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
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.
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