AARP Michigan Announces Free Events For November 2023

Michigan Community NewsLansing, MI - 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 November and be sure to register using the provided links.

To see a full menu of all upcoming events, visit aarpmi.org/events.

  • Discover Tech: Digital Discovery Series – Smartphones at a Glance (Jackson, Flint and virtual)
    Learn about some popular smartphones on the market and their pros and cons.

  • Ethel’s Place (Lansing)
    At Ethel’s Place, persons living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment come together with friends and family on the first Thursday of every month for a celebration of connection, fun, music and light refreshments.   

  • MI Sisters and Friends Virtual Series, Part 1: Conversations with Michigan Federal Elected Officials (Virtual)
    On the eve of an historic election year, AARP Michigan is stepping forward to host an important and much-needed two-part virtual series to identify and elevate issues important to women. This first virtual event will feature federal issues.

  • HomeFit (Lansing)
    Discover how to easily evaluate your own home for “livability” should you or a family member become unable to use stairs or must rely on assistive devices.
  • Discover Tech: Digital Discovery Series – Tips for Being News Savvy Online (Comstock Park and virtual)
    Gain helpful explanation about the increase in the use of the term fake news and learn about tools to evaluate news sources. We’ll also review popular fact-checking sites.

  • Veterans Resources at Your Doorstep (Jackson)
    Learn about services and programs available to veterans and their spouses.

  • Tele-Town Hall on Veteran Fraud (Call In)
    • Tuesday, November 14
    • 2-3:00 P.M.
    • Dial in to the town hall at 855-962-1142
  • Veterans Benefits and Resources (Detroit)
    The State of Michigan Director of Veteran Affairs will share the state's resources available to veterans and their spouses.

    • Wednesday, November 15
    • 6-8:00 P.M.
    • Location: Hannan Center, 4750 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
      Parking in rear or behind First Congregational Church (enter lot at 33 E. Forest)
    • Register here: https://aarpmi.org/DetroitVeterans
  • Social Security Retirement Planning: It’s Never Too Late or Early to Begin (Lansing)
    Learn about Social Security benefits for spouses and divorced spouses, key factors to consider when determining the right time to file, how you can work and collect benefits at the same time and how and when to file the application.

    • Wednesday, November 15
    • 6-7:30 P.M.
    • Location: Delta Township Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing, MI 48917
    • Register here: https://aarpmi.org/ss11-15
  • MI Sisters & Friends Virtual Series Part II: Conversations with State of Michigan Elected Leaders (virtual)
    Join us for Part II of the MI Sisters & Friends Virtual Series featuring state legislators as we identify and elevate issues important to women.

  • AARP Disrupt Aging Book Club (Online event) 
    November book is I Will Find You by Harlan Coben.

  • AARP Movies for Grownups – Book Club: The Next Chapter (Escanaba)
    Join us for a free night out at the movies!

  • Resources for Veterans (Escanaba)
    Join AARP and the Michigan Veterans Affair Agency as we honor Veterans and share resources that are available to veterans and their families.

  • Learn a Latte: Discover How Art Therapy Helps Veterans (Virtual)
    Art has the power to bring veterans together, unleash creativity and manage PTSD, anxiety and other traumas. Join us virtually for a live art instruction session and be sure to have pencils, markers and paper handy.

  • Discover Tech: Digital Discovery Series –Learn the Basics About Cloud Storage (Lansing and virtual)
    Learn the basics of cloud storage — a technology that lets you store documents, images, and other media files remotely while giving you greater accessibility, reliability, and protection for your important data.
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