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Jessica Prell

Biography:

Jessica is a Senior Program Specialist at AARP Wisconsin.

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Money Matters Conference in Milwaukee

Posted on 04/11/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jprell/" title="Posts by Jessica Prell" rel="author">Jessica Prell</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

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

Posted on 03/3/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jprell/" title="Posts by Jessica Prell" rel="author">Jessica Prell</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

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 …

Upcoming Events in the Milwaukee Area

Posted on 02/3/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jprell/" title="Posts by Jessica Prell" rel="author">Jessica Prell</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

Great things are happening in the Milwaukee area. AARP is proud to be part of it. Join us! Need Help Preparing Your Taxes? AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers will soon begin helping people file their tax returns at no charge. With over 100 Tax-Aide locations statewide, find one near you.       Let’s Talk About Financial Security Join us in Greenfield on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2016 to share your thoughts and learn about resources and tools that can help you plan …

WI Moves Dementia Legislation

Posted on 01/29/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jprell/" title="Posts by Jessica Prell" rel="author">Jessica Prell</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

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

Posted on 01/28/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jprell/" title="Posts by Jessica Prell" rel="author">Jessica Prell</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

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

Posted on 01/24/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jprell/" title="Posts by Jessica Prell" rel="author">Jessica Prell</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

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

Posted on 01/5/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jprell/" title="Posts by Jessica Prell" rel="author">Jessica Prell</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

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

Posted on 12/22/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jprell/" title="Posts by Jessica Prell" rel="author">Jessica Prell</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

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 …

WI Legislative Volunteers

Posted on 12/22/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jprell/" title="Posts by Jessica Prell" rel="author">Jessica Prell</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

Wisconsinites: Become a legislative volunteer. Help us fight for you! AARP is seeking individuals to serve as legislative volunteers who will build relationships with their legislators and who will support AARP’s issues including: Retirement security Health care access and affordability Caregiving and home supports for older individuals Other issues of importance to Wisconsinites Social Security and Medicare   AARP Legislative Volunteers: Advocate for AARP positions on legislative and policy issues impacting 50+ Wisconsinites. Enjoy interacting and influencing others to solve …

No Annual Increase For Social Security Recipients

Posted on 10/22/2015 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/jprell/" title="Posts by Jessica Prell" rel="author">Jessica Prell</a> | AARP Wisconsin |

By Tim Morrissey, Public News Service (WI) MADISON,  Wis. – Every year Social Security recipients have their monthly benefit amount adjusted based on the cost of living. For the past several years, recipients have seen a slight increase in their check, but this year there will be no cost of living adjustment. In addition, about one-third of Medicare beneficiaries will face another hit because of increased premiums, according to Lisa Lamkins of AARP Wisconsin. “They won’t see an increase in …