— Distracted Driving 101: It May Save Your Life Making a call on your phone. Changing the radio station. Turning to talk to kids in the back seat. These are minor tasks, but distracted driving can lead to the same devastating results as driving under the influence. Are your habits—or those of your loved one—putting you at risk? Now you can do something about it. Register now for the AARP webinar, Distracted Driving 101 on April 24, 2017 at 6 p.m. CT, …

— AARP Wisconsin will have a large red-shirted presence at all six state budget hearings across Wisconsin in April, and we welcome you to join and sit with our group of volunteer advocates if there is a hearing in your area that you plan to attend. The Joint Finance Committee has scheduled the hearings to listen to comments from Wisconsinites who want to respond to the proposals included in Governor Walker’s proposed 2017-19 state budget. In this budget cycle we will be …

— Connect with AARP Wisconsin staff, volunteers and other members for a special discounted performance of “Larry Gatlin: Stories and Songs” at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water St., Milwaukee. The discount is for the performance on Friday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Wilson Theatre in Vogel Hall. Over a four-decade career as a solo artist and with The Gatlin Brothers, Larry Gatlin has scored 33 Top 40 hits and won several awards including a …

— Take a virtual tour and learn how to make every room safer. April 12, 2017 6 p.m. CT Are you a family caregiver? If so, don’t miss Home Safe Home, a virtual room-by-room makeover tour on how to make every room in your home safer for loved ones. And stay tuned as caregiving author Sherri Snelling and livable communities expert Karen Kafantaris answer your questions from the studio. What will you learn? Dozens of smart solutions to make any home …

— Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with the ability to motivate and inspire others?  If so, now is the time to apply to join the AARP Wisconsin Executive Council! Our office is now accepting applications for an Executive Council member, one of AARP’s top volunteer positions at the state level. Visionary leaders are needed to help shape our community outreach and advocacy efforts here in Wisconsin. Be a Leader: * Lead more than 150 AARP volunteers in Wisconsin * Represent the …

— Fun new way for Wisconsinites to learn job search skills, family caregiving advice and how to stay safe online. Can you sell yourself to a potential employer in the time it takes to ride an elevator? Take the awkwardness out of the conversation when you’re helping a loved one plan for the future? Keep yourself safe from a hacker or handle the four toughest questions you’ll ever face in an interview? Introducing AARP’s new interactive videos that put you in the …

— Connect with AARP Wisconsin staff, volunteers and other members for a special discounted matinee performance of “Hooray For Hollywood!” at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water St., Milwaukee. The discount is for the performance on Saturday, May 20, at 2 p.m. The musical will be in the Wilson Theatre in Vogel Hall. Step back in time to a golden age when Hollywood movies were filled with hit songs that have become lasting classics. Songs like Moon …

— When the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee holds hearings this spring to discuss the biennial budget proposed by Gov. Scott Walker (R), AARP volunteers will be there to support key issues. One legislative priority for AARP Wisconsin is to expand the state’s Family Care program, which provides long-term care services for people in their own homes. The state office also is pressing for more supports for family caregivers, including those whose loved ones have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. …

— Connect with AARP Wisconsin staff, volunteers and other members for special discounted matinee performances of “CHICAGO – The Musical” at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water St., Milwaukee. Discounted matinee performances are as follows: Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 30 at 1 p.m. CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great – a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and astonishing dancing. CHICAGO has been …

— Home is where the heart is, and well-designed, livable communities promote health, sustain growth, and make for happier, healthier residents of every age, in all life stages. AARP Wisconsin is working to raise awareness in the greater Milwaukee area about the need for age-friendly, livable communities. You can connect with AARP at one of our Free Coffee Fridays to share your thoughts on building a more livable greater Milwaukee. You’ll receive a free coffee, a re-usable coffee sleeve and learn about …