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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!

 

EVENTS

ONGOING


Third Wednesday of Each Month  -  Learn a Latte. We’ll offer engaging and educational speakers on a wide variety of topics the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Enjoy complimentary, fresh baked pastries and gourmet coffee and lattes. Check the calendar below for the topic each month.
Location: Schuler Books.  2660 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids.
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 am.


Fourth Tuesday of Each Month  -  AARP on Tap. Connect with other 50+ folks over a beer (or other beverage). Learn about local craft breweries, network with interesting, purposeful adults and enjoy a night out on the town with AARP on Tap.
Location: Varies, west Michigan and Grand Rapids area.
Time: 4:00 to 6:30 pm.   Learn more about these events and reserve your space here.


 

JANUARY


Wednesday, January 16  -  Learn a Latte.  Join us as we kick off our 2019 morning coffee speakers’ series – Learn A Latte. Vonda VanTil from the Social Security Administration joins us for our first event! She’ll answer your Social Security questions, even after you've started receiving benefits. Enjoy complimentary, fresh baked pastries and gourmet coffee and lattes.
Location: Schuler Books.  2660 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids.
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am.   RSVP Here.

Tuesday, January 22  -  AARP on Tap: Bloody Mary Edition. Connect with other 50+ folks over a beer or in this case, a Bloody Mary. Learn learn the secrets to making a great Bloody Mary, about local craft breweries, network with interesting, purposeful adults and enjoy a night out on the town with AARP on Tap.
Location: Thornapple Brewing Company, 6262 28th St SE, Grand Rapids.
Time: 4:00 to 6:30 pm.   Space is limited! RSVP Here!

 

FEBRUARY

February 1 - A Night with Grand Rapids Drive Basketball. Enjoy a night with the Grand Rapids Drive basketball team and AARP as the Drive take on the Westchester Knicks. AARP members can purchase $8 tickets for the February 1st game (normally $10). Seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Get your tickets today!
Location: DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave. NW, Grand Rapids.
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm.   RSVP Here.

 

MARCH

Wednesday, March 27  -  HomeFit.  The AARP HomeFit program is designed to help us remain in our own home as we age. This 2 hour program leads us through the process of thinking about each area of our home to determine if it will meet our changing needs as we get older and identify how we might make improvements.
Location: Disability Advocates of Kent County.  3600 Camelot Drive SE, Grand Rapids.
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm.   Reserve your seat.

 

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. You’ll also hear the latest trends, tips and tools about a number of commonly fraudulent products, services and schemes. Click Here.

 

DISCOUNTS

  • Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA). AARP Members are eligible to receive a $1 discount for gallery admission.How to Access: Visit UICA and mention your AARP membership to receive the discount.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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