On Tap in Kenosha

— We get it. Talking about financial security for the future can be dull. So we’ve got an idea. Instead of the same old chats about what you should do to prepare yourself for retirement, let’s have some fun in the process. Find out how much you, your friends and your fellow AARP members know about Social Security, saving for retirement, and even some local Janesville area history during our bar trivia games. Enjoy delicious appetizers and a free drink, as well …

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— We are pleased that the State of Wisconsin withdrew its proposal by the Department of Health Services’ (DHS) to overhaul Family Care – the popular and cost-effective Wisconsin program that gives frail elderly and people with disabilities the opportunity to receive long-term care services in their homes and communities rather than in costly institutions. Family Care, which is available in 64 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, closely tailors long-term care services to the needs of the individual, saving tens of thousands …

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— If you’re a 50+ job seeker, what’s the first thing you should do? Don’t miss our interactive webinar “Target, Conquer & Focus: Getting Back to Work” Tuesday, June 14th at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT!  Holly Brack — National Program Coordinator at AARP Foundation with over 20 years of experience teaching job search skills — will help you learn how to target your job search, conquer the job application, focus on yourself and stay strong. She’ll be joined by Back to …

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— AARP members and their guests are invited to a free screening of the film “Hello, My Name is Doris” at the Fox Bay Cinema Grill, 334 East Silver Spring Dr., Milwaukee on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Seating is limited. After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help seminar that inspires her to take a chance on love in Hello, My …

Sonja Akright, left, and Mary Eslick, have their employer’s support in caring for relatives with dementia. Photo by TK

— By Joanne Cleaver Every morning, when Mary Eslick arrives at her job as a payroll manager for Primex Inc., in Lake Geneva, she dreads getting “the call.” The call will come from her mother. It will involve a crisis with her father, 85, whose Alzheimer’s disease is progressing rapidly. All he wants to do is putter in his beloved garage machine shop. He sometimes forgets to eat or address his personal care and doesn’t want to cooperate when it comes …

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— Hey golf fans! Want to see some of the best golfers in the world compete in Madison while learning more about all that AARP has to offer you right here in Wisconsin? Click here to buy tickets to The American Family Insurance Championship, which will be held June 24-26 at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison. When you visit the website, click “get tickets” in the upper right corner, then scroll down to “AARP Champion General Admission” to buy your …

Ball and Bat

— 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 remaining dates:. Wednesday, June 1, 12:40 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. …

Wisconsin Senior Olympics

— Are you age 50 or older and still have a great passion for athletics and competition? Why not test your skills against your peers in one or more of many events offered by the Wisconsin Senior Olympics. Registration is now open for the next round of Games, which will be held Aug. 13-Sept. 11, 2016. When you register, AARP members and their guests can use the coupon code GetFit to receive $5 off the registration fee. Search the Wisconsin Senior …

— Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care. Join SingFit Co-Founder Andy Tubman, a music therapist who is an expert on music and the brain, for a free interactive webinar presented by AARP titled, “Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers.” …

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— Every year AARP Wisconsin recognizes one outstanding volunteer in our state with The Andrus Award for Community Service. The award honors volunteers who spark change and improve their communities one act at a time. The award honors the spirit of AARP’s founder, Ethel Percy Andrus, who started AARP when she found a retired educator in need. The Wisconsin recipient in 2015 was 81-year-old David Hoffman (pictured here), who not only has run a marathon in every state and on every continent, but committed …