Let’s Talk About Healthcare Reform

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Are you concerned about the future of your healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act? You are invited to join us for community conversations across Nebraska to learn how proposed changes in health care coverage through the insurance exchange could affect you and your family. The sessions are aimed at Nebraskans ages 50-64 who don’t have employer-sponsored insurance and are eligible to enroll in ACA health plans. AARP will present the latest information on changes that Congress is considering. You …

AARP Awards Community Challenge Grants to Hebron and Kearney Groups

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 AARP Nebraska announces two winners for the AARP Community Challenge, which is aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community level. The winning projects include installation of wayfinding signage and benches in Hebron for increased walkability and start-up capital for recruitment and training of drivers for a ride-sharing system serving Kearney residents. Each project was partially or fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “AARP …

Shred Your Documents for Free Sept. 16

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  Back by popular demand for the 12th year, AARP Nebraska and Shred-It will host a free community shredding day in Omaha on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at The Center Mall on 42nd and Center Sts. Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. People can avoid becoming victims of identity theft by shredding confidential documents with personal information, such as cancelled checks, credit card offers, old bank and financial statements and medical bills. The convenient drive-through shredding session will run …

Prepare for Your Retirement Workshops Coming Soon!

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Is your retirement or eligibility for Social Security and Medicare benefits sneaking up on you? Attend a FREE workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 12 in Ralston or Thursday, Oct. 5 in Elkhorn to help you plan ahead. The events are intended for members between the ages of 60-70. For instance, you may not be sure whether to begin collecting Social Security at 62, 66 or 70. This is an individual decision based on your unique circumstances.  By attending one of our …

Retirement research study seeks AARP members

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Creighton University is seeking Omaha area retirees ages 53-72 to be part of an important retirement research study. You may be eligible to participate if you retired within the last 1-5 years. Occupational therapy students, under the direction of an occupational therapy faculty member at Creighton University are conducting a research study to understand how people experience retirement. The study is looking for 15-20 Nebraska AARP members to participate. Participants will be provided snacks and refreshments during the 60-minute focus …

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 …