— Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar. Sharpening Your Networking & Interview Skills Part 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7 p.m. ET No matter your skills or experience, getting the job often comes down to two critical factors: 1. Who you know, and 2. How you handle yourself in an interview. AARP’s free, two-part webinar, Sharpening Your Networking and Interview Skills, was created to help you hone …

— Some older adults looking for part-time or full-time work in Michigan this summer may not need to look any further than the golden arches. AARP Michigan and McDonald’s have entered a national partnership to match up mature workers with job openings at the world’s most famous hamburger chain. McDonald’s is looking to hire 12,000 people in Michigan this summer, during its busiest season. Watch a video about the new partnership here: https://youtu.be/fOY75UW6RF0 More and more older adults are staying in …

— They came to make sure their cars were adjusted properly to fit them and help keep them safe on the road. They left convinced that CarFit was a worthwhile event. “Oh, yes, it was very helpful,” said Margaret Schneider, a Michigan State University retiree, and one of 79 motorists who participated in the AARP Michigan CarFit event in the parking lot at the Michigan Athletic Club in East Lansing on May 14. Rosemary Hunger, a senior service consultant at Lake …

— Lansing, MI – May 15, 2019 – The impact of dementia is growing in Michigan, but there are steps that individuals, families, the state and local communities can take to increase quality of life for people living with dementia, address rising costs and improve service delivery, according to a new report from the Michigan Dementia Coalition. The Coalition, which consists of over 120 individuals from dementia-related fields and backgrounds, representing more than 65 organizations, will release its 2019-2022 Roadmap for …

— LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and AARP Michigan State Director Paula Cunningham urge Michigan grandparents to avoid a scam that bilked a Zeeland couple out of $16,000. The scheme — known as the Grandparents Scam — preys on vulnerable senior citizens with con artists posing as a grandchild or other relative in distress. A prior Consumer Alert was issued from Nessel’s Consumer Education team. A Zeeland couple was talked into sending cash via FedEx and obtaining multiple Home …

— Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar. Who’s Really on the Line? Fending Off Illegal Robocalls & Spoofing Part 1: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Robocalls have become an epidemic—there were nearly 48 billion of them in 2018 and phone scams are on the rise as well. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to protect yourself and your family from …

— A series of coffee gatherings in Grand Rapids on the third Wednesday of each month is featuring expert speakers on topics of interest to those 50 and older. The Learn-a-Latte series has covered subjects such as Social Security and how to avoid common scams. The next meeting, on May 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., will focus on brain health. Experts, including a local neuroscientist, will talk about eating healthy, getting physical and mental exercise, reducing stress, and other issues. …

—   Michigan’s rambling health care system is rife with disparities related to race, geography and income that create uneven access to care, treatment and wellness, according to an AARP report. “Disrupting Disparities: A Continuum of Care for Michiganders 50 and Older,” a nine-month, in-depth study of health care in the state, proposes a range of remedies including creation of a coordinated care network, maintaining Healthy Michigan Medicaid expansion, extending broadband technology to all corners of the state, enacting a Family …

— A hundred AARP Michigan volunteers gathered at AARP College/Shining Star Gala in Ypsilanti April 18-19 for a unique learning and networking opportunity, along with some fun and entertainment. The conference at Eagle Crest Resort lived up to its “Past, Present and Future” theme, as the participants heard from everyone from AARP Founder Ethel Percy Andrus to Dr. Huei Peng, an expert on driverless cars. “It was an eventful two days, packed with experiences relevant to our mission, important information and …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …