‘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 …

Job hunting in your own backyard

Posted on 04/30/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Press Do you live in or near Omaha? If you are job hunting or wish to polish your job-seeking skills, look no further than your own backyard. The 12th Annual John Bernardi Job Fair, co-sponsored by Omaha Public Library and AARP Nebraska, will be held in Omaha from May 13 to May 16. All of the week’s skill-building sessions and job fair will take place at the library’s Washington Branch at 2868 Ames Avenue. The events are free and no RSVP …

Annual shredding day returns to Omaha May 17

Posted on 04/30/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Press Back by popular demand for the ninth year, AARP Nebraska and Shred-It will host a free community shredding day in Omaha on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at The Center Mall on 42nd and Center Sts. People can avoid becoming victims of identity theft by shredding sensitive documents with personal information, such as cancelled checks, credit card offers, old bank and financial statements and medical bills. The drive-through shredding session will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the east …

Outsmarting Investment Fraud Session with Lunch on May 28

Posted on 04/30/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Press Join us for lunch in Omaha on Wednesday, May 28 to get the scoop on how to keep your money safe from investment scams! The FINRA Investor Education Foundation, AARP Nebraska and Omaha Public Library are hosting an  “Outsmarting Investment Fraud” session open to the public. Experts from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and AARP Foundation will conduct the session. The free program will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library’s Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood …