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Jim Flaherty


Jim is the communications director of AARP Wisconsin.

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Task Force to Help Dementia Caregivers

Posted on 10/5/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

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 and assigned the task of studying the issue of caregiving for those with dementia, and then developing proposed policy initiatives to help both the individual and their caregiver. A series of public hearings around this issue will be scheduled across Wisconsin this fall. This is …

Make Financial Advisors Accountable for Advice

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

In today’s world it’s hard enough to save for retirement and plan for your future. Many retirement savings plans often involve a multitude of complex decisions, which is why we often use and trust investment professionals for guidance. Many of them give great advice, but unfortunately some do not. Advisors can recommend investments that are “suitable” for you even if it’s not necessarily the “best” for you. They can advise you to invest in the product that gives them the …

WI Caregivers Provide $7 Billion in Unpaid Care

Posted on 08/16/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

The real heroes across Wisconsin are not making headlines for athletic achievements or political accomplishments. They’re family members who work behind the scenes to provide uncompensated in-home care for loved ones. The goal of these caregivers is to allow family members to remain living independently and with dignity in their own homes as long as possible. All of our AARP studies show people prefer this type of care over moving into a nursing home or other high-cost institution. But this work …

Catch up with AARP on Listening Post Tour

Posted on 07/9/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

If you live in or within a short driving distance of five Wisconsin communities – including Tomah, Black River Falls, River Falls, Platteville, or Dodgeville – then we encourage you to stop by and visit us during our traveling “Listening Post Tour” in late July and early August. We’re inviting AARP members and all residents of these communities and the surrounding areas to learn more about our organization and tell us what they would do to make their communities even …

Seniors’ Voices Heard, But Concerns Remain

Posted on 07/6/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Over the past few months, as the state’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) has been listening to public comments and making changes to Govenor Walker’s proposed 2015-17 state budget, AARP Wisconsin’s top priorties have been to protect SeniorCare and Family Care from major overhauls. We have achieved many of our goals through a steady and consistent multi-pronged drumbeat of communications between our members and state legislators. Members of the JFC listened intently to our concerns and made improvements to the governor’s budget proposals. While …

Thinking of Starting a New Business After 50?

Posted on 06/9/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

If you’ve ever thought of starting a new small business or expanding an existing one after age 50, you are not alone. In fact, about 13 percent of current wage and salary workers say they plan to start a new business once they retire, according to a recent AARP survey. But this process can be confusing, frustrating, risky and downright scary. Sometimes just trying to figure out how and where to get started is the biggest part of the battle. …