Free computer classes for older adults in Omaha

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

Home & Family 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 …

Back to Basics: Roadway Fundamentals Refresher

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee When’s the last time you refreshed your knowledge of the rules of the road? If you’re like most older Americans, it’s probably been decades since you took a driver’s education course and got your first driver’s license. But even the most experienced drivers can benefit from a tune-up.   That’s what new research by AARP and the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, found. Using a driving simulator, the study aimed to uncover areas where …

20,000 more Nebraskans 65+ qualify for property tax relief

Posted on 05/5/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Home & Family Fortunately for thousands of older Nebraskans, more property tax relief is on the way. The Nebraska Legislature approved a measure this session broadening the income eligibility for the homestead exemption. LB 986 extends property tax relief to an additional 20,000 homeowners age 65 and older and increases the amount of relief for an additional 10,000 people. The bill is estimated to bring $4.6 million in homestead exemptions to older Nebraskans. “Property taxes are considered by many retirees in Nebraska to …

Honk If You Hear Me! Three Tips on Hearing and Driving

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee Honking horns, emergency vehicle sirens and engines: what do all of these sounds have in common? You need to hear all of them while driving. Safe driving relies on good vision and good hearing. Our ability to hear something before we see it helps us respond more quickly to potential danger. But over time, our hearing may diminish and we might start to miss cues that we used to hear. According to the National Institutes of …

Caregiver Anger: Friend or Foe?

Posted on 04/25/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Home & Family By Teresa Ann Thompson, AARP guest blogger As we went around the room introducing ourselves to others in the caregiver support group that night, we were asked to express what we were angry about in our particular caregiver situation. Of the fifteen or so in attendance, I believe we had at least that many reasons. Everyone had felt the emotion of anger to some extent and was at a loss of what to do about it. The reasons ranged from …

AARP Foundation helping Nebraskans in need

Posted on 04/16/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Home & Family Winter may have come and gone, yet too many Nebraskan seniors with low incomes are struggling to catch up on their costly heating bills from the severe cold weather. AARP and its members are committed to helping those in need. Nationally, AARP and AARP Foundation matched dollar-for-dollar contributions up to $250,000 to create a relief fund for this year’s extreme weather. AARP Foundation selected Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties to receive a $1500 check to provide energy …