Join AARP Michigan for Virtual Community Events in February and March

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – During February and March, AARP Michigan is hosting a series of premium programs and virtual events that Michiganders can attend from the comfort of their homes. As part of AARP’s Virtual Community Center, attendees can participate in free, interactive online events and courses designed for learning, self-improvement, and fun, according to The AARP website.

Below is a list of upcoming events.

February

Learn A Latte: Fair Rx Prices NOW (virtual event)
Wed 16 February | 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The rising cost of prescription drugs is a tough pill to swallow. Learn about the solutions AARP advocates for reducing out-of-pocket expenses, such as importing Rx drugs and negotiating prices to prevent drug companies from raising prices. Register here.

rhythms of life (virtual event)
Sat 19 February | 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Did you know that music is good for health? Percussionist Kevin “Bujo” Jones will lead us through a virtual rhythmic circle, introducing us to percussion, rhythms and the benefits of music. Join us for this fun, healthy and interactive rhythm circle! No experience is necessary. Register here.

Disrupt Aging Book Club (virtual event)
Tue 22 February | 10:30 a.m. – noon
Join the Disrupt Aging Book Club in 2022 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. February’s book selection is A Beginner’s Guide to Murder by Rosalind Stopps. Register here.

AARP’s Best Kept Secrets: Tech Nest (virtual event)
Tue 22 February | 11:30 a.m. – noon
Join us for AARP’s Best Kept Secrets to get the inside scoop on the latest from AARP. This month we’ll feature Tech Nest, a program that works with college students to develop products and services that will help you live your best life. Register here.

AARP [email protected]+℠ Program (virtual event)
Wed 23 February | 11 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Join us to learn more about the AARP [email protected]+℠ program. It’s a simple solution for transportation in Washtenaw County where you can schedule and pay for rides with taxi, rideshare, and paratransit service all in one place. The AARP [email protected]+℠ program gives you the freedom and independence to schedule rides to where you want to go and at a time that suits you or your loved one. register here.

Black History Month: The Role of Black Farmers in Michigan and Across the Country (virtual event)
Mon 28 Feb | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Black farmers have farmed in Michigan since the 1800s and across the United States for more than four centuries. For this program, we will feature Michigan farmers still active in agriculture. Join us to learn more about their role in bringing food to the table and their support for food cooperatives and community gardens. Register here.

March 2022

Learn A Latte: learning to sleep again (virtual event)
Wed 2 March | 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
For those who regularly crave sleep and don’t get enough, the struggle is real, both physically and mentally. Join us as we mark the end of daylight saving time by kicking back the night with tips for healthier sleep habits. Register here.

It’s time to talk about money (virtual event)
Thursday March 3 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Conversations about money are rarely easy. Join us as we explore how to talk to your loved ones about money management, help and support. We will also discuss how to properly manage another person’s finances. Come with questions! Register here.

mindfulness apps (virtual event)
Tue 8 March | 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Are you overwhelmed by what is happening around you? Learn to be more fully present and aware with simple mindfulness activities that reduce anxiety, improve memory, and lower blood pressure. Discover useful applications and technologies. Register here.

Learn A Latte: Learn to listen with empathy (virtual event)
Wed 16 March | 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Do you hear what is not said? Learn the subtle skills needed to be an empathetic listener, such as how to read nonverbal cues, give and receive feedback, express feelings, and manage moments of silence. You will walk away a better listener. Register here.

Arthritis 101 (virtual event)
Thursday March 17 | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
More than 58 million Americans are diagnosed with arthritis, but what are the symptoms and signs? Join us for a presentation on the most common types of arthritis, how arthritis is diagnosed, and different treatment options. Register here.

rhythms of life (virtual event)
Sat 19 March | 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Did you know that music is good for health? Percussionist Kevin “Bujo” Jones will lead us through a virtual rhythmic circle, introducing us to percussion, rhythms and the benefits of music. Join us for this fun, healthy and interactive rhythm circle! No experience is necessary. Register here.

Disrupt Aging Book Club (virtual event)
Tue 22 March | 10:30 a.m. – noon
Join the Disrupt Aging Book Club in 2022 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 March’s book selection is David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon. Register here.

The Color of Healthcare: Ask the Doctor (virtual event)
Tue 29 March | 11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join us for a panel Ask the Doctor, the first in a three-part series to help bridge the multicultural divide in healthcare by raising awareness and connecting people to the information and services they need . register here.

(Sponsored by AARP Michigan)

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