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 …

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

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

Events 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 …

Age of Champions a winner with Lincoln audience

Posted on 05/16/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Events On May 14, about 200 people filled Lincoln’s Edgewood Cinema for a special screening of the award-winning PBS documentary Age of Champions. It was a hit with the audience! The film portrays a group of athletes chasing gold at the National Senior Games, ranging in age from 60-something to 100. These are people taking on life’s many challenges, not just age. Their stories offer encouragement to all of us about our ability to triumph over the perceived limitations of age. …

Don’t Give Your Nest Egg to Scammers

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events Nebraskans can learn how to outsmart con artists at a workshop on investment fraud on May 28 in Omaha. Experts from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and AARP Foundation will explain how to avoid and report the latest scams. According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), investment fraud is likely to increase as more than 77 million boomers retire in the next 20 years. Cosponsored by AARP Nebraska, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and Omaha Public Library, the …