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AARP to hear from older Flint residents on lead crisis

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This 2015 image shows a sample of Flint's water. (Source:WNEM) This 2015 image shows a sample of Flint's water. (Source:WNEM)
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

AARP Michigan wants to hear from Flint residents on how the city's lead-tainted water crisis is affecting older adults.

Sessions are scheduled at noon Saturday at the Hasselbring Community Center and 2 p.m. Sunday at Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church. A survey of 800 residents age 50 and older also will be conducted.

The AARP Foundation, Valley Area Agency on Aging and the Council of Michigan Community Foundations also are involved in the efforts.

Organizations working with older adults will be asked to help develop a plan addressing issues related to lead exposure.

Flint was under state management when it switched from Detroit's water system in 2014 to the Flint River to save money. The river water was not treated with anti-corrosive chemicals, causing lead to leach from old water lines.

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