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PNS Daily Newscast - April 28, 2017 


In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out; Texas groups oppose Congress’ second try at a health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Public News Service - MI: Senior Issues

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

Advocates are confident that more policies to help older Michiganders will be coming in 2016. (Carlton Browne/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. - As they applaud successes this year in supporting older adults, some Michigan policy advocates are looking ahead to 2016's legislative priorities. A recent victory, says Melissa Seifert associate state director for government affairs with AARP Michigan, was the unanimous passage of

During the holidays, Michiganders are urged to give back to the less fortunate in their community. Credit: Angella Thompson

LANSING, Mich. – While thinking about giving to those we love during the holidays, Michiganders can also consider giving back to the less fortunate in their communities. This Tuesday is Giving Tuesday, which Angella Thompson, vice president of retail operations, marketing and mission integra

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