To recognize their support of family caregivers across Wisconsin, two State Representatives – Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah) and Dianne Hesselbein (D-Middleton) – were recently honored with AARP awards as 2016 “Capitol Caregivers.”
We know for a fact that most aging Wisconsinites, like all Americans, want to remain living in their homes and communities as long as possible. Even if they require day-to-day assistance with services such as meal preparation, bathing or transportation around town, they would rather get the help they need at home than move into a nursing home.
An incredible number of Wisconsinites – about 578,000 by our last count – help their parents, spouses and other loved ones with a number of household chores and services that enable these folks to remain living independently in their own homes and communities as long as possible.
Nearly four dozen AARP Wisconsin volunteer advocates will be meeting face to face with state legislators at the State Capitol this week to stress the importance of three critical issues – supporting family caregivers, helping workers save for retirement, and preserving telephone landlines across Wisconsin.
Thanks to incredible support from thousands of people all across the state, SeniorCare – Wisconsin’s popular and cost-efficient prescription drug assistance program – will continue unchanged in the 2015-17 state budget.
Our red-shirted AARP Wisconsin volunteer advocates made a huge impact at all four of the Joint Finance Committee’s state budget hearings across state last month. Our team was front and center, two rows deep, and among the first to testify at all four hearings.
The Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period is an important opportunity for Wisconsinites who have coverage through the Marketplace to review your plan and compare options to make sure your plan still works for you.
The Grinch had second thoughts before stealing Christmas from Whoville, and we’re hoping our state Senators have a similar change of heart as the deadline nears for them to decide if BadgerCare coverage should begin on the first of the year for about 85,000 low-income adults without dependent children.
Now that all the election rhetoric is over, AARP Wisconsin believes state lawmakers understand that their constituents expect them to sit down together and work in a bipartisan manner to pass legislation that benefits all Wisconsinites.
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