— AARP Michigan is part of the Michigan Dementia Coalition, which is developing a three-year plan for making the state more responsive to the needs of those with dementia. The coalition will publish its recommendations at the end of 2018 and share them with the new governor and lawmakers in early 2019. Other partners in the effort include the Michigan chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association, regional area agencies on aging, the Michigan Assisted Living Association, and researchers from Michigan State University, …

— Sign Up for Our Free Webinar on Avoiding Seasonal Fraud Seasons Cheatings: Protecting Yourself from Holiday Frauds & Scams Part 1: Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7 p.m. ET The holidays are coming—and so are the holiday scammers. Keep your money out of their hands by attending AARP’s free, two-part online question and answer event. You’ll learn how these criminals work, so you can protect you and yours from the sneakiest frauds …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Michigan for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!   EVENTS DECEMBER Happy Holidays to you and yours!   JANUARY Thursday, January 24  –  Getting to Know Apps.  This introductory class offers hands-on instruction to help you learn how to …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Michigan for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!   EVENTS ONGOING Fourth Tuesday of Each Month  –  AARP on Tap. Connect with other 50+ folks over a beer (or other beverage). Learn about local craft breweries (including tours), network with …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Michigan for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!   EVENTS DECEMBER Happy Holidays to you and yours!   JANUARY Tuesday, January 15  –  Fraud Watch Workshop.  Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. Identity theft, fraud and scams cost us …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Michigan for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us! EVENTS DECEMBER Happy Holidays to you and yours! JANUARY Stay tuned for more upcoming events! DISCOUNTS Jackson Symphony Orchestra. AARP Members are eligible to receive a discount of 25% off the …

—                           Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.  Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm. An estimated 66% of the people expected to vote in Michigan on November 6 will be voters age 50 and over.  Are you ready? Here are 7 tips to keep in mind as you prepare to cast your ballot: 1. Remember to mark your ballot individually for each candidate you want to …

— By Melissa Preddy Residents near Reed City are so desperate for internet access that the town library has to rotate dozens of patrons per day on and off its 13 computers. “People also sit in our parking lot at all hours trying to use our Wi-Fi,” said library director Tom Burnosky. “Our system is maxed out.” Reed City is in one of the state’s most underserved areas for household high-speed broadband access, according to an August report unveiled by Gov. …

— AARP’s FREE Online Q&A Has Answers 2019 Health Insurance Marketplace: Your Questions Answered PART 1: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7 p.m. ET If you need health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the 2019 enrollment period, you need to register for AARP’s online Q&A. Attending this free, two-part event will help clear up questions you might have about the government-run website that provides insurance options for those who don’t get …

— This Q&A Webinar Offers Tips Anyone Can Use 10 Retirement Planning Quick Tips Online Q&A PART 1: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7 p.m. ET PART 2: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7 p.m. ET If you feel like it’s too late to save anything for retirement, AARP has some reassuring news for you: It’s not. Even if you’re behind schedule on retirement planning, there are still ways to grow your nest egg. A first step is to stop putting it off …