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AARP members and their families are invited to learn how AARP Wisconsin is working to improve their lives while walking the links and cheering top golfers age 50-plus at a PGA Tour Champions event. The American Family Insurance Championship will be held June 20-26 at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison. Proceeds will support local charities through the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation. “This is an exciting opportunity for golf fans to see some of the world’s best golfers …

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When it comes to landing a job, you can’t just be a little better than the competition — you have to stand out from the crowd! Our interactive webinar Beat the Competition, Stand Out from the Crowd & Land Your Next Job, will help you learn dynamic ways to write cover letters and resumes that get noticed. Plus, learn how you can make an impression that helps you move from job seeker to employee. Get the details here. [Photo credit: …

Kathy Zook, of Noblesville, enjoys a chat on the porch with her mother, Carolyn Howell. Photo by Zack Dobson.

We know how incredibly difficult it can be to provide care for a loved one. It can be even more difficult caring for those with dementia. But you don’t have to go it alone. The Dementia-Capable Wisconsin initiative was set up to help employers, communities and caregivers across Wisconsin better prepare themselves for their aging populations. For our part, AARP’s goal is to lead people to the tools and resources they need to take care of their loved ones, including …

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Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Don’t miss our interactive webinar that will help you learn how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one. We’ll share practical advice and firsthand experience on how you can balance your physical, mental and emotional health! Register now for details. [Photo credit: i-stock.com/Cathy Yeulet]

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You’re Invited to Our Virtual Viewing Party: Staying Competitive with Work & Jobs! Register and watch our online lessons on your computer or mobile device. As a thank you, everyone who registers will receive a free stainless steel travel mug! Watch the videos – which will teach you how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, YouTube and more to stay competitive in the job market.  You can take a short quiz for a chance to win our grand prize – a $250 …

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Money matters when it comes to enjoying peace of mind and independence in life!  Yet saving in these tough economic times is hard and being responsible isn’t always enough. An unstable stock market, Washington gridlock and an uncertain economy can make the dream of financial peace of mind seem out of reach. The Money Matters Conference is a morning of free, no-strings-attached financial workshops designed to equip you with practical tools and resources to turn your dreams into real possibilities. …

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Meet Donna McDowell, our new AARP Wisconsin State President! Donna, who lives in Madison, truly embodies everything AARP is striving to achieve. She understands the importance of empowering people age 50-plus to prepare themselves for their real possibilities in all phases of their lives. Her experience and expertise, particularly in the field of aging, are unparalleled. She is a recognized leader across the state and nation in this area and has a strong belief in the work AARP is engaged …

AARP volunteers including Gary Sprong (third from left) work—and have fun—at Brewers games. Photo by Jim Flaherty.

By Larry Sussman Grandparents are always looking for ways to have bonding adventures with their grandchildren. Now, through an AARP partnership with the Milwaukee Brewers, you can attend a baseball game with family and friends for half price—a way to add to your memory bank and go easy on your piggy bank. “I think that it’s good to share with our grandchildren who we are and what we like. We need to expand their horizons,” said Gary Sprong, 63, an …

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Being a family caregiver can be overwhelming. Whether you’ve been caring for a loved one for many years or you’re just beginning your journey, our free webinar will teach you five simple steps that will make the process easier. From starting a conversation to forming your team and making a plan, we’ll share practical advice you can use. Plus, we’ll help you learn how to find support and care for yourself. Get more details and learn how you can watch live or …

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Learn to become motivated and empowered to take charge of your financial future in a free class that’s offered through the Milwaukee Recreation Department on several dates in April and May in two Milwaukee locations. The class, titled “AARP Foundation Finances 50+” will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, April 23, April 30 and May 7 at Morse-Marshall High School, 4141 N. 64th St. in Milwaukee. It is also being offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on …