AARP Wisconsin

Jessica Prell


Jessica is a Senior Program Specialist at AARP Wisconsin.

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Raise Your Voice Before They Raise Your Rates

Posted on 09/26/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Just turning on the lights could be almost twice as expensive if some utility companies in Wisconsin have their way. Madison Gas & Electric (MGE), We Energies, and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPSC), are asking to nearly double the fixed electrical charge on your utility bill each month. This is the fee you pay before using any electricity at all. Many people lower their bills every month by turning off lights and keeping close tabs on their thermostat. But customers …

Questions to Ask Candidates

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

With the primary election now in the rear view mirror, voters across Wisconsin will soon be bombarded with all kinds of promises from candidates seeking your vote on Nov. 4. History tells us that while some of these promises will be kept, many will not. That’s why it’s up to us as voters to look past the sound bites and try to be as informed as possible about where the candidates stand on critical issues before we head to the …

Energy Rate Hike Plan Harmful to Seniors

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Many older Wisconsinites are barely able to make ends meet each month. They dedicate themselves to conserving their home energy usage, trying to keep their bills more affordable and within their budget. But these seniors on fixed incomes could lose this control if a request from three utility companies to dramatically increase their fixed customer charges is approved by the state Public Service Commission (PSC). We can’t let that happen. Fortunately, there’s still time to fight this rate increase before it’s approved by …

Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

We will never forget the terrible tragedy of 9/11, nor will we forget the tremendous out-pouring of caring, compassion, service and hope that followed. This year to celebrate that spirit of giving, AARP Wisconsin is partnering with United Way of Greater Milwaukee to host a volunteer event to help area seniors become disaster prepared. On September 11, 2014, you are invited to join other Milwaukee-area residents and pack a free emergency preparedness kit for your family. Here are details to …

Connecting Veterans to their Benefits in Milwaukee

Posted on 08/26/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, AARP appreciates all the sacrifices veterans have made for this county and we want to be sure they are aware of the benefits they have earned. On Monday, September 15, 2014, please join the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office and the Milwaukee County Department on Aging for an opportunity to learn more about benefits available to veterans and their surviving spouses. Connecting Aging Veterans to their Benefits Fair Monday, September …

AARP WI Hits the Road This Summer, Join Us!

Posted on 08/20/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

We’re hitting the road this summer to share all the ways AARP can be a part of your Real Possibilities here in the Badger State. From free tools and resources for planning your future to learning more about important issues affecting 50+ Wisconsinites, discover all that AARP has to offer you, your family, and your friends. On top of that, each stop has an extra add-on just for showing your AARP card!  We hope to see you there!   RIPON Tuesday, …