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AARP Wisconsin Rewind: August 2023

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From Social Security to brain health to volunteering, we covered a lot of ground in August. Read on to learn about AARP Wisconsin’s activities last month.

Outreach & Education

AARP Wisconsin offers free outreach & education programming on a variety of topics. In August we:

  • Participated in a Fraud Prevention workshop hosted by Congressman Steil in South Milwaukee
  • Provided free resources at the Outreach Community Health Centers Fair in Milwaukee
  • Hosted Walk With an Eagle; a walking program offered in collaboration with UW-La Crosse
  • Cruised the Mississippi on the La Crosse Queen, providing information about Social Security to our members in attendance
  • Connected with neighbors in La Crosse at Coffee and Conversations
  • Packed 520 Stockboxes at Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee
  • Hosted six presentations covering fraud prevention, decluttering, and brain health at libraries in Wauwatosa, Elroy, Mauston, Verona, Saukville, and Delafield through our volunteer Speakers Bureau
  • Got our steps in at two “Walk with a Doc” events
  • Knocked retirement out of the park at a Timber Rattlers game; offering a free picnic, games, and information about Social Security to our guests

Legislative Advocacy
AARP Wisconsin is a wise friend and fierce defender – we’re in your corner, advocating for policies that improve the lives of Wisconsinites aged 50+. In August we:

  • Met with Congressman Grothman in Fond du Lac to speak about our federal priorities, giving our volunteers an opportunity to connect with the Congressman about key issues for them.
  • Attended Senator Baldwin’s press release focusing on the high cost of prescription drugs
  • Invited volunteer advocates to attend the Republican debate in Milwaukee
  • Connected with Congressman Tiffany’s District Director, Landiso Holdorf, providing information about the top legislative issues we’re working on right now
  • Arranged a meeting with Congressman Steil and our volunteers, highlighting our key federal issues.

Livable Communities
A livable community is one that is a great place for people of all ages to work, play, and thrive. Towns, cities, and villages who commit to identifying actionable steps to become a livable community can join the Age-Friendly Network. In August we:

  • Welcomed West Allis to the Age-Friendly Network – the 13th city to join in Wisconsin.
  • Celebrated the 1 year anniversary of Wauwatosa joining the Age Friendly Network
  • Submitted a letter supporting suggested zoning code changes in La Crosse which will support affordable housing initiatives

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