Health & Wellbeing

Get updates on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, health insurance, and your personal health and fitness.
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The two-hour “MI Sisters and Friends: Conversations that Count” event enabled at-home viewers to vote on issue options. They arrived at a six-item health and wealth agenda to present to elected officials.
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This live Q&A event will address how you can stay safe and protected from Coronavirus related scams. Get expert advice and the latest information on vaccines and how to care for loved ones during the pandemic.
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Residents of Michigan nursing homes should be allowed outdoor visits with friends and family, and be given the option of indoor visitation, according to a state task-force report released this week.Since the start of the pandemic, nursing-home residents and staff have comprised 12% of Michigan’s confirmed coronavirus cases and 32% of deaths.
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The $28,300 grant, one of two awarded in Michigan this year, will be used to explore the impact of virtual programs on social isolation.
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The $16,055 grant will be used to pay for installation of five ADA-approved benches to be placed along a business corridor, accommodating residents with limited mobility, and increasing access to a city pathway.
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Motown vocalist, who had a birthday July 18, sees returning to her concert tour with the Vandellas as soon as it's safe enough. She talks about her music, the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, disrupting aging and other topics with AARP Michigan.
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U.S. Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan's 6th Congressional District was featured in a telephone town hall hosted by AARP Michigan. He talked about vaccines, testing devises, stimulus checks, high-speed internet and help for small business.
Health care
Health care issues remain atop the AARP Michigan state legislative agenda for the remainder of 2020.
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AARP Michigan hosted a telephone town hall with the Governor and Robert Gordon, Director of the Department of Health and Human Services. Protection of older adults in nursing homes during the COVID-19 outbreak was a main topic.
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AARP Michigan and Public Sector Consultants collaborate on report that highlights healthcare access inequalities in the wake of COVID-19, offers list of achievable solutions
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