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 …

Join Us for After Hours and Morning Coffee Chats

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AARP’s top volunteer state leader will be in Scottsbluff on April 10 and Grand Island on April 12 to visit informally with AARP members and the public. “We invite residents to learn more about what AARP is doing in the community and across the state on behalf of Nebraskans age 50 and over,” said Dave Holmquist, state president of AARP Nebraska. “I’ll be on hand to answer questions, share information about our work on the federal, state and local level …

Severe “American Health Care Act” Watch Issued for 70 Nebraska Counties

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This is an AARP Nebraska alert. A severe American Health Care Act watch has been issued for 70 counties in Nebraska. Actions taken by two committees of the U.S. House of Representatives have created conditions that could lead to catastrophic cost increases in an area of Nebraska west of a line from South Sioux City to Superior. All residents ages 40-64 who have individual health insurance in the affected area will receive damaging premium increases.  According to the Kaiser Family …

Early Filing Can Help Head Off IdentityTheft Tax Fraud

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With tax-filing season a prime time for identity theft scammers to prey on unsuspecting consumers, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is reminding Nebraska taxpayers that submitting their tax returns as soon as is practical can greatly reduce their chances of being victimized by a fraudulent return. The IRS reports that taxpayers lost more than $3 billion to tax-related identity theft during 2014. This scam occurs when a fraudster steals your Social Security number and files a tax return in your …

AARP Nebraska supports fifth attempt to expand Medicaid

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Nebraska lawmakers’ repeated refusal to extend Medicaid to uninsured, low-income adults means far fewer state residents have health care coverage compared to their neighbors in Iowa and Colorado. At a March 8 hearing, AARP representative June Ryan told members of the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee that Nebraska’s uninsured rate for the lowest income group is more than twice the rate in those states. “We now know the consequences of Nebraska’s decision not to participate in expanded Medicaid,” said …

AARP Opposes Voter ID Constitutional Amendment

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AARP Nebraska testified March 2 at the State Capitol in opposition to LR1CA, a proposed constitutional amendment requiring Nebraska voters to show photo ID at polling places. “AARP believes that the right of all citizens to vote in free and fair elections is among the most basic of all civil rights and must be vigorously upheld,” Advocacy Director Mark Intermill told senators on the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. He said that LR1CA would prevent some eligible citizens from …

Join Us March 8 for Fraud Watch Lunch Program in Gering

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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 lunch program to help you stay ahead of the scammers. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required by March 6.     AARP Fraud Watch Network Lunch Program Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:00 Noon – …