AARP Wisconsin

Jessica Prell


Jessica is a Senior Program Specialist at AARP Wisconsin.

Subscribe to this topic via: RSS

No Annual Increase For Social Security Recipients

Posted on 10/22/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

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 …

Make the Most of Medicare Open Enrollment

Posted on 10/12/2015 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 …

Obey, Petri Civic Participation Series

Posted on 10/9/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

AARP Wisconsin is pleased to co-sponsor the Civic Participation Lecture Series to offer AARP members, students and the general public a unique opportunity to hear directly from two long-time congressional leaders. Former Congressmen Tom Petri and Dave Obey will be going on the road October 26-29 to speak to groups and classes in eastern Wisconsin in a Civic Participation Lecture Series. Topics to be discussed include: An insider perspective on how Congress works The role of committees in Congress, and its …

Upcoming Events in the Milwaukee Area

Posted on 10/6/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Great things are happening in the Milwaukee area. AARP is proud to be part of it. Join us! Milwaukee Financial Planning Day The FPA of Southern Wisconsin and the City of Milwaukee invite you to the Milwaukee Financial Planning day on Saturday, October 24. Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, private consultation with a highly qualified Certified Financial Planner professional. There will also workshops on a variety of financial topics throughout the day. Stay as little or as long as …

Join Us in Helping Make Life Better for All

Posted on 10/4/2015 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 …

Don’t Cut the Cord on Landlines

Posted on 09/29/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Telephone service is a basic necessity, particularly for older adults who are more likely than any other age group to rely on landline service to connect with family and friends, for medical monitoring, home security and in case of an emergency. This is especially important in 11 of Wisconsin’s counties where wireless service is unreliable or nonexistent. Even where cell service is available, it does not offer all the health and safety protections of a landline. We support “Provider of …