Livingston Man Wins Top Volunteer Award

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Please join us in congratulating Livingston resident LaVern (Buzz) Marshall (pictured), who has been chosen to receive AARP Wisconsin’s highest and most prestigious honor – the “2016 Andrus Award for Community Service.” This award honors Buzz’s tireless commitment to making life better for others, says AARP Wisconsin State Director Sam Wilson. Through decades of volunteer service, Buzz has built up the trust, influence and respect it takes to accomplish great things for those who need help throughout western Wisconsin and …

Family Care Expansion a Win for WI

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We know for a fact that most aging Wisconsinites, like all Americans, want to remain living in their homes and communities as long as possible. Even if they require day-to-day assistance with services such as meal preparation, bathing or transportation around town, they would rather get the help they need at home than move into a nursing home. That’s why we were so thrilled with the recent announcement by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to offer Family Care …

Join Us at AARP on Tap in Janesville

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We get it. Talking about financial security for the future can be dull. So we’ve got an idea. Instead of the same old chats about what you should do to prepare yourself for retirement, let’s have some fun in the process. Find out how much you, your friends and your fellow AARP members know about Social Security, saving for retirement, and even some local Janesville area history during our bar trivia games. Enjoy delicious appetizers and a free drink, as well …

Great News About Family Care

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We are pleased that the State of Wisconsin withdrew its proposal by the Department of Health Services’ (DHS) to overhaul Family Care – the popular and cost-effective Wisconsin program that gives frail elderly and people with disabilities the opportunity to receive long-term care services in their homes and communities rather than in costly institutions. Family Care, which is available in 64 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, closely tailors long-term care services to the needs of the individual, saving tens of thousands …

Get Tickets, Visit AARP at PGA Event

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …