— Learn How to Leverage Your Skills and Experience at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Age-Proof Your Career: A Two-Part Interactive Webinar Part 1: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your company or thinking about a career change, you want to increase your competitiveness with confidence. Sign …

—   Experience for Hire Matches Older Workers with Job Openings in Grand Rapids Are you looking for part-time or full-time work? Join AARP Michigan and West Michigan Works for a free hiring event in Grand Rapids on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Meet with managers looking for your skills and qualifications, and put your experience to work!   How does this hiring event differ from a job fair? All applicants who register for the Experience for Hire hiring event will submit a résumé. …

— It’s almost time to talk about sex. AARP Michigan will host its third annual Sex at 50+ event on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 5-9 p.m. at the Silver Garden Events Center, 24350 Southfield Rd. in Southfield. This popular, interactive event examines how people 50 and older approach life, love and dating while exploring health and social perspectives. Health experts from DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital will lead a panel discussion on the physical aspects of love and sex for older men and …

— Learn How to Avoid Their Scams at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar The Imposters: Keeping Yourself Safe from Scammers Part 1: Valentines, Candy & Online Romance Scams, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: It’s not the Government Calling: Protecting Yourself from Government Impostors, Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET They’re two-faced—someone who pretends to be something they’re not for a secret reason. And they’re out to steal your money. Experts call them the imposters. They could be …

— AARP Michigan posted several substantial victories on its legislative agenda during the recently concluded 2017-18 session of the Michigan Legislature. But the record also shows that much work remains to be done. At the close of each two-year state legislative session, AARP Michigan publishes an End of Session Report that summarizes organization-supported bills that won passage. The document also provides a rundown on the status of  bills backed by AARP that did not pass during the session. The report shows legislation was enacted that will:   …

— Dr. Sandra Simmons, a veteran AARP Michigan Driver Safety instructor from Midland, has been selected to receive the Richard H. Austin Traffic Safety Award. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Committee recently announced the honor, which is for long-term contributions and commitment to traffic safety. “The AARP Michigan Driver Safety Program is proud of Dr. Sandra Simmons’ accomplishments in the 14 years she has been with the program,” said Cynthia LaBelle, Michigan AARP Driver Safety State Coordinator. “We are very happy …

— By Melissa Preddy After three decades of living with multiple sclerosis, Jacqueline Williams, 62, often can’t stand up without someone’s help, doesn’t drive and deals with a confusing array of doctors, social service agencies and Medicaid rules in managing her chronic condition. The state-funded aide who visits her Detroit apartment for four hours each day to help with personal hygiene and prepare simple meals enables Williams to avoid moving into a nursing home. She said she appreciates the help but …

— Sign Up for Our Free Online Work and Skills Event Online Career Networking Expo: Spotlight on Part-Time Work and Skills Thursday, January 24, 2019, 1-4 p.m. ET Looking for part-time work? AARP’s Online Career Networking Expo is bringing the employers, the skills and the possibilities of part-time work to you! This free, unique event lets you network with employers online and learn how to improve the skills that can get you noticed. Tune in to expert-led webinars such as: Age-Proof Your …

— Get Your Questions Answered at AARP’s Free Webinar for Family Caregivers Navigating Insurance for Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Caring for a loved one and have questions about their insurance options? Good news! AARP’s two-part question and answer webinar has the answers—and it’s free to attend. Register now to get expert advice about Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other payment options. The webinar will also cover …

— A bill that promises to expand health care access, especially in rural and other underserved areas of Michigan, won final passage today in the State Legislature. The House voted 102-7 on final passage. The Senate approved the legislation earlier. When signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan will become the 25th state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. The Compact offers an expedited licensing process for physicians who want to practice medicine in multiple states. Joining the Compact would enable patients in Michigan, for example, to consult …