Upcoming Events in the Milwaukee Area

Posted on 02/3/2016 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Great things are happening in the Milwaukee area. AARP is proud to be part of it. Join us! Need Help Preparing Your Taxes? AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers will soon begin helping people file their tax returns at no charge. With over 100 Tax-Aide locations statewide, find one near you.       Let’s Talk About Financial Security Join us in Greenfield on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2016 to share your thoughts and learn about resources and tools that can help you plan …

WI Moves Dementia Legislation

Posted on 01/29/2016 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Wisconsin’s Legislature is taking on Alzheimer’s and dementia. The State Assembly is scheduled to look at a package of measures that will benefit people with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their families. After six public hearings throughout Wisconsin, the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia created the Wisconsin Cares package, made up of ten bills that will allow the state to better support those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers. One of the bills allocates an additional $1 million to …

Get Free Help Filing Your Taxes

Posted on 01/28/2016 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

It’s that time of year again and the deadline for filling your tax returns will be here before you know it. Skip the stress with the help of AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax-assistance and preparation program. This free, confidential service is available to low and middle income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those age 60 and older. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use Tax-Aide. …

AARP WI Seeks State President

Posted on 01/24/2016 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Are you or someone you know a passionate, strategic thinker with the ability to motivate and inspire others? If so, now is the time to apply! AARP Wisconsin is accepting applications for State President, AARP’s top volunteer position at the state level. A visionary leader is needed to help shape our outreach and advocacy efforts in Wisconsin. Be a Leader:  Lead hundreds of AARP volunteers in Wisconsin Represent the concerns of more than 820,000 AARP members Play a key role in achieving AARP’s vision, mission …

WI Voter ID Information for Older Adults

Posted on 01/11/2016 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Photo ID Required – Wisconsin law now requires voters to present a photo ID before obtaining a ballot. Your photo ID does NOT need to show a current address. Election officials will only be looking at the type of ID presented, the name and photograph on the ID, and the expiration date of the ID. Acceptable forms of Voter ID most likely to be held by older adults are: Wisconsin driver’s license expiring no earlier than 11/4/2014 WI DOT-issued photo …

Free Resource Guide for Family Caregivers

Posted on 01/11/2016 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

AARP is offering a free Caregiving Resource Guide for Wisconsinites helping a parent, spouse or other adult continue to live as independently as possible. The guide can help caregivers find assisted living facilities, hospice services or adult day-care centers. It can help people calculate long-term care costs for themselves or a family member. It links caregivers to programs that can help pay for food, utilities, prescription drugs or health care. And it can help caregivers network with peers who live …