AARP Nebraska and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Team Up for ‘Operation Protect Veterans’

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-14T11:13:36+00:00">November 14, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-15T11:44:27+00:00">November 15, 2017</time> by AARP Nebraska

AARP Nebraska is joining forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for Operation Protect Veterans — a campaign to warn those who have served in the military about scams and fraud schemes that target veterans. The major educational campaign will reach out to veterans in communities across Nebraska and nationwide. With a new AARP survey showing that veterans are frequently targeted by scam artists and victimized twice as often as the rest of the …

AARP NE Welcomes New Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach, Jina Ragland

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-08T11:41:36+00:00">November 8, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-09T10:32:22+00:00">November 9, 2017</time> by AARP Nebraska

We are delighted to announce that we have hired Jina Ragland as Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach with AARP Nebraska. Jina was the Vice President of Advocacy and Regulation with the Nebraska Medical Association for the past 9 years. While there she was involved in the management and oversight of the physician specialty society organizations and was promoted to direct and implement the NMA’s legislative agenda; advocating on behalf of over 3,000 physicians in the state, working closely …

AARP Seeking Driver Safety State Coordinator

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-12T12:54:42+00:00">October 12, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-12T16:36:56+00:00">October 12, 2017</time> by AARP Nebraska

AARP is currently recruiting a volunteer Driver Safety State Coordinator for Nebraska. The Driver Safety State Coordinator recruits, manages, coaches, motivates and provides direction to other Driver Safety volunteers at the local level to facilitate state-wide growth. Serving as a State Coordinator entails the following: Time — Depending on the structure of your leadership team, approximately 10 hours per week. Tasks — Grow Driver Safety Programs in your state (i.e. Smart Driver classroom course, CarFit, We Need to Talk, etc.). …

AARP Nebraska Sponsors Colorectal Cancer Event

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-12T11:36:12+00:00">October 12, 2017</time> by AARP Nebraska

On October 3rd, AARP Nebraska sponsored,  “A Family Affair: Understanding Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors and Screening Options”. The event was organized by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) who partnered with organizations from eight communities across the four-state region to host viewing sites for American Cancer Society’s Vice President of Cancer Control Intervention Dr. Durado Brooks’ live presentation, in which he presented colorectal cancer prevention techniques. The three biggest takeaways from the event were: 1.) Know your family history 2.) Talk to your health care provider …

Nebraska Volunteers Needed For AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-10-10T15:20:09+00:00">October 10, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-10-10T15:27:07+00:00">October 10, 2017</time> by AARP Nebraska

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they are due. Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and support in a welcoming environment. Volunteer tax preparers, …

Kathy Gaines Wins AARP Nebraska’s Highest Volunteer Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-10-09T16:35:28+00:00">October 9, 2017</time> by AARP Nebraska

Kathy Gaines of Omaha has been selected to receive AARP Nebraska’s highest volunteer award. She is the 16th volunteer to be honored with the annual AARP Nebraska Andrus Award for Community Service since 2002. AARP Nebraska selected Gaines for her exceptional record of service, and for the impact she has had on the lives of others and the community she serves. Since 2016, Gaines has volunteered with St. Augustine Indian Mission’s Omaha Nation Outreach Thrift Store at our Lady of …

Let’s Talk About Healthcare Reform

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-15T17:47:13+00:00">September 15, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-21T18:31:01+00:00">September 21, 2017</time> by AARP Nebraska

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

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-09-14T17:30:10+00:00">September 14, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-09-14T17:32:44+00:00">September 14, 2017</time> by AARP Nebraska

 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

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-09-13T16:19:41+00:00">September 13, 2017</time> by AARP Nebraska

  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!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2017-08-14T15:28:04+00:00">August 14, 2017</time> by AARP Nebraska

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 …