AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older, announced today the priority issues on its 2023 Michigan Legislative Agenda. Approximately 3.9 million residents in Michigan are 50 and over, representing 39% of the state’s population.
New Index features include a “Small Towns” category and accessory dwelling unit development benchmark
The AARP 2021 Community Challenge program has awarded four grants to fund small quick-action projects that have an immediate impact on quality of life in Michigan.
AARP Ride@50+℠ Program connects local transportation options onto one platform; offers free rides for COVID-19 vaccines
Lower prescription drug prices, nursing home reforms, expansion of home and community based services, bridging the digital divide, and increased access to health care through telehealth are among AARP Michigan's priority issues this year.
Ride@50+ provides a single point of access to review, compare, and book local transportation, including public transit, rideshare, volunteer drivers, specialty services, and taxi cabs.
Grants that range from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars will support coronavirus recovery and emphasize diversity and inclusion in local communities.
Thanks to AARP Livable Communities initiatives, Grand Rapids gets walking trails, and a project in East Lansing connects older adults with students to combat isolation.
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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