meet your changing needs. It is designed to empower us to plan for independence, choice and dignity as we get older.
Location: Birmingham Next. 2121 Midvale Street, Birmingham.
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Click here to learn how to register.


Sunday, September 28  -  AARP Multicultural Fashion Show.  Enjoy fashions from Chinese, Latino, African American and unique Detroit cultures, which will be featured at our 4th annual Multicultural Fashion Show. Local designers and boutique owners, ages 50+ will be featured. We'll also host a special "Grandparent and Me" segment - You don't want to miss it! Reserve Your Seat!
Location: Fellowship Chapel. 7707 West Outer Drive, Detroit.
Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

 
 

October

Saturday, October 19  -  50 Years After Stonewall Symposium. Join AARP Michigan and SAGE Detroit as we honor the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and explore the pursuit for LGBTQ rights. Free lunch reception is available with registration.
This is a free event but registration is required. Space is limited so register early.
* Public parking for the event ($10 per car) is available in Parking Structure 7, located at 3717 John R at the corner of Mack Avenue. It is also known as the Pharmacy Structure.
Location: Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Auditorium: Wayne State University. 259 Mack Avenue, Detroit. Join us and reserve your seat!
Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. 

ONLINE/VIRTUAL EVENTS

Ads & Scams — Trends, Tips and Tools from the Federal Trade Commission. Join AARP’s on-demand online event, featuring attorneys and fraud experts Karen Mandel, Annette Soberats and Lisa Schifferle from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). You’ll discover some of the proven ways to spot bogus ads and scams and learn how to file a complaint with the FTC. Also hear the latest trends, tips and tools about a number of commonly fraudulent products, services and schemes. Click Here.

 

DISCOUNTS

Michigan Shakespeare Festival. AARP Members are eligible to receive a discounted ticket for at $30 for any performance during the 2019 season.
How to Access: Call (734) 394-5300 or visit the Village Theatre box office in Canton and mention discount code PRO118.
Offer valid: October 1, 2018 through August 18, 2019.


Detroit Repertory Theatre. AARP Members are eligible to receive a $10 ticket (half-off the regular ticket price).
How to Access: Call the Detroit Repertory Theatre at (313) 868-1347 and use discount code DRT10.
Offer valid: November 15, 2018 through July 31, 2019.


University Musical Society. Tickets to the Philharmonia Orchestra shows are 20% off for AARP members.
How to Access: Visit the Universal Musical Society online for additional details.
Offer valid: January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.


Can’t make it to one of our events?  Be sure to check our website for additional information, tools, and resources. 

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