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The congressional candidates share their plans for protecting Social Security and Medicare, lowering drug prices and more
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Now any voter can get a mail-in ballot and safely cast a vote from home
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Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel join AARP Michigan for a telephone town hall and a televised interview. Voters should feel confident that the election will be safe and the results accurate, they said.
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Highlights include Don Was Detroit All Star Revue Tribute to John Lee Hooker, Leafar Village Tribute to Charlie Parker plus lineup of legendary global music performers. Festival will be broadcast on Detroit Public TV Channel 56 and WDET 101.9 FM Oct. 6-11 with expanded dates streamed online worldwide. AARP Michigan among sponsors.
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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.
Love is always being there for each other
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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Virtual program scheduled for Sept. 17 will include celebrity panelists and experts, with the goal of building a strong policy agenda for African American women 50 and older. Everyone is invited to this free event.
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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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