Money Matters Conference in Milwaukee

Posted on 06/24/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Events | Money & Work After decades of hard work, you want financial independence and security to enjoy your future.  AARP is partnering with local service providers to offer you free, unbiased information so that you can make smart financial decisions. Join us for a dynamic and interactive morning to learn about saving, planning and securing your future. SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Conference Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Italian Conference Center 631 E. Chicago Street Milwaukee, WI 53202 We are …

10 Tips to Reinvent Your Career

Posted on 06/17/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand If you’re making a career change—by choice or out of necessity—you can take steps to help ensure a smooth transition. AARP is here to help with a variety of resources at www.aarp.org/WorkResources. Help includes tips on networking, learning about job openings, researching employers and applying for positions. Here are 10 tips to help you make a successful transition to a new career.  Tip #1: Inventory your skills. Draw four columns on a sheet of paper. In …

Thinking of Starting a New Business After 50?

Posted on 06/9/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Events | Money & Work If you’ve ever thought of starting a new small business or expanding an existing one after age 50, you are not alone. In fact, about 13 percent of current wage and salary workers say they plan to start a new business once they retire, according to a recent AARP survey. But this process can be confusing, frustrating, risky and downright scary. Sometimes just trying to figure out how and where to get started is the biggest part of the battle. …

Help us Clear One Last SeniorCare Hurdle

Posted on 06/8/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy Thanks to incredible support from thousands of people all across the state, SeniorCare – Wisconsin’s popular and cost-efficient prescription drug assistance program – will continue unchanged in the 2015-17 state budget. This huge victory for Wisconsin seniors would never have happened without all the phone calls, emails, legislative visits, public testimony at budget hearings, and other efforts that Wisconsinites like you made over the past couple months to emphasize the critical importance of protecting SeniorCare from a proposed major overhaul. …

Upcoming Events in the Milwaukee Area

Posted on 06/5/2015 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!   Catch a Ball Game With Us at Miller Park Don’t miss this great opportunity to bring the family and get to know AARP staff, volunteers and other members at the ball park this summer. Discounted tickets are available for five select : Click here for more information.     Senior Fest Day at Summerfest Stop by our booth at Summerfest on Wednesday, July …

Medicaid at 50: Innovation, Not Expansion

Posted on 06/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing By David Lewellen Wisconsin’s SeniorCare program saved Laura Frost almost half her total income last year. In 2014, Frost spent $608 on medication and saved $9,317. The program, which covers prescription drugs for those 65 and older, predates the federal Medicare Part D. “I would go broke if I were in a traditional Medicare Part D program,” she said. The 68-year-old Wausau resident, who lost her job in 2007, spent most of her 401(k) on living expenses before she took …