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PNS Daily News - August 22, 2017 


We're featuring a variety of stories in today’s news including: a new strategy for Afghanistan; an increase in hate groups is not just an issue in the South; and high blood pressure becoming a more common problem among children and teens.

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Public News Service - MI: Senior Issues

Many older job seekers require little training, prefer a flexible schedule and want some added income but don't need benefits. (tech_estromberg/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. -- The talents of older Michiganders are the focus of a new program to help find workers for about 100,000 unfilled jobs in the state. "Experience for Hire" launched in Ingham, Jackson, Macomb and Wayne counties this summer. It aims to connect older adults with job opportunities tha

Reformed identity thief Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., spoke Tuesday at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township, Mich. (Frank Abagnale and Associates)

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Frank Abagnale spent his youth conning doctors, lawyers and even a major airline, and later spent 40 years using his experience to help the FBI track down scammers. On Tuesday night, he spoke to a Michigan audience about how to avoid falling victim. Abagnale, now an ambass

The average retirement income for Americans age 65 and older is about $31,000 a year. (Tax Credits/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - More than half of Michiganders are retired by age 62, but experts say it's never too early to begin plotting a path for retirement. Help is available through a series of Securing MI Financial Future workshops in October. AARP Michigan is among the sponsors, and associate state dir

LANSING, Mich. - Aging doesn't have to mean fading into the sunset. As more people live longer and healthier lives, AARP is working to "disrupt aging" by changing attitudes about growing older. Almost one in five Michigan residents is age 60 or older, and Jennifer Munoz, associate state director fo

Employees of Community Financial Credit Union help unload donated copies of the book

LANSING, Mich. - It's never too early to begin learning how to manage your money. That's the message credit unions hope to foster this month, and they're starting with the youngest Michiganders. The book "Bunny Money" by Rosemary Wells is more than just a nicely illustrated children's story, it can

World record holder Ernestine Shepherd will be at MSU to discuss exercise, nutrition and brain health. (AARP Michigan)

LANSING, Mich. – Some say, "The best is yet to be,” when it comes to aging – a mantra that is possible for Michiganders who focus on healthy lifestyle choices. And 79-year-old Ernestine Shepherd is a perfect example. Shepherd is recognized by Guinness World Records as the World'

More than 2 million Michigan residents receive Social Security benefits.(401kcalculator.org/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan's March primary is right around the corner, and some voters say it's time for the presidential candidates to "Take a Stand" on the future of Social Security. "Take a Stand" is the name of an AARP campaign encouraging White House contenders to go beyond soundbites and mean

According to the American Heart Association, one-in-three women will die of heart disease, about 46 women in Michigan each day. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Michiganders are reminded to keep hearts on their minds as February begins, and not just the Valentine kind. It's American Heart Month, an annual observance to bring awareness to cardiovascular disease, the nation's number one killer. Anna Pitt of Hemlock says she's lucky to be a

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