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 …

Join AARP at ‘CHICAGO’ in Milwaukee

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Connect with AARP Wisconsin staff, volunteers and other members for special discounted matinee performances of “CHICAGO – The Musical” at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water St., Milwaukee. Discounted matinee performances are as follows: Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 at 1 p.m. CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great – a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and astonishing dancing. CHICAGO has been …

Join Us For Free Coffee Friday

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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 …

Beware of Online Romance Scams

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Valentine’s Day means a lot to many of us who are busy sending flowers or chocolates to loved ones, or finding creative and romantic ways to tell our loved ones exactly how we feel. But Valentine’s Day means something completely different to those who prey on your deepest feelings and emotions for personal profit. For the sinister scammers of the world, this day is all about separating you from your hard-earned money. Romance scams start with fake profiles on online …

Join AARP WI at ‘Cinderella’

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Connect with AARP Wisconsin staff, volunteers and other members for special discounted evening performances of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” The evening performances at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water St., Milwaukee, are as follows: Wednesday and Thursday, March 29 and 30, at 7:30 p.m. Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that has delighted audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush performance features an incredible orchestra and all the classic moments you …

Lawmakers Honored For Caregiving Efforts

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To recognize their support of family caregivers across Wisconsin, two State Representatives – Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah) and Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton) – were recently honored with AARP awards as 2016 “Capitol Caregivers.” Rep. Rohrkaste served as chairman of the Speakers Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, while Rep. Hesselbein served as vice chair. Both were honored for their work on respite care and advancing legislation that significantly increased services that allow family caregivers to get some relief from their caregiving responsibilities. This is a …