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

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

Money & Work  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 …

Going to Bat for State Residents 50+

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work During the legislative session that begins Jan. 7, AARP Nebraska will focus on caregiving, long-term care and tax relief. AARP is pressing for a tax credit for Nebraskans who serve as a caregiver for someone in their home and who meet certain financial criteria. The state office also is seeking legislation to beef up the state’s aging and disability resource centers, which provide one-stop shopping for long-term care services. AARP Nebraska is recruiting volunteers to help with advocacy and boost …

Schedule a Presentation on How to Fight Fraud

Posted on 11/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work AARP Fraud Watch Network volunteers are speaking to community groups throughout Nebraska about how to fight fraud. The trained presenters explain how scammers think, how to avoid identity theft and what to do if you or someone you know is scammed. Some presentations include first-hand accounts from victims. The sessions are free, and participants can sign up for watchdog alerts to stay up to date about scams currently happening close to home. Nebraskans reported about 7,600 cases of fraud and …

Boomers: Get Ready for Your Future at After Hours with AARP

Posted on 09/25/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Money & Work Baby boomers who are planning for or approaching retirement are invited to attend After Hours with AARP in Lincoln on Oct. 30 or Nov. 6. The informal wine-and-food event will be held on both dates from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Art and Soul, located on 5740 Hidcote Drive. “Join us for wine tasting and a cooking demonstration along with some tips from an experienced Certified Financial Planner to help you prepare for a secure retirement,” said Connie Benjamin, …

Outsmarting Investment Fraud sessions coming to North Platte & McCook

Posted on 09/24/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Money & Work Residents in North Platte and McCook will get the scoop on how to keep their investments safe from scammers during a free program on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation, Community Hospital and AARP Nebraska are hosting “Outsmarting Investment Fraud” sessions open to the public. Experts from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and AARP Foundation will conduct the program. Their presentation will be followed by a discussion with local law enforcement about current scams in …

Office of Public Guardian Aims to Halt Financial Abuse

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work Older Nebraskans who are not capable of making financial decisions and don’t have a family member who can help will soon be able to have a legal guardian with training and oversight from the state court system. Gov. Dave Heineman (R) signed legislation in April to create the state Office of Public Guardian. AARP pushed for the law, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2015. Nebraska was the last state to launch such a program. The state’s current system relies …