Suzy Campbell Earns AARP Nebraska’s Highest Volunteer Award for Community Service

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Suzy Campbell, a long-time community volunteer from Lincoln championing the needs of family caregivers, has been selected to receive AARP Nebraska’s highest volunteer award. She is the 15th volunteer to be honored with the annual AARP Nebraska Andrus Award for Community Service since 2002. Campbell’s charity, Lincoln Community Foundation, is a big winner, too. On Sept. 16, AARP Nebraska presented the organization with a check for $2,500 on behalf of Campbell, who has been active as a volunteer in the …

Dr. Bill Thomas Brings Age of Disruption Tour to Omaha on 9/20 and Lincoln on 9/21

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AARP is a proud sponsor of the national Age of Disruption Tour that will make stops in Omaha on Sept. 20 and Lincoln on Sept. 21. Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative and creative thinkers working in medicine today, brings a radical new approach to growth and aging through his modern day American Chautauqua movement in The Age of Disruption Tour. Barnstorming the country in a rock n’ roll tour bus, Dr. Bill Thomas is engaging with communities …

Inaction on Social Security will hit future Nebraska retirees hard

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New analysis conducted by AARP shows that 1.1 million Nebraska workers who are paying into Social Security today stand to lose 25 percent of their benefits if the President and Congress don’t act. While the revenue shortfall faced by the Social Security system that could result in cuts is not imminent, in June, the Social Security Trustees reported that the trust fund would run dry in 2034. After that time, across-the-board cuts of nearly 25 percent would take effect if …

Dust Off Your Dreams with a Life Reimagined Checkup

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  Have you reached a crossroads in your life? Trying to find your what’s next? At upcoming Life Reimagined Checkups in Omaha, we’ll guide you through personal reflection, insightful activities and thoughtful conversations. The session is a free two-hour experience to help you get inspired about your possibilities. Refreshments are provided and space is limited. Choose one session below: Wednesday, August 24 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Millard Branch Library 13214 Westwood Lane Omaha, NE RSVP by August 22. Contact …

Register Today for AARP Member Events in Lincoln

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AARP is on the move in Lincoln this fall! Get to know us better and what we’re doing in your backyard. Check out the opportunities below and register today. Space is limited! Prepare for Your Retirement SCC Continuing Education Auditorium 301 S 68th St Place Tuesday, August 30 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. COST:  FREE Register here or call 1-877-926-8300. Learn more about getting the most out of your hard-earned Social Security and Medicare benefits so that you can make …

The Missing Middle Housing: An Evening with Daniel Parolek

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The Missing Middle Housing – An Evening with Daniel Parolek” Daniel Parolek, Opticos Design Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. UNO’s Mammel Hall 6708 Pine St, Omaha, NE 68106 Free and open to the public – please join us!   Daniel is an architect and urbanist who has worked with cities and towns of all sizes around the world to create vibrant, urban visions that reinforce the unique character of a place and that support local economies. “Missing Middle” …

Nebraska Unveils State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease Crisis

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AARP Nebraska is a member of the Aging Nebraskans Task Force created by the Nebraska Legislature. The task force recently released a state plan for coping with Alzheimer’s Disease to help meet the needs of patients and caregivers. Here is a summary provided by the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter. The Nebraska State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias is a thorough examination and set of recommendations to confront the sweeping economic and social impact of Alzheimer’s disease for Nebraskans. …

AARP Reminds Older Homeowners about Homestead Exemption

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With the June 30 homestead exemption filing deadline just days away, thousands of older Nebraskans qualify for a break on their property taxes but may not know it. AARP Nebraska urges homeowners age 65 plus to take a close look at the homestead exemption since the law was changed in 2014 to cover more people. The Nebraska Legislature extended property tax relief to an estimated 20,000 more homeowners age 65 and over and increased the amount of relief for an …

AARP Speaks Out on 2016 Social Security Trustees Report

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AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins offered the following statement in reaction to the Social Security Trustees report released today: “The Social Security Trustees report comes this year at an opportune time to remind us that Americans want to live independently as we age, so as we watch parades, and fireworks and wave our flags during upcoming July 4th celebrations, we also have an opportunity to ask candidates running for office what they would do to update the popular icon of …

Prepare for Your Retirement

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AARP and Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)* will present a free workshop on July 13 in Grand Island to help people prepare financially for retirement. The popular program, now in its third year, will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Grand Island Public Library, 211 N. Washington St. Refreshments will be provided.   There is no cost for this event but registration is required. RSVP by calling 1-877-926-8300 toll free. The session will review what soon-to-be-retirees …