AARP Wisconsin

Jessica Prell

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Jessica is a Senior Program Specialist at AARP Wisconsin.

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2013-14 Wisconsin Legislative Wrap Up

2013-14 Wisconsin Legislative Wrap Up

Posted on 04/23/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

AARP Wisconsin was out in full force during the past legislative session which wrapped up in April. Our volunteer advocates were active over the past 18 months, testifying at Joint Finance Committee hearings, speaking at press conferences, visiting legislators and distributing information on issues important to the 50+.   While we didn’t win on all our issues, we had significant victories along the way and will continue to advocate for these important state issues during the fall election and into the …

AARP Applauds Plan to Expand Family Care

AARP Applauds Plan to Expand Family Care

Posted on 04/21/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

AARP Wisconsin today applauds Governor Scott Walker’s announcement that Family Care will be expanded into seven northeastern Wisconsin counties that have previously indicated they are ready to take on the long-term care program as soon as possible. “By any measure, this is a win-win for taxpayers and citizens of northeast Wisconsin,” said Helen Marks Dicks, state issues advocacy director for AARP WI. “Family Care is all about giving seniors independence and choices about the services and supports available to meet …

AARP WI Andrus Award for Community Service

AARP WI Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

AARP Wisconsin is seeking nominations for its 2014 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors those individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives in their communities. “Volunteerism is clearly a new way of looking at retirement for older Americans. Many are finding that they want to remain active and involved and that volunteerism fulfills this need and the desire to help others,” said Sam Wilson, AARP Wisconsin State Director. “Through this recognition, …

Open Enrollment Deadline is Here

Open Enrollment Deadline is Here

Posted on 03/31/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

The deadline for open enrollment in the new health insurance marketplace is TODAY, March 31st.   However, the deadline has been extended for those consumers who were “in line” but who haven’t been able to complete enrollment.  The U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services said, “Just like Election Day, if you are in line when the polls close, you get to vote.  We won’t close the door on those who tried to get covered and were unable to do so …

Join Us in Helping Make Life Better for All

Join Us in Helping Make Life Better for All

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

AARP Wisconsin knows how hard you work and play, and how much you value your time and money! That’s why we fight on real issues that matter to your and your family and work towards making life better for all.   We do this by leading positive social change, helping people in their own communities, and delivering value to our 820,000-plus members through information, advocacy, and service. Here are some of the ways you can join our efforts. To learn more, …

Bill Helps Wisconsinites Fund Their Future

Bill Helps Wisconsinites Fund Their Future

Posted on 03/10/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Throughout his entire working life, Jim Lamont of Milton has tried to play by the rules so that he and his wife Wilma could enjoy their retirement without worrying whether they’d be able to make ends meet. Jim worked for one of Wisconsin’s better known employers for much of his career and was self-employed at other times. He saved for retirement and even participated in a 401(k) plan when one was available to him. But for Jim and many others …