— On Nov. 6, Idaho voters spoke in favor of expanding health coverage. Now it’s time for Idaho legislators to respond by fully funding and implementing Medicaid Expansion as passed by Idaho voters. The expansion of Idaho’s health coverage program was approved by an overwhelming majority of the vote. The election was clear. We cannot continue to let hard-working families go without adequate health coverage. It’s vital now that legislators take the action that voters approved and to not add layers …

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— Behind closed doors, the drug companies are lobbying members of Congress to help boost their profits and stick seniors with higher drug costs.  Dick Chevrefils, AARP’s Regional Volunteer Director for the East Region, thinks Congress needs to keep fighting for lower drug prices.  Here’s what Chevrefils has to say: Anyone who wants to be the next president needs to protect seniors, not drug company profits.  Congress did a good thing earlier this year when it passed a law to help …

— By: Gabrielle Wilkosz Former President George H. W. Bush is being remembered as a man of service and high character. The 41st president of United States died in Houston Friday night. His death comes seven months after the death of his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush. At age 18, Mr. Bush became the youngest aviator in the Navy, and at age 90, he celebrated his birthday by skydiving. Throughout his life, Mr. Bush redefined what it means to age …

— Cristina Rouvalis Hace un año, Jimmy Kilgallen estaba maniobrando su silla de ruedas eléctrica mientras cruzaba una intersección peligrosa de Pittsburgh. En el momento en que se acercaba a la acera en la esquina de Penn Avenue y 40th Street, un auto lo impactó por la parte de atrás de la silla. A Kilgallen, de 66 años, la vida le cambio drásticamente desde este accidente donde el conductor se fugó en su vecindario de Lawrenceville. Después de varias cirugías, perdió …

— A new AARP poll on dementia care takes a closer look at the experiences of family caregivers for those with dementia and found more than half say their social life has suffered and nearly 45 percent say they feel alone. In addition, they are more likely to grow further apart from the ones they care for and other family members because of their care giving responsibilities. Both social isolation and loneliness are linked to poorer physical and mental health outcomes. …

— Did you know? This simple step can help to protect your identity – for free! Even with a data breach such as the one recently reported by Marriott International, turning on a credit freeze can minimize damage from the data theft. Each of us has a credit report (or credit “file”) which compiles our credit history – bank loans, credit cards mortgages, etc. – into one place.  This credit report is used by banks and lenders to determine our worthiness as …

— 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 …

— 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 …