Our Voices Were Heard – SeniorCare Saved

Posted on 05/22/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy MADISON, WISCONSIN – The nation’s most popular and cost-effective prescription drug savings program for seniors will continue to be offered statewide without changes, thanks to a decision by the state’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) that draws praise from AARP Wisconsin. SeniorCare, which helps about 85,000 Wisconsinites age 65-plus with their prescription drug costs, will not face any of the major changes that Governor Walker had proposed in his 2015-17 state budget. These changes would have resulted in much higher costs for …

Thinking of Starting a New Business After 50?

Posted on 05/19/2015 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. …

Press Your Legislators to Accept Medicaid Expansion

Posted on 05/8/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy Here’s what we can’t figure out. Our state legislators acknowledge they are facing some gigantic holes as they continue to create the next biennial state budget, and they just received word from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) that they won’t be able to fill those holes with new revenue growth, as they had hoped. At the same time, Wisconsin has a unique opportunity to bring in at least an additional $345 million of revenue into the state budget by accepting Medicaid …

What I Learned from White House Aging Forum

Posted on 05/7/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy By Lisa Lamkins, Federal Issues Advocacy Director at AARP Wisconsin Attending the 2015 White House Conference on Aging regional forum in Cleveland on April 27, 2015 was a terrific experience. The national White House Conference on Aging (held every 10 years) will be held in Washington DC later this year. Leading up to the national conference, five regional forums are being held to engage older Americans, their families, caregivers, leaders in the aging field, and others on the key issues affecting …

Discount Tickets for 5 Brewers Games

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Community | Events AARP Wisconsin is headed to Miller Park again this season, where AARP members can get 50 percent off select tickets to five Milwaukee Brewers home games—on May 27, June 23, July 22, Aug. 17 and Sept. 1. AARP staff and volunteers will attend all five games to distribute free information about AARP issues and advocacy. Anyone who drops by the booth can get a fan, and those who show an AARP membership card will receive a gift. To order discount …

Join the AARP Milwaukee Community Outreach Team

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Events | Volunteering Are you looking for that special “something” that allows you to give back to your community? Many AARP members in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin volunteer in AARP programs to improve the lives of their families and neighbors. We invite you to learn more about what volunteers are doing in Milwaukee and to lend your talents, interests and passion as a member the AARP Milwaukee Community Outreach Team. AARP Milwaukee Community Outreach Team members will: Represent AARP at resource tables at …