AARP Eye Center
In an effort to learn what Wisconsinites think about the future of Social Security, we at AARP Wisconsin will be visiting dozens of communities across the state this summer and fall to talk face-to-face with residents about this critical issue.
We’re hosting a series of Social Security listening sessions in several parts of the state and will have booths set up at various community fairs, health expos, and special events to inform Wisconsinites about the status of Social Security and empower them to share their opinions about how the program can be strengthened going forward to make it solvent for current and future generations.
Here are more details and links to register for the next three sessions to be held in:
Eau Claire: Sept. 12 at The Brewing Projekt. Click here to register
Appleton: Sept. 19 at The Stone Arch Brewpub. Click here to register
Middleton: Sept. 26 at Capital Brewery. Click here to register
These series of events are designed to gain insight from Wisconsin residents on their primary concerns, questions, and ideas regarding the future of Social Security. We invite all those interested in this topic and who have a desire to be involved in protecting Social Security to join us as we lay the groundwork for our future efforts.
We encourage folks to join us at their nearest listening session where you will have the opportunity to enjoy free food and drinks as they connect with others from their community on this important topic.
AARP WI will be there with information on how Social Security works, how people can maximize their benefit, and how they can fight to protect Social Security. We will also be looking to attendees to provide their insight as we lay the groundwork for our efforts to ensure that our elected officials here in Wisconsin fight for a robust and healthy Social Security program that is sustainable for many years to come.
Please continue visiting www.aarp.org/wi throughout 2023 for an updated schedule of tour stops and links to register for these free listening sessions and booth appearances.
In Wisconsin, more than one in five residents receive Social Security benefits. These payments inject more than $22.2 billion into the state’s economy every year. The largest group of beneficiaries in Wisconsin are its 950,000 retired workers, who account for 74.5 percent of all Social Security beneficiaries in the state.
Social Security also lifts more than 264,000 Wisconsinites aged 65 or older out of poverty. In fact, 33.5 percent of this state’s residents in this age group would be in poverty if it weren’t for their Social Security benefits. That number falls to 6.6 percent when Social Security income is included.