— By Melissa Preddy An older Detroit resident can’t get a ride to a doctor’s appointment. Her neighbor, whose English is limited, has trouble understanding a nurse’s instructions. Both have slow internet access, so they can’t use telehealth technology to monitor their conditions remotely. These are a few of the persistent obstacles to good health care in the state, especially for low-income residents. A new AARP Michigan project aims to investigate these challenges and offer practical solutions to policymakers this fall. …

— It’s a new year, and the AARP West Virginia Capital Advocacy Team is ready to spring into action when the legislature convenes Jan. 10. AARP staff and volunteers will meet with lawmakers throughout the session to discuss legislation that affects caregiving, financial security, broadband access, and funding for home and community-based services. In addition, AARP is working with health care providers to ensure smooth transitions from hospital to home for patients and their family caregivers under a state law enacted …