Status of Critical State Budget Issues

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy Our red-shirted AARP Wisconsin volunteer advocates made a huge impact at all four of the Joint Finance Committee’s state budget hearings across state last month. Our team was front and center, two rows deep, and among the first to testify at all four hearings. Our constant drumbeat of AARP member and volunteer emails, calls and visits with legislators since those hearings could result in changes to the governor’s proposed state budget that we’ve been calling for all along. We are …

AARP Wisconsin Volunteers Make It Happen

Posted on 04/10/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Volunteering I recently had the opportunity to share our 2014 AARP Wisconsin Annual Report with another organization’s leadership who were unfamiliar with the full depth and breadth of AARP’s work in the state. As they paged through all the accomplishments of the last year, they matter-of-factly asked the question of how many staff we had in the state office to accomplish so many impressive things for the 50-plus population in Wisconsin. When I said seven, they said, “Excuse me. You said …

Know a Volunteer Who Deserves Recognition?

Posted on 04/10/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Volunteering  AARP Wisconsin is seeking nominations for our 2015 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 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, AARP …

Get Fit, Get Discount with Senior Olympics

Posted on 04/10/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing Dig out those running shoes, pump up those bicycle tires and dust off those tennis racquets. It’s time to get ready for the 2015 Wisconsin Senior Olympics, happening August 21 – September 13. Don’t miss your chance to get fit, have fun and get a $5 discount off the registration fee for this year’s competition. Here’s what you need to know: Anyone who will be age 50 years and older as of Dec. 31, 2015 can participate. You’ll be competing against …

Catch a Ball Game With Us at Miller Park!

Posted on 04/9/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Events Hey baseball fans! Here’s a great opportunity to bring the family and join AARP staff, volunteers and members at the ballpark this summer. AARP members and their guests will receive a discounted ticket at 50% off the single game rate in the Field Outfield Box, Loge Outfield Box and Terrace Reserved seat locations priced at the time of purchase on these select dates: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, …

Upcoming Events in the Milwaukee Area

Posted on 04/9/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Community | Events | Local Resources Great things are happening in the Milwaukee area. AARP is proud to be part of it. Join us! ______________________________________________________________________________________ Connect with AARP at Local Resource Fairs Stop by our AARP Wisconsin table to hear what AARP is doing in your community and show us your AARP membership card to receive a free gift.  Wednesday, May 6 10:00 a.m. to Noon Luther Manor Health & Wellness Fair – 4545 N 92 Street, Wauwatosa Thursday, May 7 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 50+ …