MSURA is happy to announce a series of programs presented by AARP and MSU Department of Recreational Sports and Fitness Services specifically for MSU retirees. The series will be offered starting this fall at IM Sports East, Multi-Purpose Room, on campus (except May – see below).

Sessions are FREE to MSU retirees with their MSU Retiree Identification card. (If you do not have an ID card one can obtained at the MSU ID Office, Room 170, International Center.)

Sessions will take place on the second Tuesday of the month October 2017 through June 2018, 10 am – 12 pm. Free parking is available in the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts Center parking ramp using your MSU parking sticker and gate card (enter from the south entrance). (If you do not have a gate card or parking sticker you may obtain these items free through MSU Police and Public Safety, 1120 Red Cedar Road on campus with your MSU Retirees ID card.) There are limited handicap spots in front of IM East and there is some parking across the street by MacDonald Hall.

For planning purposes AARP asks that participants register in advance by calling 1-877-926-8300. Registration will open 45 days prior to the event.


Sessions for the academic year include:


Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10AM to Noon Location: IM Sports East, Multi-Purpose Room

Good Form Walking

AARP in conjunction with Playmaker’s offers Good Form Walking coaching. Good Form walking is a method to help walkers of all ages and abilities move forward more efficiently and healthier. Participants should wear loose clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Participation is limited to 30 people.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10AM to Noon Location: IM Sports East, Multi-Purpose Room

Fraud Watch Network

The Fraud Watch Network presentation provides current statistics on identity theft and fraud, identifies the frauds and scams that are trending in Michigan, and the approach scam artists to take to defraud their victims. Tips about how someone might protect themselves against fraud, scams, and identity theft are offered. Additional information in the form of booklets and brochures and other resources are provided.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10AM to 11:30AM Location: IM Sports East, Multi-Purpose Room

Medicare 101

No matter where you're headed in life, Medicare will be part of it helping to protect your health and wallet. AARP is here to help you get to know your Medicare, so you can get the most out of your coverage. We will break down Medicare's parts, choices and deadlines so you can figure out what will work best for you. Because when you're confident Medicare has you covered, you can focus on turning your life goals into real possibilities.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018 10AM to Noon Location: IM Sports East, Multi-Purpose Room

Life Reimagined

Life Reimagined offers a unique opportunity for individuals to take inventory of their accomplishments and guide them to identify their, “What’s Next”. This session offers participants the opportunity to reflect on their lives, identify new or existing goals and develop a plan to accomplish these goals. We offer a positive, supportive environment, allowing participants to discuss and plan their next steps.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10AM to Noon Location: IM Sports East, Multi-Purpose Room

AARP HomeFit Program

The AARP HomeFit program was developed to educate older adults how to navigate all living spaces independently to allow them to remain in their own homes as they age. Participants receive information on how to easily evaluate their own home for “livability” should they themselves or one of their family members become unable to use stairs, or must rely on assistive devices. It is designed help individuals plan for independence, choice and dignity as they age. Participants will receive a personal copy of the AARP Home Fit Guide.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10AM to Noon Location: IM Sports East, Multi-Purpose Room

Getting To Know Apps

Introductory class on how to use your mobile device (mobile phone, iPad, tablet, etc.)


Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10AM to Noon Location: IM Sports East, Multi-Purpose Room

Good Form Walking

AARP in conjunction with Playmaker’s offers Good Form Walking coaching. Good Form walking is a method to help walkers of all ages and abilities move forward more efficiently and healthier. Participants should wear loose clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Participation is limited to 30 people.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018 10 AM to 2PM Location: MSU Pavilion, Farm Lane and Forest Rd.

CarFit & Car Seat Check

Participants find out how the fit of their car affects their driving and how to adjust their vehicle to their changing needs. During a 20 minute one-on-one session a trained CarFit technician will go through the 12-point checklist and suggest adjustments and adaptations to improve comfort, control, confidence and safety while behind the wheel. If you are a grandparent you know how difficult it can be to know if you have installed the car seat correctly when your grandchild is going to be riding with you. At this event you will be able to be sure both you and your grandchild will be as safe as possible while you are on the road.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10AM to Noon Location: IM Sports East, Multi-Purpose Room

Identity Theft & Cyber Security

Every 4 seconds someone is the victim of Identity Theft. This presentation will explain what identity theft is, help you avoid becoming a victim and provide information on how to create a recovery plan if you are a victim. Online fraud poses a serious and growing threat throughout the nation. The internet is a goldmine for scam artists and the number of people who get caught in the scammer’s net grows every year. Learn what steps you should take to take to protect yourself.


If you have specific questions about the program please contact one of the coordinators below:


AARP : Karen Kafantaris, Ph. 517-267-8916

MSU IM-East Coordinator: Patty Oehmke, Ph. 517-432-1477