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 …

Upcoming Events in the Milwaukee Area

Posted on 05/6/2015 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! ______________________________________________________________________________________ Connect with AARP at Local Resource Fairs Stop by our AARP Wisconsin table to hear what AARP is doing in your community and show us your AARP membership card to receive a free gift.  Wednesday, June 10 Seniorfest Hours: 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. (Exhibitor hours: 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.) Seniorfest 2015, Italian Conference Center – 631 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee ______________________________________________________________________________________ Catch a Ball Game with Us at …

Catch a Ball Game With Us at Miller Park!

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Events 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 select dates: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, …