Apply now for AARP Foundation Americorps Vista position in Lincoln!

Apply now for AARP Foundation Americorps Vista position in Lincoln!

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Money & Work Would you like to help struggling older adults put healthy food on their tables? Would you like to develop a set of skills that will benefit you while working for a world-class nonprofit? Then consider a year-long opportunity as an AARP Foundation AmeriCorps VISTA in partnership with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.  This position will be stationed at the AARP Nebraska state office in Lincoln.   Position Description: Convene community leaders and members to identify SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition …

Budget proposal shifts costs to seniors and future retirees

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Money & Work AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s FY2015 budget proposal: “As AARP reviews the details of Chairman Ryan’s proposals, we encourage members of Congress to consider the impact on real people when looking for ways to address our nation’s financial challenges. “Chairman Ryan’s proposed budget fails to address the high costs of health care and instead shifts costs onto seniors and future retirees. Repealing the benefits of the …

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

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

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

Money & Work 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 …

Nebraska seniors saved nearly $19 million on RX drugs in 2013

Nebraska seniors saved nearly $19 million on RX drugs in 2013

Posted on 03/24/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Money & Work The numbers are in, and they are impressive – Nebraska residents on Medicare saved nearly $19 million on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $754. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare Part …

Spring into Action with a Career Professional

Spring into Action with a Career Professional

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

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand I often ask job seekers with more than 20 years of experience how they got into their careers. Surprisingly, most say it was by accident. Think about your own experience. Maybe you took a skills assessment or a career survey in high school or college. Or maybe life circumstances factored into your career choice. Perhaps you took what was available at the time, or made your decision based on family obligations. That’s how a lot of …

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

Money & Work 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 …