Nominate an Inspiring Volunteer

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AARP Wisconsin is now seeking nominations for its 2017 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors those individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives in their communities. “Volunteerism is clearly a new way of looking at retirement for older Americans. Many are finding that they want to remain active and involved and that volunteerism fulfills this need and the desire to help others,” said Sam Wilson, AARP Wisconsin State Director. “Through this recognition, …

Join us at Free Coffee Fridays in Milwaukee

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Home is where the heart is, and well-designed, livable communities promote health, sustain growth, and make for happier, healthier residents of every age, in all life stages. AARP Wisconsin is working to raise awareness in the greater Milwaukee area about the need for age-friendly, livable communities. You can connect with AARP at one of our Free Coffee Fridays to share your thoughts on building a more livable greater Milwaukee. You’ll receive a free coffee, a re-usable coffee sleeve and learn about …

“Silver Dividend” a Good Idea for Wisconsin

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Our team of AARP Wisconsin red-shirted volunteers is having a huge presence at all six of the state budget hearings being held across the state in April, and one of the ideas we’re floating at these hearings is something we’re calling the “Silver Dividend.” We believe that if Wisconsin invests moderate amounts of money in caregivers, seniors and the existing aging programs, it can save taxpayer money in the long term and maximize the number of older Wisconsinites who can …

The Cost of Retiring Poor in Wisconsin

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Results of a new study commissioned by AARP WI and released this week shows that even modest increases in the net worth of those who save the least for retirement would greatly improve retirement readiness and reduce government spending on public assistance programs. In fact, if lower and moderate income households (up to $40,000/year) were to save 3 percent of their income through 2030, state expenditures in 2030 may decrease by more than $3.1 billion annually. We know that Wisconsin’s growing elderly population …

Catch a Ball Game With Us at Miller Park!

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Hey baseball fans! Here’s a great opportunity to bring the family and join AARP staff, volunteers and members at the ballpark this summer. AARP members and their guests will receive discounted tickets at 50% off the single game rate in the Field Outfield Box, Loge Outfield Box and Terrace Reserved seat locations priced at the time of purchase on these dates: Wednesday, May 24, 12:10 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1:10 …

Free Shredding Event in La Crosse April 28

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Did you know that every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen? Luckily there are steps you can take to protect yourself from potential fraud. If you live in the greater La Crosse area, we have a great opportunity for you to get rid of any of your old, sensitive documents. The AARP Fraud Watch Network and Coulee Bank are teaming up to offer a free shredding event on Friday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coulee Bank, …

AARP to Testify at All Six State Budget Hearings

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AARP Wisconsin will have a large red-shirted presence at all six state budget hearings across Wisconsin in April, and we welcome you to join and sit with our group of volunteer advocates if there is a hearing in your area that you plan to attend. The Joint Finance Committee has scheduled the hearings to listen to comments from Wisconsinites who want to respond to the proposals included in Governor Walker’s proposed 2017-19 state budget. In this budget cycle we will be …

Join AARP at Larry Gatlin May 19

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Connect with AARP Wisconsin staff, volunteers and other members for a special discounted performance of “Larry Gatlin: Stories and Songs” at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water St., Milwaukee. The discount is for the performance on Friday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Wilson Theatre in Vogel Hall. Over a four-decade career as a solo artist and with The Gatlin Brothers, Larry Gatlin has scored 33 Top 40 hits and won several awards including a …

Apply for AARP WI Executive Council

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Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with the ability to motivate and inspire others?  If so, now is the time to apply to join the AARP Wisconsin Executive Council! Our office is now accepting applications for an Executive Council member, one of AARP’s top volunteer positions at the state level. Visionary leaders are needed to help shape our community outreach and advocacy efforts here in Wisconsin. Be a Leader: * Lead more than 150 AARP volunteers in Wisconsin * Represent the …

Join AARP at ‘Hooray For Hollywood!’

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Connect with AARP Wisconsin staff, volunteers and other members for a special discounted matinee performance of “Hooray For Hollywood!” at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water St., Milwaukee. The discount is for the performance on Saturday, May 20, at 2 p.m. The musical will be in the Wilson Theatre in Vogel Hall. Step back in time to a golden age when Hollywood movies were filled with hit songs that have become lasting classics. Songs like Moon …