AARP to ask Flint seniors how the city's water crisis has affected them

Jun 3, 2016

This weekend, AARP officials plan to sit down with older Flint residents to see how the city’s drinking water crisis affects them.

Flint’s water system has dealt with serious problems, including high lead levels.

Paula Cunningham is the state director of AARP. She says about a third of Flint residents are over 60 years old.

“These are very vulnerable folks who need some attention and need our assistance as well,” says Cunningham.

Cunningham says Flint’s lead-tainted tap water may worsen problems with blood pressure, liver disease and other health issues facing seniors.