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Attendees were polled and Social Security issues discussed as Lisa Lamkins, advocacy director for AARP Wisconsin, met with seniors in River Falls last week. Judy Wiff photo.

Debt ceiling, protecting Social Security are topics as seniors meet with AARP reps


As part of an eight-city tour around Wisconsin to discuss the nation's debt problems and the possible effects on Social Security and Medicare, AARP representatives met with retirees in River Falls last week.

"We want to give (members) the facts about what is being proposed, some insight on what AARP thinks and invite them to let us know what solutions they would prefer to see for reforming these programs," said Jim Flaherty, communications director for AARP Wisconsin.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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