Senate Health Care Bill Would Slam Older Adults with Much Higher Costs

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A new analysis of the Senate’s proposed health care bill shows that older Nebraskans would be forced to pay much higher premiums or go without health insurance coverage. With the proposed spike in premiums and reduced tax credits, known as the age tax, a 60-year old Nebraskan with a $45,000 annual income could have to pay up to $21,740 in 2020. That’s the second highest amount in the nation for this age and income level after Arizona. The new analysis …

Join Us for Fraud Watch Lunch & Learn Series in Ralston

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Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. Don’t let it be yours! Learn how to spot a scam and protect your personal information from falling into the hands of con artists. Join us for a three-part AARP Fraud Watch Network lunch and learn series at Baright Public Library starting July 13. There is no cost for these events but registration is required. You are invited to attend any or all of the sessions. A boxed lunch will be provided. The …

Where Does Nebraska Rank on Care for Older Adults?

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Nebraska ranks 15th among the states when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents and people with disabilities, but AARP warns more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to meet changing demographic demands.  Specific areas of concern in Nebraska include support for working caregivers, a shortage of home care workers; spending on home- and community-based services; and a lack of transportation options.  The findings are reported in a comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support …

Nebraska Fraud Special Premieres on NET World June 15

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Tune into NET World on Thursday, June 15 and hear from some of Nebraska’s leading fraud prevention experts about what you can do to combat fraud and financial exploitation. AARP Nebraska is pleased to be a cosponsor of Protecting Senior and Vulnerable Nebraskans from Fraud, Abuse and Exploitation produced by the State Unit on Aging in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. During the 30-minute program, the panelists will share insights about common frauds and scams in Nebraska, …

Fraud Watch Program Coming to Kearney June 26

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Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. Don’t let it be yours! Learn how to spot a scam and protect your personal information from falling into the hands of con artists. You are invited to attend an AARP Fraud Watch Network program in Kearney on Monday, June 26 to help you stay ahead of the scammers. There is no cost for this event and registration is not necessary. Light refreshments will be provided.   Take Charge: Fight Fraud & Identity …

Apply by June 30 for homestead exemption

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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 state homestead exemption before June 30 to find out if they are eligible for relief. “Property taxes are considered by many retirees in Nebraska to be the most burdensome tax,” said Connie Benjamin, state director of AARP Nebraska. “Over the years, AARP has successfully pushed for changes in the …

Register for May 11 Cyber Safety Supper Session

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The Internet is a gold mine for con artists. Criminals use a variety of scams to defraud Internet users, ranging from simple frauds to complex hacking. You are invited to attend a special AARP Fraud Watch Network program to help you stay ahead of the scammers. Learn about practices that put you at risk and steps you can take to keep your information secure when online. There is no cost for this event including a light meal. Space is limited …

Free Document Shredding in Omaha April 22

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Take advantage of our April 22 community shredding day in Omaha to fight fraud and ID theft. Bring up to three boxes or bags of documents for secure, on-site shredding. If you don’t need it, shred it! Make time for spring cleaning and safely destroy your unwanted papers. Drive through and drop off your confidential documents and we’ll shred them for you – on the spot. AARP Nebraska is a cosponsor of this FREE community event with the Better Business …

Join Us in Hastings for Donut Moments and First Friday Art & Appetizers

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Hastings residents are invited to attend two special upcoming AARP Nebraska events at no charge. Donut Moments with AARP on April 20 will feature coffee, doughnuts and conversation with Mayor Corey Stutte to hear about future plans for Hastings. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Heartland Bank, 3701 Osborne Drive West.  Space is limited and RSVP is required by April 18. Call (402) 323-5426 to reserve a seat. On May 5, AARP will host …

Nominate an amazing 50+ volunteer

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Know an amazing 50+ volunteer? AARP Nebraska is seeking nominations for the 2017 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors age 50-plus Nebraskans who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “We want to recognize Nebraskans age 50 and older who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Robin Szwanek, community outreach director with AARP Nebraska. Nebraska’s Andrus Award recipient …