Tax-Aide Seeks Nebraska Volunteers for Upcoming Tax Season

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The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals across Nebraska. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for individuals at every level of experience who want to make a difference in …

David Holmquist Appointed State President of AARP Nebraska

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David Holmquist of Omaha has been named the new volunteer state president of AARP Nebraska. In his role serving nearly 200,000 Nebraska members age 50 and over, Holmquist chairs the state executive council and works with the state director to provide vision and leadership for AARP’s work at the state and community level. The state president serves as the principal AARP volunteer spokesperson in Nebraska. “It is an honor for me to serve as the volunteer president of AARP in …

Register for AARP’s Online Family Caregiving Fair Nov. 17!

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Are you a family caregiver looking for resources that could help you on your journey? Don’t miss AARP’s Online Family Caregiving Fair, Thursday November 17. Register online now at: http://bit.ly/CareFairNE This free, online-event, which begins at 10 a.m. CT/9 a.m. MT will connect you to other family caregivers across the country along with resources and information from more than 20 AARP programs, non-profits and government agencies. Plus, don’t miss a special webinar featuring actress and family caregiving advocate Holly Robinson …

Nebraska’s economy could lose billions if no action taken on Social Security

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AARP has released a new analysis showing Nebraska’s economy is at risk of losing $2 billion and 12,672  jobs if no action is taken by future Presidents and Congress to update Social Security for future generations. According to the Social Security Trustees’ report, Social Security benefits could be cut by nearly 25 percent after 2034 if no action is taken. Such an across-the-board cut represents a looming threat to Nebraska’s economy.  Yet the presidential candidates rarely talk about Social Security …

Register today for free screening of new movie “Inferno” on Oct. 28

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Register early to make sure you reserve a seat for a night out with AARP Movies for Grownups. You are invited to an Oct. 28 free screening of Inferno, starring Tom Hanks! In Inferno, famous symbologist Robert Langdon (Hanks) follows a trail of clues tied to the great medieval poet Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help recover his memories. Together, …

Take A Stand…With Stickers!

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By Rebecca DeNell “It’s a promise that’s been kept for generations. You pay into Social Security, you get the benefits you earned. But to keep that promise for future generations, Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st century. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up $10,000 a year. Every year our leaders wait and do nothing, finding a solution grows more difficult.” – AARP Our first ever Take A Stand Community Engagement Art Installation Event …

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 …