Join the AARP Nebraska Information Center Volunteer Team!

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

Local Resources | Nebraska | Volunteering 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 …

Going to Bat for State Residents 50+

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

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Money & Work | Nebraska | Volunteering 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 …

Aging & Disability Resource Center a one-stop shop of information and assistance

Posted on 11/23/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Nebraska Below is AARP testimony presented on Nov. 13 to state senators who serve on the Aging Nebraskans Task Force regarding the need for an Aging and Disability Resource Center to serve older Nebraskans and their families. This issue will be a top legislative priority for AARP Nebraska in 2015. For more information, contact Mark Intermill at mintermill@aarp.org or 1-866-389-5651 toll free. “Good morning. My name is Glen Fewkes and I am a Legislative Representative in the Government Affairs Department of …

Taking care of your caregiver guilt

Posted on 11/19/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Nebraska By Teresa Ann Thompson [Don’t forget November is Caregiver Month. The nation and our state recognize caregivers at this time. Two out of five adults are now considered family caregivers.] Most family caregivers I know have experienced guilt to some degree, either before, during, or after their time of service for their loved one. As a matter of fact, I would not hesitate to say we are experts at guilt, due to the nature of caregiving. There are myriads of …

Schedule a Presentation on How to Fight Fraud

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

Events | Money & Work | Nebraska 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

Events | Money & Work | Nebraska | Press 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, …