Join us in Kenosha Sept.16-17

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy | Events AARP is coming to Kenosha September 16-17 in new and exciting ways! Stop by our booth at a local fair for valuable resources, join us for our happy hour and bar trivia games and don’t miss your chance to be part of our audience during a live radio show. Details are below. We hope you can join us! Beyond Your Benefits: Connecting Retirees to Community Resources Fair Come check our booth at this interactive fair and see what great resources …

Make Financial Advisors Accountable for Advice

Posted on 08/28/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy In today’s world it’s hard enough to save for retirement and plan for your future. Many retirement savings plans often involve a multitude of complex decisions, which is why we often use and trust investment professionals for guidance. Many of them give great advice, but unfortunately some do not. Advisors can recommend investments that are “suitable” for you even if it’s not necessarily the “best” for you. They can advise you to invest in the product that gives them the …

Raise Your Voice Before They Raise Your Rates

Posted on 08/26/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy Just turning on the lights could be much more expensive if some utility companies in Wisconsin have their way. Northern States Power Company (commonly referred to as Xcel) wants to more than double the fixed electrical charge on your utility bill each month and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS) is asking to increase it by over 30%. This is the fee you pay before using any electricity at all. Many people lower their bills each month by turning off lights …

WI Caregivers Provide $7 Billion in Unpaid Care

Posted on 08/16/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy The real heroes across Wisconsin are not making headlines for athletic achievements or political accomplishments. They’re family members who work behind the scenes to provide uncompensated in-home care for loved ones. The goal of these caregivers is to allow family members to remain living independently and with dignity in their own homes as long as possible. All of our AARP studies show people prefer this type of care over moving into a nursing home or other high-cost institution. But this work …

3 Things to Talk to Your Member of Congress About

Posted on 08/13/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Advocacy Our Members of Congress are now back in Wisconsin for a month-long district work period. This time back home gives them an opportunity to work in their district and hear directly from their constituents. Throughout August, AARP Wisconsin staff and volunteers will be talking with our Members of Congress while they are back in the state and stressing the importance of these three key issues that affect the health and well-being of the 50-plus population in Wisconsin. 1)    Tell Congress …

Upcoming Events in the Milwaukee Area

Posted on 08/8/2015 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 select games including August 17, August 19 and September 2, 2015. Click here for more information.      Get Fit, Have Fun at Wisconsin Senior …