— 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!

— AARP Wisconsin is recruiting volunteer advocates to represent six northern state Senate districts to help get the association’s messages across to elected officials at all levels. Tactics include contacting state and federal legislators, writing letters to the editor and taking part in town-hall meetings. Volunteers are needed in Senate districts 10, 12, 23, 25, 29 and 31. AARP Wisconsin will need a fully staffed volunteer advocate base across the state by the beginning of 2019. Contact Helen Marks Dicks, state …

Volunteer in Milwaukee County

— Are you looking for that special “something” that allows you to give back to your community? Would you like to represent AARP at fun events such as FREE movies, FREE coffees, and fairs and exhibits in Milwaukee County? If you answered yes, then volunteering with AARP might be a good fit for you! Come hear what AARP is doing to make Wisconsin a better place for people age 50+ — and how you can get involved as an outreach volunteer …

— AARP Wisconsin is seeking nominations for its 2018 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, …

— With the holiday season underway, AARP Wisconsin is reminding members to be vigilant about fraud. When shopping, use credit cards instead of debit cards. Credit cards may carry a liability of $50 for fraudulent use, but debit cards typically have no such protection. If you’re buying gift cards this year, be sure they are shrink-wrapped or kept behind a counter. Thieves can secretly scan the numbers off those that are openly displayed and drain the funds once a card is …

— We at AARP Wisconsin are looking for volunteers in the Milwaukee area who can help us bring AARP to life in your communities. As a community presence volunteer you will join a fun group of individuals who engage with AARP members and their guests at film screenings, sports outings, theater dates, resource fairs, festivals, and much more! Training and orientation will be provided. To get started, please fill out and submit this volunteer interest form and we will circle back to …

— AARP Wisconsin is now seeking nominations for its 2017 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, …

— Are you a passionate, strategic thinker with the ability to motivate and inspire others?  If so, now is the time to apply to join the AARP Wisconsin Executive Council! Our office is now accepting applications for an Executive Council member, one of AARP’s top volunteer positions at the state level. Visionary leaders are needed to help shape our community outreach and advocacy efforts here in Wisconsin. Be a Leader: * Lead more than 150 AARP volunteers in Wisconsin * Represent the …

— When the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee holds hearings this spring to discuss the biennial budget proposed by Gov. Scott Walker (R), AARP volunteers will be there to support key issues. One legislative priority for AARP Wisconsin is to expand the state’s Family Care program, which provides long-term care services for people in their own homes. The state office also is pressing for more supports for family caregivers, including those whose loved ones have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. …

— By David Lewellen Carol Greene knows what AARP’s legislative agenda means to her and her family. The Edgerton resident closely monitors her 103-year-old mother, Theresa Martell, driving 30 miles each way once a week to check on bills and medication—for which Wisconsin’s SeniorCare program is a lifeline. “My mother really, really likes SeniorCare,” said Greene, 71. The program, unique to Wisconsin, offers low-income older residents a better deal on prescription drugs than Medicare Part D. Greene has attended many state …

— AARP Wisconsin is urging state lawmakers to introduce a bill in 2017 that could help more private-sector workers save for retirement. The Work and Save bill would create a simple payroll-deduction plan that small businesses could offer to their workers. Participation would be voluntary for both employers and employees, and the plan would be portable when a worker changes jobs. AARP Wisconsin is asking members to help by sharing personal stories about their efforts to save for retirement without having …