Taking care of your caregiver guilt

Posted on 11/19/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Nebraska By Teresa Ann Thompson [Don’t forget November is Caregiver Month. The nation and our state recognize caregivers at this time. Two out of five adults are now considered family caregivers.] Most family caregivers I know have experienced guilt to some degree, either before, during, or after their time of service for their loved one. As a matter of fact, I would not hesitate to say we are experts at guilt, due to the nature of caregiving. There are myriads of …

Schedule a Presentation on How to Fight Fraud

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Nebraska AARP Fraud Watch Network volunteers are speaking to community groups throughout Nebraska about how to fight fraud. The trained presenters explain how scammers think, how to avoid identity theft and what to do if you or someone you know is scammed. Some presentations include first-hand accounts from victims. The sessions are free, and participants can sign up for watchdog alerts to stay up to date about scams currently happening close to home. Nebraskans reported about 7,600 cases of fraud and …

Boomers: Get Ready for Your Future at After Hours with AARP

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Nebraska | Press Baby boomers who are planning for or approaching retirement are invited to attend After Hours with AARP in Lincoln on Oct. 30 or Nov. 6. The informal wine-and-food event will be held on both dates from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Art and Soul, located on 5740 Hidcote Drive. “Join us for wine tasting and a cooking demonstration along with some tips from an experienced Certified Financial Planner to help you prepare for a secure retirement,” said Connie Benjamin, …

Outsmarting Investment Fraud sessions coming to North Platte & McCook

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Nebraska | Press Residents in North Platte and McCook will get the scoop on how to keep their investments safe from scammers during a free program on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation, Community Hospital and AARP Nebraska are hosting “Outsmarting Investment Fraud” sessions open to the public. Experts from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and AARP Foundation will conduct the program. Their presentation will be followed by a discussion with local law enforcement about current scams in …

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 …