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AARP Michigan Announces Free Events for October

Posted on 09/27/23 by Careena Eggleston

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Every month, AARP offers quality programs and events that are free and open to the public, both online and in person. Check out what's happening in October and be sure to register using the provided link. To see a full menu of all upcoming events, visit aarpmi.org/events.

Learn a Latte: Surviving a Silver Divorce (virtual event)
Divorce at any age is difficult, but especially later in life. Find out how to overcome the struggles of a silver divorce and begin to write the next chapter of your life.
o Wednesday, October 4
o 10:00-10:30 A.M.
o Register here: https://events.aarp.org/LearnALatte10423

The Internet of Things
(virtual event)
Tune in for an overview of the Internet of Things and discuss best practices for keeping your devices secure. Learn how consumer devices communicate with each other and which of your devices are part of the Internet of Things. You’ll also find out about the technology that is fueling smart homes and smart cities.
o Thursday, October 5
o 11 A.M. - Noon
o Register here: https://aarpmi.org/tech2023

Ethel’s Place
(Lansing in-person event)
At Ethel’s Place, persons living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment come together with friends and family for a celebration of connection, fun, music and light refreshments.
o Thursday, October 5
o 2:00-4:00 P.M.
o Location: The Venue in Lansing Mall, 5660 West Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI
o Register here: https://events.aarp.org/EthelsPlace10-5

Mobile Health Apps  (virtual event)Learn about common smartphone health apps, like the iPhone's built-in app and the Google Fit app. You'll also discover how to use the app's step counter, as well as integrating information from other popular health and fitness apps.
o Wednesday, October 18
o 10:30 A.M.- noon
o Register here: https://aarpmi.org/tech2023

AARP Disrupt Aging Book Club
(virtual event)
Join the Disrupt Aging Book Club in 2023 as we discuss the lighter side of life and topics related to aging. Come for the great conversation and book selections and leave with new friends and experiences. The October book is Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Malloy.
o Monday, October 23
o 10:30 A.M. - 12 noon
Register here https://events.aarp.org/BookClub10-23

Detroit Reach Out and Play Game Night
(in-person event)
Create meaningful social connections through the power of play with the newly reimagined Joy for All™ games: The Game of Life Generations, Scrabble Bingo, and Trivial Pursuit Generations. While you play, learn more about AARP’s community of 50,000-plus volunteers and how you can donate your time and talent — in person or from home — to improve the lives of older Americans and their families.
o Tuesday, October 24
o 5:30-7:30 P.M.
o Hannan Center, 4750 Woodward, Detroit, MI
o Register here: https://aarpmi.org/DetroitGameNight

MI Sisters and Friends
(Detroit in-person event)
With the presidential election around the corner, we are sure you’ve got something to say! Join AARP for an inspiring event designed to elevate ballot box issues vital to women.
o Friday, October 27
o 11:30-1:30 P.M.
o The Roostertail: 100 Marquette Dr, Detroit, MI 48214
o Register here: https://aarpmi.org/MISisters2023

Grand Rapids Reach Out and Play Game Day
(in-person event)
Create meaningful social connections through the power of play with the newly reimagined Joy for All™ games: The Game of Life Generations, Scrabble Bingo, and Trivial Pursuit Generations. Come dressed up in your favorite Halloween costume and win prizes! Discover the great things AARP volunteers are doing in West Michigan and how you can get involved, too.
o Monday, October 30
o 1-4:00 P.M.
o House Rules Game Board Lounge, 404 Ionia Ave., S.W., Grand Rapids, MI
o Register here: www.aarp.org/PlayMI2

AARP Michigan is also pleased to share the following virtual event series in October.

Disrupting Dementia: Empowering Minds and Inspiring Lives Series
Every Thursday in October from 11 A.M. to noon
Register here: https://aarpmi.org/disrupt2023

Session I: Demystifying Dementia and the Six Pillars of Brain Health
o Thursday, October 5

Session II: Perspectives on Dementia Care: Insight from Experts and Lived Experience
o Thursday, October 12

Session III: Understanding Parkinson’s Disease and Neurological Conditions
o Thursday, October 19

Session IV: Addressing Disparities in Dementia and Brain Health
o Thursday, October 26


University of Michigan Healthy Aging Series Virtual)
Every Friday in October from noon to 1:30 P.M.
Register here: https://aarpmi.org/umconnection

Session I: Creating Connections and Reducing Loneliness
o Friday, October 6

Session II: Focus on Falls – Balance, Mobility and Preventing Injury
o Friday, October 13

Session III: Brain Health - What you Should Know and What You can Do
o Friday, October 20

Session IV: Navigating Your Medicare Choices and Benefits
o Friday, October 27

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