Apply now for volunteer leadership opportunities!

Posted on 09/19/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Nebraska | Press | Volunteering Looking for an opportunity to help shape the future of AARP in Nebraska and strengthen programs for people 50+? We’re seeking three experienced and talented individuals to join our volunteer AARP Nebraska Executive Council. Ideal candidates are actively engaged in their communities, function effectively both as leaders and as members of a team, and provide the insights/guidance and hands on work to help us grow and better serve our Nebraska membership. To apply, send cover letter and resumé to bduncanson@aarp.org …

AARP Voters’ Guides Now Live!

Posted on 09/9/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Advocacy | Nebraska | Press The AARP voters’ guides to the 2014 elections are here! Find out where the major candidates stand on issues important to Nebraskans 50 and older before you cast your vote on November 4. AARP asked candidates for Nebraska Governor and the Nebraska Legislature questions about financial security, family caregiving, consumer protection and transportation policy. See their responses side by side, along with AARP’s position on these relevant issues. Guides are also available for the U.S. House and Senate races, where …

Broken Bow woman receives AARP Nebraska’s highest volunteer award

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Nebraska | Press | Volunteering Deborah McCaslin, a long-time civic leader in Broken Bow, has been selected to receive AARP Nebraska’s highest volunteer award. She is the 13th volunteer to be honored with the annual AARP Nebraska Andrus Award for Community Service since it was established in 2002. McCaslin’s charity, TeamMates of Broken Bow Chapter, is a big winner, too. AARP Nebraska will present the organization with a check for $2,500 on behalf of McCaslin, who is president of the TeamMates chapter board. TeamMates is …

Future geriatrician has calling to serve older adults

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Nebraska | Press By Carmen Ochoa Thank You, AARP. When I first started college last fall, I knew that I enjoyed older people, and could see myself working with them as a professional. Now, less than a year later, I am confident in my path, and believe I have a calling to serve them. How can a little less than a year make such a big difference? The answer is easy. The answer is AARP. I came into this internship, a wide eyed …

Office of Public Guardian Aims to Halt Financial Abuse

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Nebraska Older Nebraskans who are not capable of making financial decisions and don’t have a family member who can help will soon be able to have a legal guardian with training and oversight from the state court system. Gov. Dave Heineman (R) signed legislation in April to create the state Office of Public Guardian. AARP pushed for the law, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2015. Nebraska was the last state to launch such a program. The state’s current system relies …

Five Habits of Smart Drivers

Posted on 08/5/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Nebraska By Julie E. Lee The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released some encouraging news: today’s drivers age 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations. If they do crash, they are also less likely to be killed or seriously injured. The Institute claims this is a result of safer cars and healthier individuals. Maintaining a healthy mental and physical state is critical to all aspects of our lives. The same is true for …