Schedule a Presentation on How to Fight Fraud

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

Events 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 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 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 …

Free computer classes for older adults in Omaha

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

Events 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 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 …

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

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

Events 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 …