AARP Foundation helping Nebraskans in need

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 …

Julie Lee

Drive Green Into Spring: 5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Driving

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee From recycling, to sustainable grocery bags, to “Meatless Mondays,” Americans are finding many ways to “go green.” If you’re interested in reducing your carbon footprint, making environmentally conscious decisions doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there is one simple way to curb your impact on a regular basis. It starts with your driving. Most Americans rely on their personal vehicle to get around on a daily basis. But unfortunately, our cars are a significant source …

Julie Lee

Simple Exercises to Improve Driver Wellness

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee Most people wouldn’t associate driving with exercise. While staying fit is essential to a healthy lifestyle, it is critical to driving safely. This is especially true as we age. Whether it’s squatting to get into your vehicle, turning your head to check blind spots, or flexing your foot to reach the brake pedal, driving is a full-body activity. According to recent research by The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and MIT AgeLab, four areas of …

Time to Get Comfortable with Your Computer

Time to Get Comfortable with Your Computer

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Nebraskans who feel ill at ease with computers can take beginner classes in Omaha to bolster their skills and confidence. The classes are designed for adults age 50-plus who want to get comfortable using email and learn the basics of the Internet. The nine-hour course costs $15 and will be held weekly in three sessions (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.) from late April through June. Class size is limited, and registration is required. Interested? Call the …

AARP commends committee vote on Wellness in Nebraska Act

AARP commends committee vote on Wellness in Nebraska Act

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Home & Family AARP Nebraska today issued the following statement after the Health and Human Services Committee voted to send the Wellness in Nebraska Act to the full Legislature for action. “AARP appreciates the work of the Health and Human Services Committee on LB 887.  We commend the committee for reporting a Medicaid expansion bill to General File that addresses the concerns that were raised during debate last year on LB 577. The emphasis on preventive services and medical homes is good practice …

AARP supports legislation to help family caregivers

AARP supports legislation to help family caregivers

Posted on 02/24/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Home & Family Informal caregivers are the backbone of Nebraska’s long-term care system – saving taxpayers hundreds of millions every year – often at great personal sacrifice in lost wages and retirement benefits. AARP Nebraska supports Legislative Bills 955 and 1090 in the Business and Labor Committee to provide temporary paid leave to workers who need time off to care for family members. Nebraska’s roughly 238,000 family caregivers provide unpaid assistance valued at $2.2 billion annually. Advocacy Director Mark Intermill said that as …