AARP Michigan Virtual Events

Posted on 07/29/20 by Careena Eggleston

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After closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and taking precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health agencies, AARP has canceled all in-person events through December 31, 2020.

AARP Michigan is now offering virtual events and opportunities for members and the general public. Take a look at what's coming up - and be sure to check back for updates!



Thursday, July 30 - Pub Poll Trivia.
AARP is hosting a fun-filled evening of friendly competition, laughter and community! Join us to connect with members and guests across the country as we test our knowledge while learning about how AARP is supporting our members and the 50-plus community. We will be playing Pub Poll, where teams are asked to submit their best guess to a survey question. We will randomly assign teams.
Date: Thursday, July 30
Time: 7:00 - 8:45 pm
Registration: Use this link to register.


Thursday, July 30 - Staying Afloat in an Uncertain Job Market.
With all the uncertainty in the job market today, having the right skills, resources and information can help you get through challenging times.
This three-part virtual workshop can help you manage your finances, develop a plan to generate income or position yourself for success in the job market and how to connect to local resources.
Date: Thursday, July 30
Time: 11:00 - 11:45 am
Registration: Click this link to register.

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Friday, July 31 - The Girlfriend.
Calling all Book Groupies! Join us on The Girlfriend Facebook page for a live chat with Brit Bennett, author of the #1 bestseller THE VANISHING HALF, "a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white."
Date: Friday, July 31
Time: 7:00 - 7:30 pm
Join us the live chat here!

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Friday, July 31 - AARP Movie Night: Venus and Serena.
Join us for AARP Movie Night in the Variety Streaming Room! Venus and Serena takes an unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of the greatest sister-act professional tennis has ever seen. The film tells the inspiring story of how these two women, against all odds, but with the help of visionary parents, made it to the top.
Date: Friday, July 31
Time: 8:00 - 10:00 pm

Registration: Register here before noon on July 31 to receive the link for this free screening.


Learn a Latte - Decluttering

Wednesday, August 5 - Learn a Latte: Downsizing, Decluttering and Organizing Your Spaces.
Is it time to get organized and reduce some of the clutter? What should we do with all the “stuff” we've accumulated over the years? Join us for this presentation with very practical tips and tricks to help you get organized. Susie Marsh, Moxie Life Organizing will lead guide the way!
Date: Wednesday, August 5
Time: 10:00 am
Reserve your 'seat' here!

Demystifying Dementia

Thursday, August 6 - Demystifying Dementia & Brain Healthy Living.
An empowering, informative session on brain health and dementia. Learn about different types of dementia, how to connect with resources for people with dementia in Michigan, and steps people can take at any age to improve their brain health.
Date: Thursday, August 6
Time: 12:00 pm
Check back for the link to this live event on the AARP Michigan Facebook page!


Friday, August 7 - AARP Movie Night: Meru.
You're invited to AARP Movie Night in the Variety Streaming Room!
Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing. Meru is the story of that journey, an expedition through nature's harshest elements and one's complicated inner demons, and ultimately on to impossible new heights.
Date: Friday, August 7
Time: 8:00 pm
Registration: Please register for this event here!

Monday, August 11 - Caregiving During Uncertain Times: Finding Support & Connection.
We know that caring for a loved one is challenging during the best of circumstances. Navigating what to do and how to do it is harder now than ever before. Join us for a virtual workshop where we’ll help you through this journey by sharing tips and resources to help you and your loved one during these times.
Date: Monday, August 11
Time: 1:00 pm
Please register for this event here!

Tuesday, August 12 - Difficult Conversations for Caregivers.
This session will cover important information and offer techniques for good communication which caregivers or family members can use when having difficult conversations about finances with older adults.
Date: Tuesday, August 12
Time: 3:00 pm
Check back for the link to this live event on the AARP Michigan Facebook page!

Wednesday, August 13 - Decluttering: Clearing Your House and Mind.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the stuff in your house?
Scientists have discovered that the messier your environment, the harder it can be to relax and focus. It might be time to take control of your life and get rid of some clutter.

Matt Paxton from A&E’s Hoarders and the new PBS series, Legacy List with Matt Paxton will share advice on how to detach emotionally from things that had meaning in your life at this helpful webinar from AARP.
Date: Monday, August 17
Time: 7:00 pm
Please register for this event here!

Monday, August 17 - Fall Vegetables and Extending Your Garden's Season.
There is nothing better than that fresh-from-the-garden or farm flavor in our food. Through succession planting and season extending practices, you can get fresh foods longer in the season - and you can learn how during this live event. Isabel Branstrom with MSU Extension will join us to share invaluable information and tips.
Date: Monday, August 17
Time: 6:00 pm
Check back for the link to this live event on the AARP Michigan Facebook page!

Wednesday, August 19 - Learn a Latte: Companion Animals - Pets for Health and Wellness.
Socialization is more important than ever and pets are the surest way to have a constant companion for health & well-being. Learn about pets, service dogs, therapy dogs and more.
Date: Wednesday, August 19
Time: 10:00 am
Check back for the link to this live event on the AARP Michigan Facebook page!

Friday, August 21 - Detecting Financial Mismanagement for Caregivers.
We'll discuss many of the vital things to know about financial exploitation. How do you know if your loved one is being exploited? How do you uncover the signs and put protections in place? This informative session will be hosted by LaToya Hall with Wayne State University's Institute of Gerontology.
Date: Friday, August 21
Time: 10:00 am
Check back for a link to this event on the AARP Michigan Facebook page!

Wednesday, August 26 - Detecting Financial Mismanagement for Caregivers.
We'll address some important questions and issues when you're trying to managing someone else's money. Some of those topics include:
*Why this is important?
*What is a fiduciary? And what are the basic rules for fiduciaries?
And much more.
LaToya Hall with Wayne State University's Institute of Gerontology will lead the conversation. We hope you'll join us.
Date: Wednesday, August 26
Time: 11:00 am
Check back for a link to this event on the AARP Michigan Facebook page!


Wednesday, September 16 - Learn a Latte: Beyond Broccoli - Whole-foods & Plant Based Diets.
Eat healthier by learning about whole foods. And discover what the buzz is all about when it comes to plant-based foods. We'll share how to get these foods into your diet each day for optimal health.
Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 10:00 am
Check back for the link to this live event on the AARP Michigan Facebook page!

Previously Recorded Events

How to Build a Standing Raised Garden Bed.
How long have you wanted a standing raised garden bed for your yard? The wait is over! Check out our DIY tutorial to help you build your own raised garden bed. This event was originally broadcast on June 24.
Watch the tutorial here.

Michigan's New Auto Insurance Law
Michigan's new auto insurance law will take effect on July 2, 2020. Do you have the information you need to make decisions about your insurance coverage? Watch this presentation by the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services to learn more. This event was originally broadcast on June 25. Watch the presentation here.

Everything You Need to Know About Total Hip Replacement.
Dr. Daniel Mesko, orthopaedic surgeon, joined us to discuss what we should know before considering a total hip replacement, including surgical/non-surgical options available to relieve hip pain, recovery and more. If you are experiencing hip pain, watch this discussion.
This event originally broadcasted on July 1. View the presentation here.

Caregiving Chat: Tech Tips for Caregivers.
Did you know that your smartphone, smart speaker, or tablet can help you in your role as a caregiver? Glen Ashlock, Region 2 Area Agency on Aging shares tips and tricks on how to use these devices to help you care for a loved one. This event aired live on July 6. Watch the event here.

My Coronavirus Story
What would you do if you or your loved one were diagnosed with coronavirus? AARP employee Tara Shaver shared her account of what it was like to live with COVID-19. This program originally aired on July 8. You can watch the event with this link.

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‘Fun’erals, Green Burials & More.
Planning for the inevitable can help avoid confusion and added heartache at journey’s end. Be sure to tune in for this sensitive and humorous approach to funerals; all the options available will get you thinking and planning for burials and ‘fun’erals. This event originally aired on July 15. Watch the presentation here.

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Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 Scams.
LaToya Hall, MSW, Wayne State University's Institute of Gerontology talks with us about how scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to take your money. Watch this brief presentation to learn how to recognize these scams and protect yourself. This program originally aired on July 17.
Watch the presentation here.

Good Form Walking
We spend our whole lives on the move: running, walking, skipping, trotting... It may come as a surprise that we could actually be moving BETTER! Watch this video to learn three simple steps that can help us walk healthier and without injury. This event original aired Thursday, July 23rd. Check it out here!


Fraud Friday: Scams and Identify Theft
Learn why some people are especially vulnerable to financial predators and how to strengthen your defenses. Find out how victims are targeted and manipulated so you can spot threats and avoid them with this video. originally produced on July 24.

This story is provided by AARP Michigan. Visit the AARP Michigan page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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