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News and Notes from AARP Michigan
(LANSING, MI) -- AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2016 Michigan Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50-and-older Michiganders who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
[LANSING, MI] Legislation supporting the state’s family caregivers – an unpaid silent army about 2 million strong who help make it possible for older Michiganders to live independently at home – won overwhelming passage in the state Senate today.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteer tax preparers in the Lansing area to help residents who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2015 returns.
With the holiday giving season approaching, a new survey from the AARP Fraud Watch Network found that 66 percent of Michigan consumers failed a quiz about how to stay safe from common holiday scams, and many are regularly engaging in risky behaviors which could leave them at risk of being victimized by con artists.
Washington, DC— AARP released the following statement from CEO Jo Ann Jenkins praising Congressional leaders and urging members of the House and Senate to support the bipartisan budget agreement that would reduce skyrocketing Medicare Part B premiums and alleviate the challenges faced by the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund:
AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of tax-loving volunteers in Michigan. About 275 volunteers are needed at most Tax-Aide sites from Metro Detroit to the Upper Peninsula.
Washington, DC – Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins joined President Barack Obama and hundreds of leaders focused on aging policy at the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) . The White House Conference on Aging has been held once a decade, beginning in 1961 and is designed to help chart the course of aging policy. The 2015 Conference focused on four areas: ensuring retirement security; promoting healthy aging; providing long-term services and supports; and protecting older Americans from financial exploitation, abuse, and neglect. Earlier this year AARP cosponsored and co-planned with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), a series of WHCOA regional forums throughout the nation to engage with older Americans, their families, caregivers, leaders in the aging field, and others on the key issues affecting older Americans.
AARP Regional Vice President Rawle Andrews Jr., announces that Paula D. Cunningham – a distinguished community, business and education leader in Michigan for more than three decades – has been appointed State Director for AARP in Michigan, effective July 6.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today President Barack Obama joined AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins, and members of the Save Our Retirement coalition to announce that a major step has been taken on a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that would update requirements for those who give financial advice to individual retirement plan savers. Americans saving for retirement currently lose an estimated 6 to 17 billion dollars per year due to bad investment advice. The rule to protect individuals from conflicted retirement advice is being submitted by the DOL to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review.
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