AARP Wisconsin

Jim Flaherty

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Jim is the communications director of AARP Wisconsin.

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Get Tickets, Visit AARP at PGA Event

Posted on 05/20/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jflaherty/" title="Posts by Jim Flaherty" rel="author">Jim Flaherty</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

Hey golf fans! Want to see some of the best golfers in the world compete in Madison while learning more about all that AARP has to offer you right here in Wisconsin? Click here to buy tickets to The American Family Insurance Championship, which will be held June 24-26 at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison. When you visit the website, click “get tickets” in the upper right corner, then scroll down to “AARP Champion General Admission” to buy your …

Nominate A Volunteer for AARP’s Top Award

Posted on 05/6/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jflaherty/" title="Posts by Jim Flaherty" rel="author">Jim Flaherty</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

Every year AARP Wisconsin recognizes one outstanding volunteer in our state with The Andrus Award for Community Service. The award honors volunteers who spark change and improve their communities one act at a time. The award honors the spirit of AARP’s founder, Ethel Percy Andrus, who started AARP when she found a retired educator in need. The Wisconsin recipient in 2015 was 81-year-old David Hoffman (pictured here), who not only has run a marathon in every state and on every continent, but committed …

Great Tools & Resources for WI Caregivers

Posted on 04/19/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jflaherty/" title="Posts by Jim Flaherty" rel="author">Jim Flaherty</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

We know how incredibly difficult it can be to provide care for a loved one. It can be even more difficult caring for those with dementia. But you don’t have to go it alone. The Dementia-Capable Wisconsin initiative was set up to help employers, communities and caregivers across Wisconsin better prepare themselves for their aging populations. For our part, AARP’s goal is to lead people to the tools and resources they need to take care of their loved ones, including …

Madison Woman is New AARP WI State President

Posted on 04/8/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jflaherty/" title="Posts by Jim Flaherty" rel="author">Jim Flaherty</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

Meet Donna McDowell, our new AARP Wisconsin State President! Donna, who lives in Madison, truly embodies everything AARP is striving to achieve. She understands the importance of empowering people age 50-plus to prepare themselves for their real possibilities in all phases of their lives. Her experience and expertise, particularly in the field of aging, are unparalleled. She is a recognized leader across the state and nation in this area and has a strong belief in the work AARP is engaged …

Take Charge of Your Financial Future

Posted on 03/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jflaherty/" title="Posts by Jim Flaherty" rel="author">Jim Flaherty</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

Learn to become motivated and empowered to take charge of your financial future in a free class that’s offered through the Milwaukee Recreation Department on several dates in April and May in two Milwaukee locations. The class, titled “AARP Foundation Finances 50+” will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, April 23, April 30 and May 7 at Morse-Marshall High School, 4141 N. 64th St. in Milwaukee. It is also being offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on …

Blueprint for Long Term Care Redesign

Posted on 02/10/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jflaherty/" title="Posts by Jim Flaherty" rel="author">Jim Flaherty</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

Over the past several months, dozens of groups and organizations involved in Wisconsin’s long term care programs (including AARP Wisconsin) collaborated to create a 40-page blueprint for redesigning the system to ensure that quality, independence, and local control remain a focus of the state’s long term care decision-making process. The blueprint represents the Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition’s best ideas for satisfying the aspirations of the people who use the state’s long term care system and their families, all while working …

Urge a Vote on Workplace Savings Plan

Posted on 01/10/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jflaherty/" title="Posts by Jim Flaherty" rel="author">Jim Flaherty</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

Good news! The Wisconsin State Legislature has taken a small first step towards helping people save for retirement. A key Senate committee recently held a public hearing on Senate Bill 45, the Wisconsin Private Secure Retirement Act. This bill would help nearly 1 million Wisconsinites who don’t have access to any kind of retirement savings plan at work. We know that people are 15 times more likely to save if they can do so via payroll deduction at work. This bill will set …

Task Force to Help Dementia Caregivers

Posted on 11/23/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jflaherty/" title="Posts by Jim Flaherty" rel="author">Jim Flaherty</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

If you or someone you know is struggling to provide care for a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia – take heart. A recently-appointed state task force has been assembled to study the issue of caregiving for those with dementia, and then develop proposed policy initiatives to help both the individual and their caregiver. Four public hearings around this issue have already been held and more are in the process of being scheduled around the …

Milwaukee Volunteer Wins Top AARP Award

Posted on 11/13/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jflaherty/" title="Posts by Jim Flaherty" rel="author">Jim Flaherty</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

How many 80-year-olds do you know who have run a marathon in every single state and on every continent after retiring from their careers? It’s definitely no ordinary feat. But then again, David Hoffman is no ordinary man. The Milwaukee resident, who is an AARP WI volunteer advocate and member of our leadership team in his city, will be presented with our highest honor – the “2015 Andrus Award for Community Service” – at a ceremony on Dec. 4 at …

Putting a Face on Family Caregiving

Posted on 11/11/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jflaherty/" title="Posts by Jim Flaherty" rel="author">Jim Flaherty</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

An incredible number of Wisconsinites – about 578,000 by our last count – help their parents, spouses and other loved ones with a number of household chores and services that enable these folks to remain living independently in their own homes and communities as long as possible. The unpaid care these family caregivers provide, such as managing medications, cooking meals, driving to appointments, performing complex medical tasks and more, is valued at about $7 billion in Wisconsin alone. Seeing as …