Nebraska falls short on services for older Nebraskans, caregivers

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Nebraska | Press While Nebraska ranks 20th overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, AARP warns much more must be done, at an accelerated pace, to improve across-the-board. This is the conclusion of a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation.   For Nebraska, the report flagged the cost of home care; adequacy of the in-home services workforce; balance in state …

Volunteers needed for 4th Annual Road to Omaha® Run!

Posted on 06/12/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Nebraska | Volunteering AARP friends!!  Would you like to volunteer your services for a timely and fun event?  The College World Series Inc, NCAA, & Northwestern Mutual are excited to announce the 4th Annual Road to Omaha® Run. The 5k run will be held the morning of Sunday, June 22nd. Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to help make the run a success! Please consider signing up for a shift. All duties are described here. The first 40 volunteers are guaranteed an authentic CWS 2014 Polo shirt …

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work | Nebraska By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

Back to Basics: Roadway Fundamentals Refresher

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family | Nebraska By Julie E. Lee When’s the last time you refreshed your knowledge of the rules of the road? If you’re like most older Americans, it’s probably been decades since you took a driver’s education course and got your first driver’s license. But even the most experienced drivers can benefit from a tune-up.   That’s what new research by AARP and the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, found. Using a driving simulator, the study aimed to uncover areas where …

Catch your second wind in life, work and play

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Nebraska By Michele Harms, AARP Nebraska Student Intern In late May, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Second Wind Tour presented by Dr. Bill Thomas and sponsored by AARP’s Life Reimagined  and Capital Impact Partners in Kansas City, Missouri. The Second Wind tour is making stops in 25 locations throughout the United States embracing and encouraging new conversations about aging, growth and the re-imagination of life after retirement. Dr. Thomas wants participants to develop a new way to think …

Age of Champions a winner with Lincoln audience

Posted on 05/16/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Nebraska On May 14, about 200 people filled Lincoln’s Edgewood Cinema for a special screening of the award-winning PBS documentary Age of Champions. It was a hit with the audience! The film portrays a group of athletes chasing gold at the National Senior Games, ranging in age from 60-something to 100. These are people taking on life’s many challenges, not just age. Their stories offer encouragement to all of us about our ability to triumph over the perceived limitations of age. …