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PNS Daily News - October 26, 2020 


Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court moves toward a final vote; judicial appointments issue looms in the election; and five COVID-19 infections confirmed within VP Mike Pence's inner circle.


2020Talks - October 26, 2020 


Youth voter turnout has been high in early voting. And presidential candidates court swing-state voters in the last days until November 3.

Public News Service - MI: Senior

Voters age 50 and older accounted for 56% of the ballots cast in the 2016 election. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. -- With the nation heading into an especially divisive election, there are some key matters older Michiganders care about that transcend partisan politics. In a new AARP election survey of Michigan voters age 50-plus, 54% said they support Joe Biden and 40% support Donald Trump. Howe

Online platforms are expanding social and learning opportunities for Michiganders of all ages during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. -- With COVID-19 unlikely to disappear anytime soon, Michigan's leading advocate for older adults is taking advantage of technology to keep folks informed and connected. AARP Michigan hosts dozens of educational and social events throughout the state every year. And in order to ensu

The federal CARES Act provided some additional funding for programs that provide meals for seniors, but it's important that people who need these resources reach out. (congerdesign/Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. -- Organizations throughout the state are trying to ensure no senior goes without food as the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended Michigan's stay-at-home order through May 15 - a move of special importance to older adults, who are at higher risk of com

A $28 box of food can provide 22 meals for an older adult in Michigan. (AdobeStock)

LANSING, Mich. -- The COVID-19 outbreak is amplifying traditional barriers to food access in Michigan, and older residents are especially vulnerable. The Food Bank Council of Michigan and Area Agencies on Aging are working together to distribute quarantine food boxes to food insecure seniors who n

The average cost of prescription drugs increased nearly 60% between 2012 and 2017. (AdobeStock)

LANSING, Mich. -- High costs are preventing nearly 1 in 3 Michigan adults from taking needed medication. However, solutions to help bring down the price of prescription medication could be around the corner. The new Prescription Drug Task Force established by Gov. Whitmer is starting its investiga

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide counselors helped 65,000 Michigan tax filers receive $28 million in refunds last year. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. -- Tax season officially starts soon, and hundreds of volunteers are finalizing their training so they can help Michiganders prepare their returns. The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide Program runs from Feb. 1 thru Apr. 15, and volunteer preparers can assist filers with their forms and id

It is estimated that one in three people in Michigan is not taking prescribed medications because they canít afford it. (AdobeStock)

LANSING, Mich. – People in Michigan troubled by the high cost of prescription medications are encouraged to help turn up the heat on drug manufacturers. AARP Michigan is hosting a Stop Rx Greed rally on Monday along the Detroit River to spread awareness about the problem and call for solutio

The average annual cost of a brand-name prescription medication has outpaced inflation by about 400% over the past decade. (Secondside/Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. – The rising cost of prescription drug prices continues to make headlines, and Michiganders are encouraged to help find solutions. AARP Michigan is hosting two upcoming Prescription Drug Community Conversations next Monday. Associate State Director for Communications Mark Horn

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