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 …

Medicare is a Promise We Need to Keep

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This has been a busy week for President Donald Trump. He’s been signing executive orders, holding high-level meetings, and tweeting up a storm. All of this makes it clear that our 45th president is eager to deliver quickly on the promises he made during his campaign. At AARP, we’re focusing on one important promise: The pledge he made not to cut Medicare. Older voters were instrumental in electing President Trump and the Republican Congress. Now those voters are counting on …

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

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 …