Join AARP at ‘The Illusionists’ Feb. 18-19

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Connect with AARP Wisconsin staff, volunteers and other members for special discounted matinee performances of “The Illusionists – Live From Broadway.” The matinee performances at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water St., Milwaukee, are as follows: 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, and 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. The performance discounts for AARP members and their guests are as follows: Center Orchestra – regular price $93, discount price $58. Rear Orchestra – regular price, $63, discount price …

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 Milwaukee.  You’ll receive a free coffee, a re-usable coffee sleeve and learn about …

2016 – An AARP WI Year In Review

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If you were asked to describe the difference between a national organization and a nationwide organization, what might your response be? For AARP it means not only producing great tools and resources through our national office, but also having an on-the-ground presence in communities all across our country. For example, did you know that AARP has 53 offices located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands? Did you know that …

Protect Yourself From Holiday Scammers

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As we enter the holiday season, it pays to be vigilant to avoid scams or slip-ups that could put a damper on your celebrations. Here are some ways to keep your holidays happy. Beware of fake smartphone shopping apps. Scam artists have found a new way to make you part with your hard earned money. They are creating fake shopping apps for iOS and Android phones that capture your payment information and then leave you holding the bag.  Both Apple …

Sen. Baldwin awarded for caregiving efforts

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We were thrilled to meet with U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin at her office in Madison to present her with a 2016 “Champions of the 50+” legislative leadership award for her significant achievements during the 114th Congress that benefit the lives of those age 50-plus and their families. We honored the Senator for improving the lives of family caregivers by sponsoring and securing unanimous passage in the Senate of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, which would …

Come to Financial Freedom event in Brown Deer

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Throughout your life you’ve paved your own path, so why should your retirement be any different? That’s why AARP Wisconsin is inviting you to an evening designed to share what people in the know are doing today to ensure their financial security for tomorrow. Lee Baker, a nationally recognized leader and Certified Financial Planner professional, will offer practical information, tools and resources on savvy financial planning during this free Financial Freedom event. Lee is frequently featured in various publications including Black Enterprise …

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 …