AARP Nebraska

Devorah Lanner


Devorah is the Associate State Director of Communications for AARP Nebraska. In her role, she manages communications for the state office, which serves more than 205,000 Nebraska members. She joined AARP in 2002, shortly after the state office was established in Lincoln.

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AARP disappointed in Senators’ vote on ‘Seniors Amendment’

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Last night the U.S. Senate voted on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R. 2) that permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate reimbursements to physicians under Medicare. The Senate also voted on the Cardin-Vitter “Seniors’ Amendment” which was a Key Vote for AARP. AARP applauds the momentous bipartisan Senate vote on MACRA to repeal and replace the flawed SGR formula with an improved payment system. AARP has long advocated for a …

Property taxes getting you down?

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

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 last year approved a measure extending property tax relief to an estimated 20,000 more homeowners age 65 and over and increased the amount of relief for an additional 10,000 people. The changes are …

Register Today for ID Theft Breakfast & Program in Omaha and Lincoln

Posted on 03/18/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Identity theft can happen to anyone and everyone has something worth taking. Join AARP Nebraska and Better Business Bureau Foundation on April 14 in Lincoln or April 15 in Omaha for breakfast and a program on fighting fraud and identity theft. Our special guest is Eva Velasquez, president of the Identity Theft Resource Center and a nationally known fraud expert. She will provide tips and education to help you detect and stop identity theft in its tracks. You will also …

Impostor scams top Nebraskans’ complaints for 2014

Posted on 03/9/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

On the heels of a new report showing the top scam in Nebraska is impostor scams, the AARP Fraud Watch Network offers tips so people can learn how to protect themselves from all ten of the top scams reported by Nebraskans in 2014. According to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, 8,721 Nebraskans reported being scammed last year. Impostor scams topped the list of consumer complaints. Age-wise, those in their 50s filed the most complaints – about one in …

Support for family caregivers, property tax relief top AARP legislative priorities in 2015

Posted on 02/6/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Strengthening supports for Nebraska’s 300,000 family caregivers so their loved ones can live independently in their homes and communities tops the list of measures AARP Nebraska will champion during the 2015 legislative session. AARP is calling on state lawmakers to pass LB 320, the Aging and Disability Resource Center Act introduced by State Sen. Kate Bolz of Lincoln. The ADRCs would be easy-to-find places in communities across the state where Nebraskans can seek help with the caregiving and long-term care …

Alzheimer’s plan will benefit all Nebraskans as they grow older

Posted on 02/6/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

AARP Nebraska Executive Council Member Kathy Ward recently shared her personal story with the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee in support of LB 405. Among AARP Nebraska’s top priority bills for the 2015 legislative session, LB 405 calls for development of a state plan to address Alzheimer’s and the impact on families. Nearly 20 years ago, I called the physician assistant who was treating my mother in Alliance to ask whether the medications Mom was taking might account for …