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Jessica Prell


Jessica is a Senior Program Specialist at AARP Wisconsin.

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I Heart Caregivers in Wisconsin

Posted on 11/18/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Across Wisconsin, more than 766,000 unsung heroes care for parents, spouses, aunts, uncles, friends, and other loved ones – helping them stay at home, with dignity, as they age. This silent army helps with bathing and dressing, transportation, meal preparation, and even complicated medical tasks like wound care and medication management. They are family caregivers. AARP recently launched a new initiative called I Heart Caregivers to recognize and honor family caregivers who give their hearts each and every day; to share their …

Here’s How to Support Vets all Year Long

Posted on 11/11/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Honoring the sacrifices our military men and women made to keep our country free should extend far beyond the few hours we spend each year on salutes, tributes and speeches on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. There are so many more ways to say thanks. Just ask Richard Crary of Beloit, who still has a lump in his throat as he recalls his trip to Washington D.C. last May. Richard took part in VetsRoll, which provides free four-day charter coach transportation, …

Stay One Step Ahead of the Scammers

Posted on 10/29/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

How was “Kenneth” able to scam 117 Kenosha area residents out of more than $6 million before he was finally nabbed by the FBI and sentenced to 10 years in prison? Simple. He convinced his victims to trust him. As an elder in his local church, Kenneth claimed to have a business called Homestead Investments. He got friends, family members and parishioners to invest in this company, promising them a 15% return. He told them their money would be used …

Help Prepare Taxes for Those in Need

Posted on 10/20/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. And they need your help! Thousands of low- to moderate- income Wisconsinites, especially those 60 and older, need help preparing their taxes. Volunteer for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and make sure they get all the deductions and credits they deserve. You’ll be helping people in your own community with a much-needed service that’s free, individualized and has no strings attached. Not good with numbers? No problem! There’s a volunteer …

Make the Most of Medicare Open Enrollment

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Medicare open enrollment, which begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, is the one time each year when you can make changes to get the health and drug coverage that fit you best. Your needs and Medicare plan benefits can change over time, so use the open enrollment period to compare your options and if necessary, switch to another Medicare plan that fits you better. You can compare the plans available in your area, and enroll in a new …

8 Things to Know About Voting in Wisconsin

Posted on 10/12/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Election Day is almost here. Here are eight things to know about voting in Wisconsin. Click the links below to learn more about each topic and be sure to vote and make your voice heard!   Photo ID is NOT Required – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that photo ID will NOT be required for the Nov. 4 election. Due to several rulings by lower courts over the past couple of months, the status of this law has changed several times.   MyVote Wisconsin – On the …