By Marti Benedetti of Crain’s Detroit Business

Many Michigan older adults are having a ball, but a surprising number of the state’s over‐​50 population is struggling with a lack of health care, too few home and community‐​based services and other challenges.

These findings, based on research by AARP Michigan and Western Michigan University College of Health and Human Services, along with help from 19 other state organizations, were released at an AARP conference in Lansing earlier this week.

The entities looked at scores of data and came up with tangible ways to help resolve the issues and make the state a more senior‐​friendly place.

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