Energy Rate Hike Plan Harmful to Seniors

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy | Wisconsin 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 09/3/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Volunteering | Wisconsin 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 …

Make Your Own Emergency Disaster Kit

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Wisconsin Disasters disrupt thousands of lives every year and have lasting effects both to people and property. When disaster strikes, relief organizations will try to help but may not be able to reach you immediately, so we need to be ready ourselves.  September is National Disaster Preparedness Month and it’s our opportunity to get disaster prepared.    This month we hope you will set time aside to create an emergency communications plan to establish how you find and communicate with loved ones …

Pressing Issues Face Older Voters

Posted on 09/2/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Wisconsin By David Lewellen Wisconsin will see a sharply contested race for governor this fall and will also choose 17 state senators, all 99 state representatives and eight members of the U.S. House. But before voters go to the polls, AARP Wisconsin will be spreading the word to voters and candidates alike about issues facing older residents. Major concerns Key state issues for Wisconsin’s 50-plus population this fall include: Family Care, a state program that helps older people and those with …

Questions to Ask Candidates

Posted on 08/29/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy | Wisconsin 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 …

Connecting Veterans to their Benefits in Milwaukee

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

Events | Local Resources | Wisconsin 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 …