AARP Voters’ Guides Now Live!

Posted on 09/9/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Press The AARP voters’ guides to the 2014 elections are here! Find out where the major candidates stand on issues important to Nebraskans 50 and older before you cast your vote on November 4. AARP asked candidates for Nebraska Governor and the Nebraska Legislature questions about financial security, family caregiving, consumer protection and transportation policy. See their responses side by side, along with AARP’s position on these relevant issues. Guides are also available for the U.S. House and Senate races, where …

Broken Bow woman receives AARP Nebraska’s highest volunteer award

Posted on 09/8/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Press Deborah McCaslin, a long-time civic leader in Broken Bow, has been selected to receive AARP Nebraska’s highest volunteer award. She is the 13th volunteer to be honored with the annual AARP Nebraska Andrus Award for Community Service since it was established in 2002. McCaslin’s charity, TeamMates of Broken Bow Chapter, is a big winner, too. AARP Nebraska will present the organization with a check for $2,500 on behalf of McCaslin, who is president of the TeamMates chapter board. TeamMates is …

Future geriatrician has calling to serve older adults

Posted on 09/3/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Press By Carmen Ochoa Thank You, AARP. When I first started college last fall, I knew that I enjoyed older people, and could see myself working with them as a professional. Now, less than a year later, I am confident in my path, and believe I have a calling to serve them. How can a little less than a year make such a big difference? The answer is easy. The answer is AARP. I came into this internship, a wide eyed …

‘Helpful Tips for Living with Alzheimer’s’ Program Set for July 26

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

Press AARP Mid-City Chapter 5253 invites the public to attend an educational program on living with Alzheimer’s disease. The event will be held in Omaha on Saturday, July 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Malcolm X Foundation, 3448 Evans St. Refreshments will be served. Featured speakers from the Alzheimer’s Midlands Chapter are Vivyonne Ewing, President, and Clayton Freeman, Program and Public Policy Director. According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, “many Americans dismiss the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, believing …

Nebraska falls short on services for older Nebraskans, caregivers

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

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 …

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

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

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 …