Task force releases recommendations to plan for Nebraska’s aging population

Posted on 12/15/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Local Resources  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 …

Join the AARP Nebraska Information Center Volunteer Team!

Posted on 12/8/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Local Resources Ready for a new and rewarding volunteer opportunity serving adults age 50 and over in the Omaha metro area? The volunteer-run AARP Nebraska Information Center  is seeking  a Community Events Coordinator and Promotions/Public Relations Coordinator. Located in The Center Mall at 42nd and Center Sts.,  the center provides AARP publications at no cost, offers monthly educational and entertainment programs, along with services such as free Tax-Aide counseling, Medicare Part D assistance, help with homestead exemption applications, Driver Safety refresher courses, Tai Chi …

Free computer classes for older adults in Omaha

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

Local Resources 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 …

Want to start or grow a small biz? Meet your mentors on April 23

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

Local Resources Ready to channel your inner entrepreneur or take your business smarts to the next level? Here’s your chance to explore the possibilities of being your own boss. AARP Nebraska and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold an Encore Entrepreneur Speed Mentoring event on April 23 in Omaha. The event is designed to provide counseling, mentoring and training for those aged 50 and older who would like to start or grow a business. From writing a …

Tips for Getting Insurance in the Exchange

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources Americans who are uninsured or want to change health plans can buy a policy through insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Enrollment through the online marketplaces began Oct. 1 and runs through March 31. Coverage begins Jan. 1 for people who sign up by Dec. 15. All plans sold in the exchanges must cover basic health care such as doctor visits, hospital stays and prescription drugs. They can’t charge a copayment for preventive care such as …

Help wage fight against health care fraud

Posted on 07/12/2013 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Local Resources Health care fraud is a booming business across the U.S., ranging from $80 billion to $160 billion in losses each year. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that consumers themselves lose more than $10 billion annually to health care fraud. What can we do about it as individuals? Join Nebraska’s Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP). As part of a nationwide effort to fight health care fraud and combat waste, Nebraska’s SMP relies on a dedicated corps of volunteer educators. Volunteers help people …