— AARP members and their guests are invited to a free screening of the film “The Lovers” at the Marcus South Shore Cinema located at 7261 South 13th Street in Oak Creek Milwaukee on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Seating is limited, RSVPs are required. Mary (Debra Winger) and Michael (Tracy Letts) are a married couple. They live together, but are both having long-standing extramarital affairs—she with Robert (Aidan Gillen) and he with Lucy (Melora Walters). Their lovers have both emphatically demanded they break …

— AARP Wisconsin conveyed a message to legislators at budget hearings this spring: The state could save money and help more older people live at home by investing moderate amounts in services for the aging and support for family caregivers. The idea is to reduce reliance on more expensive programs, such as Medicaid-funded nursing home care. AARP Wisconsin calls the potential savings the Silver Dividend. Far from being a liability, the state’s older population can benefit society—if lawmakers use the tax …

— 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 …

— By David Lewellen When Julie Anderl was diagnosed with dementia in her early 50s, her mother, Janet Rubenzer-Pike, faced a crisis that few parents expect. “Who thinks their child is going to have dementia?” she asked. “It was such a shock.” But, Rubenzer-Pike said, “It takes a village”—and their town of Chippewa Falls has become a leader in raising awareness of dementia among businesses. Anderl, 55, had been a well-known attorney in the town of almost 14,000, especially at 4:30 …

— By Jean C. Setzfand The start of a new year is a great time to get your finances in order. You may want to review your 401(k) statement to see if you’re on track with your investments and contributions, think through ways to spend down credit card debt or even figure out how to finance a short term goal, like buying a car. A lot of people go the “do it yourself” route when it comes to financial planning. There …

— Honoring the sacrifices our military men and women made to keep our country free should extend far beyond the few hours we spend each year on salutes, tributes and speeches on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. There are so many more ways to say thanks. Just ask Richard Crary of Beloit, who still has a lump in his throat as he recalls his trip to Washington D.C. last May. Richard took part in VetsRoll, which provides free four-day charter coach transportation, …

— In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, AARP appreciates all the sacrifices veterans have made for this county and we want to be sure they are aware of the benefits they have earned. On Monday, September 15, 2014, please join the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office and the Milwaukee County Department on Aging for an opportunity to learn more about benefits available to veterans and their surviving spouses. Connecting Aging Veterans to their Benefits Fair Monday, September …

— Wisconsin voters DO NOT need to show a photo ID to receive a ballot in the August Primary on August 12. There is some confusion about voting in the August primary since the Wisconsin Supreme court recently ruled that the Wisconsin voter ID law was constitutional under State Constitution. Meanwhile, a federal court has ruled that Wisconsin’s voter ID requirement violates both the US Constitution and the Voting Rights Act. So, pending appeals to higher courts, voter ID is currently not …

— The popular Wisconsin Do Not Call Registry for landline and cell phones helps reduce and deter fraud. Here’s what you need to know about new changes starting Aug. 1, 2014. Registration will be active the next day. In the past, numbers were not added to the list until the next quarter. Registration will be permanent. This means Wisconsin residents no longer have to renew their Do Not Call registrations every 2 years. Sign up once, and you’re on the list …

— Just a reminder that open enrollment for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace ends on Monday, March 31.  If you don’t have health coverage, you can sign up through the end of this month and avoid a penalty. Plus, financial help paying for premiums and co-pays may be available to you.  Check out AARP’s web tool to learn more about the health care law and where you can go for help. After March 31 you can get new private …