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. …

20,000 more Nebraskans 65+ qualify for property tax relief

Posted on 05/5/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Nebraska | Press Fortunately for thousands of older Nebraskans, more property tax relief is on the way. The Nebraska Legislature approved a measure this session broadening the income eligibility for the homestead exemption. LB 986 extends property tax relief to an additional 20,000 homeowners age 65 and older and increases the amount of relief for an additional 10,000 people. The bill is estimated to bring $4.6 million in homestead exemptions to older Nebraskans. “Property taxes are considered by many retirees in Nebraska to …

Honk If You Hear Me! Three Tips on Hearing and Driving

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family | Nebraska By Julie E. Lee Honking horns, emergency vehicle sirens and engines: what do all of these sounds have in common? You need to hear all of them while driving. Safe driving relies on good vision and good hearing. Our ability to hear something before we see it helps us respond more quickly to potential danger. But over time, our hearing may diminish and we might start to miss cues that we used to hear. According to the National Institutes of …

A Pledge to Live Longer and Smarter

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Nebraska By Nicole Duritz Like snowflakes, no two women are alike. But we do tend to hold one thing in common: we take care of others before we take care of ourselves. As a gift to yourself this Mother’s Day, how about focusing on your own wellbeing? A great place to start is to join AARP’s Decide. Create. Share℠ initiative. It’s designed to help women of any age take steps today to prepare for a healthy, safe and secure tomorrow. Through …