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Jessica Prell


Jessica is a Senior Program Specialist at AARP Wisconsin.

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Get Free Tax Help Starting Feb. 1

Posted on 01/15/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

It’s that time of year again and the deadline for filling your tax returns will be here before you know it. Skip the stress with the help of AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax-assistance and preparation program. This free, confidential service is available to low and middle income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those age 60 and older. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use Tax-Aide. …

AARP Wisconsin 2014 Annual Report

Posted on 01/7/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Forward. In Wisconsin, it’s not just a motto, but a call that directs us toward a better future for our citizens and the communities in which we live. At AARP Wisconsin, we embrace this motto and its spirit of possibility and optimism. We invite Wisconsinites age 50+ to explore the many different opportunities that can be found at AARP. Perhaps it’s connecting with friends and family at the ballpark or sharing a laugh at our happy hour trivia nights. It …

Join Us in Helping Make Life Better for All

Posted on 01/6/2015 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 …

A Cold Day Doesn’t Have To Mean No Play

Posted on 01/6/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

It might not be the “snow days” we remember as kids, but the frigid temps outside are definitely deserving of a “cold day”. Here are some fun ideas to help you keep busy while staying inside where it’s nice and warm. Bake a batch of cookies. Better yet, only bake a few and stash the extra dough in the freezer for a warm treat later. Read a book. Cozy up with a blanket or take a bubble bath and pull out the …

Tis the Season for Holiday Scams

Posted on 12/18/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

By Tim Morrissey, Public News Service – WI The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, and not just for shoppers. Scammers also use people’s generosity to find ways to take advantage of them, says Lisa Lamkins, federal issues advocacy director for AARP Wisconsin. AARP has launched a new website to help keep consumers one step ahead of the con artists. Lamkins says shoppers will spend more than $600 billion on gifts this year, and the …

Use Caution When Making Donations

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

The holiday season is upon us, a time when many Wisconsinites open their hearts and wallets by giving to charitable causes. But before you make that donation, it’s important to do your homework. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) offer up these tips: Before donating, check to see if the charity is registered with DFI. Ask a solicitor to explain the purpose of the organization, what services are provided, …