Nebraskans at Risk of Tax ID Theft

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Money & Work | Nebraska | Press To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the education campaign to help prevent scammers …

Speed Dating for Adults 50+

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Events | Nebraska Are you single, divorced or widowed and ready to try speed dating? Here’s a chance to meet your future romantic possibility just in time for Valentine’s Day. AARP Nebraska and Omaha Public Library are teaming up to host a special speed dating event for people age 50 and over on February 13. Speed dating is an easy and entertaining way to meet several people in one evening. You will have 4-5 minutes to pitch yourself to each potential date. Have fun, …

February 12 program eyes fraud, elder financial abuse

Posted on 01/13/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Events | Nebraska Join us for dinner and a discussion about fraud and elder financial abuse in Columbus on Thursday, February 12. AARP Nebraska and Columbus Public Library are hosting a special program with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office and the Columbus Police Department to share information with you and your family about preventing fraud. The free event is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Columbus Public Library auditorium, 2504 14th St. A light dinner will be provided at no charge. Register …

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,” …