— Nearly 100 older job seekers were matched with 20 employers interested in hiring experienced workers at AARP Michigan Experience for Hire Interview Day on May 10 in Detroit. The event bustled with a flurry of activity as job seekers lined up for one-on-one interviews in the gymnasium at the Northwest Activities Center. Some were hired on the spot. The day’s highlights  were captured perfectly in this WDIV-TV report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14in7e-swSw Interview Day was a collaboration of AARP Michigan, SEMCA and Detroit Employment …

— AARP has launched “Be The Difference. Vote™,” a comprehensive voter engagement campaign to support Americans age 50-plus as they vote in the 2018 midterm elections. The campaign will provide information on where politicians stand on the issues and help these decisive voters hold politicians accountable for their positions this November. AARP’s effort will seek to get the largest possible turnout of 50-plus voters at the polls in the general election in November. It will also work to ensure issues of …

— LANSING — AARP Michigan is now accepting nominations for its 2018 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. “AARP Michigan is excited to shine a light on volunteers who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said AARP Michigan State Director Paula D. Cunningham. The award is named for AARP Founder Ethel …

— Michigan voters will elect a new governor this year. Gov. Rick Snyder (R) can’t run due to term limits, and a crowded field in both major parties is vying to replace him in the primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 7, and the general election, Tuesday, Nov. 6. AARP is asking candidates their positions on issues of concern to Michiganders 50 and older. The questions focus on preserving the Healthy Michigan program, which provides health care to 660,000 Michiganders, and making …

— Our Special Online Sessions Can Help You Balance Them Juggling It All: Tips for Working Caregivers Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Did you know that six out of 10 Americans are taking care of a loved one age 50 or older — and many are doing it while also trying to earn a living? You want to balance your caregiving responsibilities with everything …

— The last in a series of AARP Black History Month National Town Halls exploring issues of importance to the African American community will come to Detroit on April 24. The free public event – to be held at Wayne State University’s Eugene Applebaum College Auditorium, 259 Mack Ave., Detroit, from 6 to 9 p.m. – will examine financial security issues during Money Smart Week, the week of April 23rd. There will be a reception from 5-6 p.m. The gathering also …

— WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the federal government undertakes a major initiative to issue new identification cards to the Medicare beneficiaries in Michigan and nationwide, an AARP survey finds that a majority of those enrollees are at risk of being victimized by fraud schemes designed to capitalize on the card replacement program. In response, AARP — including AARP Michigan — will participate in an education campaign to raise awareness among consumers about Medicare Card scams. The year-long national effort to mail …

— Join our series of online Q&A sessions to learn how to avoid them. Stay Safe from Common Scams Part 1: IRS Imposter Scam — Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Medicare Card Scam — Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7– 7:30 p.m. ET Ads & Scams — Trends, Tips and Tools from the Federal Trade Commission Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET Fraud and scams seem to be everywhere these days. Take …

— By Melissa Preddy Cathy Moore had modest expectations when she tagged along to an AARP volunteer meeting in Jackson three years ago. “I honestly thought AARP was all about consumer discounts,” said Moore, 68. “After finding out AARP is so involved in helping the community, I thought, OK, this is something I can do.” Today, Moore is the lead volunteer coordinator in her region of Michigan. She and her team have canvassed Flint neighborhoods to help residents there get new …

— Our online Q&A sessions can help you keep your loved one secure. Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe at Home Part 1: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Nearly half of family caregivers are caring for a loved one who still lives in his or her home. Another 35 percent share a home with the loved one in their care. You want a safe and secure home …