Help us get Medicaid expansion in state budget

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-05-07T11:35:59-04:00">May 7, 2019</time> by AARP Wisconsin

As advocates for all Wisconsinites as we age, we prefer to look at the Joint Finance Committee’s decision to remove Medicaid expansion from the proposed 2019-21 budget as simply the first mile of a marathon. The race has started, but it’s far, far from over. Over the next several weeks we will engage with our members, state lawmakers, the media and all Wisconsinites to drive home our contention that accepting Medicaid expansion funds is the right thing for Wisconsin. This …

Nominate An Inspiring Volunteer

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-29T13:00:00-04:00">April 29, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-29T14:40:24-04:00">April 29, 2019</time> by AARP Wisconsin

AARP Wisconsin is seeking nominations for its 2019 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors those individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives in their communities. “Volunteerism is clearly a new way of looking at retirement for older Americans. Many are finding that they want to remain active and involved and that volunteerism fulfills this need and the desire to help others,” said Sam Wilson, AARP Wisconsin State Director. “Through this recognition, …

Join Us at Any of Four State Budget Hearings

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-04-01T14:19:49-04:00">April 1, 2019</time> by AARP Wisconsin

We are inviting all AARP members and anyone else from the general public to join us at any or all of the state’s four state budget hearings this month in Janesville, Oak Creek, River Falls and Green Bay. At each of these hearings we will have an AARP Wisconsin volunteer advocate testify on a specific issue that we would like to see addressed in the state’s 2019-2021 state budget. As part of this effort, we will have dozens of volunteers …

Help On the Way For Family Caregivers?

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-02-14T16:12:12-04:00">February 14, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-18T16:43:34-04:00">February 18, 2019</time> by AARP Wisconsin

We often refer to family caregivers as Wisconsin’s unsung heroes, flying under the radar for little or no money while providing vital care that allows their loved ones to continue living in their homes and communities as long as possible. In fact, did you know that Wisconsin’s 578,000-plus family caregivers provide about 538 million hours of care to their parents, spouses, partners, and others every year? In addition, they spend an average of $7,000 per year on out-of-pocket costs related …

Making Your Community More Livable

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-09-14T17:29:34-04:00">September 14, 2018</time> by AARP Wisconsin

Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or income, we can all agree that improvements to our communities benefit everyone. And we all want the same things: safe, accessible and affordable places to live for you and your family, access to the shops, businesses and community services that you interact with every day, and to live near friends, family and people you can rely on. People and families are better off when communities prepare for the fact that people are living longer …

Engage with AARP at “Fools” in La Crosse Oct. 18

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-09-06T15:34:30-04:00">September 6, 2018</time> by AARP Wisconsin

AARP members and their guests are invited to enjoy specially discounted tickets for the Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. performance of the La Crosse Community Theater production of Fools at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front St S., La Crosse. AARP Wisconsin is passionate about helping people 50-plus connect with new and Real Possibilities to live life to the fullest. Join AARP at the La Crosse Community Theater performance of Fools: a comedy by Neil Simon. In …

Register For Free “Home Fit” Workshops

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-09-05T04:30:00-04:00">September 5, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-05T17:35:31-04:00">September 5, 2018</time> by AARP Wisconsin

AARP Wisconsin is hosting two free Home Fit workshops in Milwaukee and West Allis this October. The workshops are designed to help you ensure your home is safe and accessible. AARP Home Fit Workshops educate participants about the types of home modifications that can help you age-in-place and go about your daily activities while staying comfortable, independent and injury-free. Join us to learn strategies to make your home more accessible and the suggested products available to make these changes and more! Be …

Join us at SOMETHING ROTTEN! in Milwaukee

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-27T14:53:55-04:00">August 27, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-13T14:24:30-04:00">September 13, 2018</time> by AARP Wisconsin

Connect with AARP Wisconsin staff, volunteers and other members and receive a special price for the Opening Night performances of SOMETHING ROTTEN! on Tuesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. both nights at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Thursday will feature a cast Q&A just for our AARP members and their guests. This will take place immediately following the performance in the front rows of Uihlein Hall. SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” …

Join AARP for SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Overture

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-08-10T16:10:32-04:00">August 10, 2018</time> by AARP Wisconsin

Connect with AARP Wisconsin staff, volunteers and other members for special discounted performances of SOMETHING ROTTEN! on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., or Sunday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. at The Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St., Madison. SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit …

Free Coffee Friday in Greenfield Sept. 21

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-06T11:13:00-04:00">August 6, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-09-06T10:02:45-04:00">September 6, 2018</time> by AARP Wisconsin

Home is where the heart is, and well-designed, livable communities promote health, sustain growth, and make for happier, healthier residents of every age, in all life stages. AARP Wisconsin is working to raise awareness in the greater Milwaukee area about the need for age-friendly, livable communities. You can connect with AARP at one of our Free Coffee Fridays to share your thoughts on building a more livable greater Milwaukee. You’ll receive a free coffee, a re-usable coffee sleeve and learn about …