— By David Lewellen On May 5, state Sen. Fred Risser turned 90. Three weeks later, he took a 90-mile bike ride to celebrate—no cameras, no riding companions, just him going at his own pace. Riding one mile for every year has become a tradition for him. “It takes a little longer every year,” he said. Serving in the Wisconsin Legislature has been an even longer ride. Risser was reelected in November, without opposition, to his 14th four-year Senate term. Add …

— 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 …

— By Joanne Cleaver Every morning, when Mary Eslick arrives at her job as a payroll manager for Primex Inc., in Lake Geneva, she dreads getting “the call.” The call will come from her mother. It will involve a crisis with her father, 85, whose Alzheimer’s disease is progressing rapidly. All he wants to do is putter in his beloved garage machine shop. He sometimes forgets to eat or address his personal care and doesn’t want to cooperate when it comes …

— 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 …

— Milwaukee area residents are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA) with a free program and resource fair on Friday, Dec. 4, in Milwaukee. The free event – titled “Get into the Act” – is presented by the Milwaukee County Department on Aging. It will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wilson Park Senior Center, 2601 West Howard Ave and feature an afternoon of education, advocacy and celebration of the OAA, which …

— If you live in or within a short driving distance of five Wisconsin communities – including Tomah, Black River Falls, River Falls, Platteville, or Dodgeville – then we encourage you to stop by and visit us during our traveling “Listening Post Tour” in late July and early August. We’re inviting AARP members and all residents of these communities and the surrounding areas to learn more about our organization and tell us what they would do to make their communities even …

— AARP Wisconsin is headed to Miller Park again this season, where AARP members can get 50 percent off select tickets to five Milwaukee Brewers home games—on May 27, June 23, July 22, Aug. 17 and Sept. 1. AARP staff and volunteers will attend all five games to distribute free information about AARP issues and advocacy. Anyone who drops by the booth can get a fan, and those who show an AARP membership card will receive a gift. To order discount …

— By Julie E. Lee Even though it may feel like second nature, driving is a demanding task that requires your full attention, no matter how experienced you may consider yourself. What you may think is a minor distraction could result in a dangerous collision. Any moment your eyes are off the road or your hands are off the wheel, you put yourself in a dangerous driving situation. Did you know sending a text message takes a driver’s eyes off the …

— By Nicole Duritz Forty two million Americans provide support to older parents, spouses and other loved ones. If you’re caring for a loved one, you may not think of yourself this way, but you are likely a family caregiver. Maybe you took on the role suddenly, or perhaps the responsibility evolved over time. While each family situation is unique, you can learn a lot from those who have been on this path before you. Here’s some advice from AARP and …

— AARP is busy every day in communities across Wisconsin, working to improve the quality of life for people 50 and older and their families. Such efforts include helping drivers stay safe behind the wheel, offering taxpayers free help with preparing and filing their tax forms, and advocacy on a range of issues from easing the burden on family caregivers to keeping utilities affordable. AARP staff coordinate these efforts, along with an army of volunteers. “We could not be an effective …