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Jessica Prell


Jessica is a Senior Program Specialist at AARP Wisconsin.

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Make the Most of Your 401K

Posted on 07/15/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

The guaranteed security of pensions has all but disappeared and you know you can’t count on Social Security alone to have the retirement you want. In today’s economic climate, we are more and more responsible for our own financial security in retirement. 401k plans have become one of the most common retirement savings options. The tax deferral, plan portability, potential employer matching contributions, and self-direction of investments make them a popular choice. Because you choose where you will be investing …

Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour is coming to Wisconsin

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Tour provides health tests, assessments, education and consulting services for FREE! The Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour with AARP rolls in to Southeast Wisconsin this summer as part of a nationwide tour to provide free prevention and early detection health services to underserved communities. The three free health tests, valued at over $100, measure 10 key indicators that include total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age and …

Social Security, Work & Retirement Webinars

Posted on 06/26/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Does summer have you dreaming of retirement? Maybe you’re interested in starting your own business? Whatever your situation, we’ve got a webinar for that! It’s free and easy to participate, so there’s no excuse not to join us. Even if you can’t make awebinar on the scheduled day, register anyway. We’ll send you a link so you can listen later at your convenience.  Here’s what coming up: 10 Steps to Get to the Retirement You Want Thursday, July 24, 2014, …

WI Gets High Marks For Long-Term Care

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

A just-released study ranks Wisconsin 8th among all states when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of residents. While that’s impressive, we all know that much more must be done to improve services in the Badger state and across the country.  The  Scorecard ranks each state overall and within 26 performance indicators along 5 key dimensions: affordability and access; choice of setting and provider; quality of life and quality of care; support for family caregivers; and, effective transitions. …

Catch a Ball Game With Us at Miller Park!

Posted on 05/16/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Hey baseball fans! Here’s a great opportunity to meet up with AARP staff, volunteers and members at the ballpark this summer. The Kids & Senior Days discount (save up to 50%) is available to all AARP members and your guests for the June 25, July 10 and August 7 ballgames at Miller Park. While you’re there, be sure to stop by our table in the concourse to hear what AARP is doing across Wisconsin, get your AARP gift and tell …

Stamp Out Hunger in Wisconsin on May 10!

Posted on 05/8/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Each day too many of Wisconsin’s older adults are threatened by hunger. Nearly one-third of Wisconsinites age 65+ rely on Social Security as their only source of income. This means every extra expense can have a ripple effect, forcing older adults to have to choose between paying the bills or eating their next meal. Now more than ever we must seek out opportunities to help our friends and neighbors - no matter their age – keep food on the table.  That’s why on Saturday, May …