Get Free Tax Help Starting Feb. 1

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

Money & Work | Wisconsin 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

About AARP | Wisconsin 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 …

Fighting for the 50+ in 2015-17 State Budget

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

Advocacy | Wisconsin Supporting Wisconsin’s family caregivers and assuring that all Wisconsinites have the framework to build a solid financial plan for their retirement are two of AARP Wisconsin’s state legislative priorities as the governor and legislature begin work on the 2015-17 state budget.  Here are some solutions to these and other issues that we’ll be fighting for on your behalf during the upcoming state budget cycle. We will be testifying on these issues during the Joint Finance Committee’s state budget public hearings …

Join Us in Helping Make Life Better for All

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

Volunteering | Wisconsin 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

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Wisconsin 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 …

Dementia Awareness ‘Takes a Village’

Posted on 01/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources By David Lewellen When Julie Anderl was diagnosed with dementia in her early 50s, her mother, Janet Rubenzer-Pike, faced a crisis that few parents expect. “Who thinks their child is going to have dementia?” she asked. “It was such a shock.” But, Rubenzer-Pike said, “It takes a village”—and their town of Chippewa Falls has become a leader in raising awareness of dementia among businesses. Anderl, 55, had been a well-known attorney in the town of almost 14,000, especially at 4:30 …