Free computer classes for older adults in Omaha

Posted on 07/25/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Local Resources | Nebraska Do you or a loved one want to learn the basics of using a computer, email and the Internet or need to brush up on the fundamentals? We’re pleased to offer our fall session of free computer classes in collaboration with Omaha Public Library. Absolutely no experience is required! These popular classes fill up fast, so register today to reserve your spot! If a space is not available, you will be placed on a waiting list for a future session …

Join Our Fraud Watch Volunteer Team!

Posted on 07/24/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Nebraska | Volunteering Did you know there were nearly 8,000 consumer complaints of ID theft and fraud from Nebraskans in 2013? Whether it’s over the phone, through the mail, online or even at your door, scam artists are constantly scheming to get you and your loved ones to open your wallets. That’s why AARP launched the Fraud Watch Network to help people fight fraud through information and education. We’re offering you an exciting opportunity to join our team of Fraud Watch Volunteer Educators …

Tax Relief for Nebraskans with Social Security Benefits

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Nebraska Fewer Nebraskans will pay state tax on Social Security income under a new law. Taxpayers whose adjusted gross income for 2015 is less than $58,000 per couple or $43,000 per individual will be exempt from state taxes on benefits. The law also indexes tax brackets for inflation, so taxpayers won’t end up in a higher bracket in the future simply because they receive cost-of-living increases. AARP Nebraska had long advocated these changes. Previously, Nebraska was one of six states that …

‘Helpful Tips for Living with Alzheimer’s’ Program Set for July 26

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Nebraska | Press AARP Mid-City Chapter 5253 invites the public to attend an educational program on living with Alzheimer’s disease. The event will be held in Omaha on Saturday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Malcolm X Foundation, 3448 Evans St. Refreshments will be served. Featured speakers from the Alzheimer’s Midlands Chapter are Vivyonne Ewing, President, and Clayton Freeman, Program and Public Policy Director. According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, “many Americans dismiss the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, believing …

Nebraska falls short on services for older Nebraskans, caregivers

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Nebraska | Press While Nebraska ranks 20th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, AARP warns much more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve across-the-board. This is the conclusion of a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation.   For Nebraska, the report flagged the cost of home care; adequacy of the in-home services workforce; balance in state …

Volunteers needed for 4th Annual Road to Omaha® Run!

Posted on 06/12/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Nebraska | Volunteering AARP friends!!  Would you like to volunteer your services for a timely and fun event?  The College World Series Inc, NCAA, & Northwestern Mutual are excited to announce the 4th Annual Road to Omaha® Run. The 5k run will be held the morning of Sunday, June 22nd. Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to help make the run a success! Please consider signing up for a shift. All duties are described here. The first 40 volunteers are guaranteed an authentic CWS 2014 Polo shirt …