— AARP is already geared up and fighting for the issues that matter most to Michiganders 50+ in 2019. On the federal level, we are fighting against the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs, advocating for protections for older workers, protecting Medicare and Social Security benefits, and more. We will publish the AARP Michigan State Legislative Agenda outlining AARP’s state priorities at the AARP Legislative Luncheon on Tuesday, March 12. AARP volunteers are engaged in every aspect of AARP’s advocacy. Volunteers contact members …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Por Melissa Preddy Después de tres décadas de vivir con esclerosis múltiple, Jacqueline Williams, de 62 años, a menudo no puede levantarse sin ayuda, no conduce y tiene que luchar contra una confusa variedad de médicos, agencias de servicios sociales y normas de Medicaid para controlar su enfermedad crónica. La cuidadora financiada por el estado, que visita su apartamento en Detroit durante cuatro horas cada día para ayudarla con la higiene personal y preparar comidas simples, le permite a Williams …

— 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 …