Michiganders age 50 and over are expected to represent well over half of the voters that show up to the polls on November Fourth. That’s pretty typical of a non-presidential election, but seniors and retirees are playing an especially important role in this year’s election.
In the age of smart phones, and smart cars, perhaps it’s no surprise that AARP is offering a course for smart drivers.
The Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging has partnered with AARP to host a driving class specifically designed for older drivers.
Georgia Durga is the Director of the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging. Continue reading
With November’s general election quickly approaching, candidates should be conscious of the growing financial concerns of the state’s older voters. Continue reading
It could soon be easier for phone companies to end traditional landline service in Michigan.
Tax season is here, and so is free help for those in need.
AARP’s Tax-Aide program, the nation’s oldest free tax-preparation service, can help middle- and lower-income older Michiganders prepare basic federal, state and local income tax returns – for free.
It’s the billion-dollar question: what to do with the state’s budget surplus, and advocates for seniors say the answer is to ease the burden older Michiganders have been carrying since being hit with a series of tax hikes in 2011.
According to Lisa Dedden Cooper, manager of advocacy for ARRP Michigan, using the budget surplus to reverse some of that damage would have a ripple effect through the state’s economy.