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Jim Flaherty


Jim is the communications director of AARP Wisconsin.

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Participate in Money Smart Week April 5-12

Participate in Money Smart Week April 5-12

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

 The quality of our lives now and in retirement depends on making the best use of our resources, yet few actively seek out financial information. AARP is working hard to ensure that individuals have the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions and manage their financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being. That’s why we encourage you to participate in Money Smart Week April 5-12. Money Smart Week® is seven days of presentations by community groups, non-profits, financial …

Our Volunteers Are the Engine That Drives Us

Our Volunteers Are the Engine That Drives Us

Posted on 04/5/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

According to recent AARP research, roughly 63 million Americans volunteer with an organization in their community every year. That is an astounding number of individuals who give freely of their time, energy, and passion to help individuals in need and strengthen our communities. This year, we join others in celebrating National Volunteer Week (April 6-12) as a way to recognize the spirit of volunteerism wherever it may be embodied and the positive impact volunteers have made in our communities, our …

Wisconsinites on Medicare Saved Big on Drugs

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Wisconsin residents on Medicare saved $174.3 million on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – or an average discount per beneficiary of $890.  Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the ACA and its provision closing the “donut hole” – the gap in Medicare Part D …

Want to Start or Grow a New Biz After 50?

Want to Start or Grow a New Biz After 50?

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Are you over age 50 and ready for a new life challenge? Have you always wanted to start your own business in this phase of your life, but have never known where to begin? We can help. AARP Wisconsin and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold Encore Entrepreneur mentoring events April 8-9 in Appleton and Sheboygan Falls.  These  events, which are free and open to AARP members and non-members, are designed to provide counseling, mentoring …

Allouez Man Appointed to Executive Council

Allouez Man Appointed to Executive Council

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Today we are thrilled to announced that Joel Rubin, 65, of Allouez (Green Bay area), has been appointed to a two-year term on our AARP Wisconsin Executive Council. The appointment was made by AARP Wisconsin State President Dave Stella. Joel (pictured) was a social worker for over 30 years in Milwaukee and in Northeast Wisconsin. After retiring in 2010, he has worked as one of our many great AARP Wisconsin volunteer advocates, focusing on both federal and state issues. Joel’s entire career was …

Marketplace Open Enrollment Deadline 3-31

Posted on 03/13/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Just a reminder that open enrollment for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace ends on Monday, March 31.  If you don’t have health coverage, you can sign up through the end of this month and avoid a penalty. Plus, financial help paying for premiums and co-pays may be available to you.  Check out AARP’s web tool to learn more about the health care law and where you can go for help. After March 31 you can get new private …