— AARP Wisconsin supports a pending bill in the Wisconsin State Legislature, called the Caregiver Tax Credit. The bill would create an income tax credit that reimburses family caregivers for 50% of their annual caregiving costs up to $1,000. For us here at AARP, this bill is personal, and if passed, will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on the financial wellbeing of caregivers across the state. My name is Ryan, and I am an intern with AARP Wisconsin. This is my …

— 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 …

— 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 …

— Please join AARP Wisconsin for a special discounted matinee performance of “It’s A Wonderful Life Live From WVL Radio Theatre” for AARP members and their guests on Saturday, December 23, at 2:00 p.m.at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water St., Milwaukee. Almost everyone knows the story of the classic holiday favorite “It’s A Wonderful Life.” It is the uplifting and bittersweet tale of George Bailey’s close call with death on Christmas Eve, of how important and …

— We invite you to connect with AARP Wisconsin for special discounted matinee performances of “School of Rock” for AARP members and their guests on Saturday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 26 at 1:00 p.m., and at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water St., Milwaukee. School of Rock is a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a …

— We invite you to connect with AARP Wisconsin for special discounted matinee performances of “RENT: The 20th Anniversary Tour” for AARP members and their guests on Saturday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 North Water St., Milwaukee. In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues …

— Join AARP for a fun night out at the theater! AARP is pleased to be partnering with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater to offer AARP members and their guests a 20 percent discount off a full priced-ticket to see a performance of the Tony Award-winning musical “Guys and Dolls.” While you’re at the Oct. 11 performance, stop by our AARP table to see all the ways we’re engaging with our members in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin, and get a coupon for $5 off …

— 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, …

— Our team of AARP Wisconsin red-shirted volunteers is having a huge presence at all six of the state budget hearings being held across the state in April, and one of the ideas we’re floating at these hearings is something we’re calling the “Silver Dividend.” We believe that if Wisconsin invests moderate amounts of money in caregivers, seniors and the existing aging programs, it can save taxpayer money in the long term and maximize the number of older Wisconsinites who can …

— Results of a new study commissioned by AARP WI and released this week shows that even modest increases in the net worth of those who save the least for retirement would greatly improve retirement readiness and reduce government spending on public assistance programs. In fact, if lower and moderate income households (up to $40,000/year) were to save 3 percent of their income through 2030, state expenditures in 2030 may decrease by more than $3.1 billion annually. We know that Wisconsin’s growing elderly population …