Joanne Cleaver

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With Wisconsin split along partisan lines amid an acrimonious political season, some voters may feel like skipping the upcoming midterm election. But AARP encourages all voters to participate.
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Fraud is up substantially in Wisconsin, as scam artists use new tactics to separate consumers from their cash. The latest twists involve gift-card grifts. Here's how to protect yourself.
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AARP Wisconsin is helping lead a new coalition of government and social service agencies—the Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness. The group will identify root causes of these conditions among older adults and people with disabilities and advocate for solutions.
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Wisconsin family caregivers provide the equivalent of an estimated $7 billion per year in unpaid services. Will the state provide direct aid? Or is a federal tax credit the best option for financial assistance?
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In rural areas, about a third of Wisconsin residents lack reliable internet service. Affordable high-speed internet is top of AARP Wisconsin's advocacy agenda.
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AARP Wisconsin is fostering a feeling of community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, using technology to host virtual events that help people stay connected safely from a distance.
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AARP Wisconsin volunteer advocates are still making their voices heard during the pandemic by reaching out to lawmakers the old-fashioned way, through calls, letters and emails.
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The Small Dollar, Big Impact program will continue to make one $1,000 grant monthly to spur grassroots projects around Wisconsin.
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AARP Wisconsin is supporting two pieces of legislation that would help the state's 580,000 family caregivers. One would create a $1,000 nonrefundable income tax credit to help cover certain expenses. The other would require hospitals to communicate key information to family caregivers.
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The Wisconsin Elections Commission is slated to mail out absentee ballot applications in mid-September to all eligible voters who haven’t already requested one. No excuse is needed to vote absentee, but a witness signature is required
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