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Leading Positive Social Change for Wisconsinites Over 50
APR 12, 2024
By Mike Murphy – AARP volunteer, Onalaska
The names of the first 10 Medicare drugs whose prices the federal government will negotiate directly with manufacturers were released Aug. 29. Popular but pricey blood thinners, diabetes medications, cancer treatments make historic list.
APR 4, 2024
AARP and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute are excited to bring one of the longest touring urban stage plays in America, Mama’s Girls, to the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee on Saturday, April 27th at 3pm.
We know how impactful $1,000 can be. This is our way of extending some seed money to get these projects off the ground. Apply for this round of funding by May 21st, 2024
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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!
Now, more than ever, we need innovative housing solutions to meet the needs for today’s families – and tomorrow's. The high cost and lack of available new living space presents today’s families with unique housing challenges. There’s a solution we’re all familiar with and homeowners have called them carriage houses or mother-in-law suites for decades. But, today they have a new name: Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs.
These organizations can provide you with information and help protect you from scams!
AARP is collaborating with the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse to help Wisconsinites stay active with the Walk with an Eagle program, which pairs up older adults and students for weekly walks. AARP also hosts Walk with a Doc in Milwaukee and is planning events around the state this year to promote pedestrian safety.
A proposal to improve safety at the nearly two dozen Farmers’ Market on Broadway events in Green Bay this spring and summer by having a portable Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on site has been selected to receive this month’s AARP Wisconsin “Small Dollar, Big Impact” grant.
This election will include two key Statewide Constitutional Referendums and the Presidential Primary race, in addition to local school district, and city council elections. As always, it is important that you make your voice heard.
The following article appeared in the March, 2024 edition of Whitefish Bay Living magazine. It is being posted here with permission from the magazine’s publisher.
Barbara Smith of Milwaukee was doing housework when her phone rang. The voice on the other end claimed she had been summoned to appear in federal court and needed to pay $2,000 to cancel a warrant for her arrest.
A proposal submitted by the Green County Development Corp. (GCDC) to beautify and create safer people-friendly spaces in downtown Albany has been selected to receive our “Small Dollar, Big Impact” grant. We are awarding 1,000 grants each month this year to projects across the state that are designed to make communities better places for everyone to live, work and play as they age.
A proposal submitted by the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired to create signage for three garden spaces and four flowerpots in the Council’s sensory garden at 754 Williamson St., Madison, has been selected to receive this month’s AARP Wisconsin “Small Dollar, Big Impact” grant.
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