ACCESS Nebraska is a messed up system

Posted on 12/16/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Advocacy | Press Mark Intermill, advocacy director for AARP Nebraska, made the following statement at today’s State Capitol news conference on ACCESS Nebraska, the state’s troubled system for administering public benefits. I want to thank the ACCESS Nebraska Investigative Committee, and the staff who have supported them, for the work that they have done to document the history of ACCESS Nebraska, how it works and how it can break down. That history of ACCESS Nebraska will be very helpful to policy makers going forward. The section …

Task force releases recommendations to plan for Nebraska’s aging population

Posted on 12/15/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Money & Work | Nebraska | Press  The Aging Nebraskans Task Force today released recommendations to plan for the future of the state’s rapidly aging population. The number of Nebraskans age 65 and over is projected to grow from 246,277 in 2010 to 324,697 in 2020 – a 31.6% increase. “Long term planning is the best strategy for promoting high quality of life for seniors in Nebraska while also maintaining good stewardship of state dollars. Promoting home and community based care, personal responsibility for financial planning, and …

Nebraska state senators named to national list of “Capitol Caregivers”

Posted on 12/11/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Nebraska | Press To recognize their work to support family caregivers in Nebraska, AARP names State Senators Kate Bolz of Lincoln and Sue Crawford of Bellevue as 2014 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group of 46 state legislators and three governors from 19 states. These elected officials have advanced policies to help family caregivers who are making it possible for older Nebraskans to live independently at home—where they want to be. “AARP thanks Senators Bolz and Crawford for championing two important measures this year,” …

Join the AARP Nebraska Information Center Volunteer Team!

Posted on 12/8/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Local Resources | Nebraska | Volunteering Ready for a new and rewarding volunteer opportunity serving adults age 50 and over in the Omaha metro area? The volunteer-run AARP Nebraska Information Center  is seeking  a Community Events Coordinator and Promotions/Public Relations Coordinator. Located in The Center Mall at 42nd and Center Sts.,  the center provides AARP publications at no cost, offers monthly educational and entertainment programs, along with services such as free Tax-Aide counseling, Medicare Part D assistance, help with homestead exemption applications, Driver Safety refresher courses, Tai Chi …

Going to Bat for State Residents 50+

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | Nebraska | Volunteering During the legislative session that begins Jan. 7, AARP Nebraska will focus on caregiving, long-term care and tax relief. AARP is pressing for a tax credit for Nebraskans who serve as a caregiver for someone in their home and who meet certain financial criteria. The state office also is seeking legislation to beef up the state’s aging and disability resource centers, which provide one-stop shopping for long-term care services. AARP Nebraska is recruiting volunteers to help with advocacy and boost …

Aging & Disability Resource Center a one-stop shop of information and assistance

Posted on 11/23/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Nebraska Below is AARP testimony presented on Nov. 13 to state senators who serve on the Aging Nebraskans Task Force regarding the need for an Aging and Disability Resource Center to serve older Nebraskans and their families. This issue will be a top legislative priority for AARP Nebraska in 2015. For more information, contact Mark Intermill at mintermill@aarp.org or 1-866-389-5651 toll free. “Good morning. My name is Glen Fewkes and I am a Legislative Representative in the Government Affairs Department of …