AARP WI Andrus Award for Community Service

AARP WI Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Volunteering | Wisconsin AARP Wisconsin is seeking nominations for its 2014 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors those individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives in their communities. “Volunteerism is clearly a new way of looking at retirement for older Americans. Many are finding that they want to remain active and involved and that volunteerism fulfills this need and the desire to help others,” said Sam Wilson, AARP Wisconsin State Director. “Through this recognition, …

Participate in Money Smart Week April 5-12

Participate in Money Smart Week April 5-12

Posted on 04/7/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Wisconsin  The quality of our lives now and in retirement depends on making the best use of our resources, yet few actively seek out financial information. AARP is working hard to ensure that individuals have the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions and manage their financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being. That’s why we encourage you to participate in Money Smart Week April 5-12. Money Smart Week® is seven days of presentations by community groups, non-profits, financial …

Our Volunteers Are the Engine That Drives Us

Our Volunteers Are the Engine That Drives Us

Posted on 04/5/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Wisconsin According to recent AARP research, roughly 63 million Americans volunteer with an organization in their community every year. That is an astounding number of individuals who give freely of their time, energy, and passion to help individuals in need and strengthen our communities. This year, we join others in celebrating National Volunteer Week (April 6-12) as a way to recognize the spirit of volunteerism wherever it may be embodied and the positive impact volunteers have made in our communities, our …

Wisconsinites on Medicare Saved Big on Drugs

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Wisconsin The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Wisconsin residents on Medicare saved $174.3 million on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – or an average discount per beneficiary of $890.  Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the ACA and its provision closing the “donut hole” – the gap in Medicare Part D …

Want to Start or Grow a New Biz After 50?

Want to Start or Grow a New Biz After 50?

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Wisconsin Are you over age 50 and ready for a new life challenge? Have you always wanted to start your own business in this phase of your life, but have never known where to begin? We can help. AARP Wisconsin and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold Encore Entrepreneur mentoring events April 8-9 in Appleton and Sheboygan Falls.  These  events, which are free and open to AARP members and non-members, are designed to provide counseling, mentoring …

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Wisconsin By Nicole Duritz If you’re like me, one of the more uncomfortable parts about seeing a doctor is putting on the paper gown. Does the opening go in the front or the back? Can I get it on before the door opens? Why is the office always so cold? Sometimes I feel just as exposed when I don’t understand certain terms in the pages of paperwork my insurance provider sends me after a routine appointment. For many people, the language …