— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Wisconsin for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— The AARP HomeFit program was developed to educate attendees on how to navigate all living spaces independently to allow them to remain in their own homes as they age.  Participants receive information on how to easily evaluate their own home for “livability” should they themselves or one of their family members become unable to use stairs, or must rely on assistive devices. It is designed help individuals plan for independence, choice, and dignity as they age. At the event you …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— Think about your community for a moment. Are there public parks close to your home? Are there well-lighted streets and sidewalks to lead you there? Is public transportation easily accessible to take you to shopping areas or community activities? Do your local schools involve older residents in events and activities? Whether you are 8 or 80, your community should be an inclusive and accessible environment that encourages active and healthy aging – an Age-Friendly Community. We are delighted to welcome …

— 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 La Crosse area about the need for age-friendly, livable communities. You can connect with AARP at one of our Talk to Us Tuesdays to share your thoughts on building a more livable La Crosse. You’ll receive a free coffee and learn about all …

— 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 …

— By Joanne Cleaver As a lifelong educator, Caryl Ligler understands the multiplier effect: A group of people can often make a greater impact than one individual. That’s why she joined with other AARP members last year to meet with state lawmakers near her hometown of Trego, in Wisconsin’s northern reaches. Ligler, 80, had cared for her husband, who died of cancer in July 2017, and developed an appreciation for the stress caregivers face. She wanted to make sure politicians grasped …

— Find out what you can already be doing to prepare at our free, two-part webinar. Retirement Planning: Top Tips to Get or Stay on Track Part 1: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Are you making the right decisions today for a better retirement down the road? You can and AARP is here to help you get on track with your retirement plans. Simply register now for our free, two-part …

— Another year, another highly successful tax-filing season for the AARP Tax-Aide program! Thanks to the commitment of our volunteers, tens of thousands of Wisconsinites received tax assistance free of charge. Current Tax-Aide volunteers are invited to commend someone they feel deserves special recognition for their Tax-Aide service. To nominate someone for the Tax-Aide Volunteer of the Year, please fill out the nomination form. While this year’s efforts are still fresh in your mind, please complete as many nominations as you’d …

— Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has introduced his executive budget and AARP Wisconsin was delighted to see it included the acceptance of Medicaid Expansion, something we have advocated for over the last several budget sessions. AARP WI believes accepting Medicaid Expansion will provide coverage for more people, make Wisconsin healthier, and provide additional funding for the Medicaid programs that support health care for older adults, fund senior programs, and help older Wisconsinites age in their homes and their communities. On March …

— 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 La Crosse area about the need for age-friendly, livable communities. You can connect with AARP at one of our Talk to Us Tuesdays to share your thoughts on building a more livable La Crosse. You’ll receive a free coffee and learn about all …