Join Up With AARP at the Movies

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AARP members and their guests are invited to a free screening of the film “Hello, My Name is Doris” at the Fox Bay Cinema Grill, 334 East Silver Spring Dr., Milwaukee on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Seating is limited. After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help seminar that inspires her to take a chance on love in Hello, My …

Catch a Ball Game With Us at Miller Park!

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Hey baseball fans! Here’s a great opportunity to bring the family and join AARP staff, volunteers and members at the ballpark this summer. AARP members and their guests will receive a discounted ticket at 50% off the single game rate in the Field Outfield Box, Loge Outfield Box and Terrace Reserved seat locations priced at the time of purchase on these remaining dates:. Wednesday, June 1, 12:40 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. …

Registration Now Open for Wisconsin Senior Olympics

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Are you age 50 or older and still have a great passion for athletics and competition? Why not test your skills against your peers in one or more of many events offered by the Wisconsin Senior Olympics. Registration is now open for the next round of Games, which will be held Aug. 13-Sept. 11, 2016. When you register, AARP members and their guests can use the coupon code GetFit to receive $5 off the registration fee. Search the Wisconsin Senior …

Money Matters Conference in Milwaukee

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Money matters when it comes to enjoying peace of mind and independence in life!  Yet saving in these tough economic times is hard and being responsible isn’t always enough. An unstable stock market, Washington gridlock and an uncertain economy can make the dream of financial peace of mind seem out of reach. The Money Matters Conference is a morning of free, no-strings-attached financial workshops designed to equip you with practical tools and resources to turn your dreams into real possibilities. …

WI Voter ID Information for Older Adults

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Photo ID Required – Wisconsin law now requires voters to present a photo ID before obtaining a ballot. Your photo ID does not need to show a current address. Election officials will only be looking at the type of ID presented, the name and photograph on the ID, and the expiration date of the ID. Acceptable forms of Voter ID most likely to be held by older adults are: Wisconsin driver’s license expiring no earlier than 11/4/2014 WI DOT-issued photo …

WI Moves Dementia Legislation

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Wisconsin’s Legislature is taking on Alzheimer’s and dementia. The State Assembly is scheduled to look at a package of measures that will benefit people with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their families. After six public hearings throughout Wisconsin, the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia created the Wisconsin Cares package, made up of ten bills that will allow the state to better support those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers. One of the bills allocates an additional $1 million to …

Get Free Help Filing Your Taxes

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It’s that time of year again and the deadline for filling your tax returns will be here before you know it. Skip the stress with the help of AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax-assistance and preparation program. This free, confidential service is available to low and middle income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those age 60 and older. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use Tax-Aide. …

AARP WI Seeks State President

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Are you or someone you know a passionate, strategic thinker with the ability to motivate and inspire others? If so, now is the time to apply! AARP Wisconsin is accepting applications for State President, AARP’s top volunteer position at the state level. A visionary leader is needed to help shape our outreach and advocacy efforts in Wisconsin. Be a Leader:  Lead hundreds of AARP volunteers in Wisconsin Represent the concerns of more than 820,000 AARP members Play a key role in achieving AARP’s vision, mission …

AARP WI 2015 Annual Review

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We’ve all heard the saying “fifty is the new thirty.” At AARP, we are challenging aging myths through a concept we call “disrupt aging.” The simple truth is we’re not becoming younger as we get older, but we are redefining what it means to “act our age.” To disrupt aging, each of us must embrace the journey we have taken in life with all the experiences, explorations, challenges, opportunities, peaks of success, and yes, a few valleys along the way. …

SeniorCare Extended Through 2018

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Huge victory for Wisconsin and AARP members, as the state has received federal approval to reapprove and extend SeniorCare through Dec. 31, 2018. SeniorCare helps about 60,000 Wisconsinites each month by reducing prescription drug costs for low-income state residents over age 65. The decision – made by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – means SeniorCare will continue to operate as it does today for another two years. If you or someone you know is on SeniorCare, you …