Want to Change Your Life? Volunteer.

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Volunteering By Lester Strong, Vice President and Chief Executive of AARP Experience Corps It’s December. That part of the year when winter officially descends, providing us with short days and long, quiet nights. It’s a time when people reflect on their lives, giving thought to what they are doing now and where they want to be in the future. No matter the age or stage in life, as the year draws to a close nearly everyone takes time to “reimagine” their …

Volunteers Needed to Lobby Legislature

Volunteers Needed to Lobby Legislature

Posted on 12/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering AARP Nebraska is recruiting advocacy volunteers to lobby on issues important to people age 50-plus during the legislative session that begins Jan. 8. AARP staff and volunteers will meet with state legislators to discuss property tax relief, Medicaid expansion, long-term care services and retirement security. Volunteers will participate in lobby days, testify at public hearings and keep in touch with lawmakers throughout the session in person and by phone and email. Interested? Contact Mark Intermill, AARP associate state director for …

York man earns AARP Nebraska's highest volunteer awrd

York man earns AARP Nebraska’s highest volunteer awrd

Posted on 11/14/2013 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Volunteering Jack Vincent, a celebrated volunteer in the York community, is the 2013 recipient of AARP Nebraska’s highest volunteer award. He is the twelfth individual to be honored with the annual Andrus Award for Community Service since it was established in 2002. Vincent’s charity, TeamMates of York Chapter, is a big winner, too. AARP Nebraska presented the organization with a check for $2,500 on behalf of Vincent, who has served as a board member and mentor and is currently program co-coordinator …

Help wage fight against health care fraud

Help wage fight against health care fraud

Posted on 07/12/2013 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Volunteering Health care fraud is a booming business across the U.S., ranging from $80 billion to $160 billion in losses each year. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that consumers themselves lose more than $10 billion annually to health care fraud. What can we do about it as individuals? Join Nebraska’s Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP). As part of a nationwide effort to fight health care fraud and combat waste, Nebraska’s SMP relies on a dedicated corps of volunteer educators. Volunteers help people …

Nominate an outstanding 50+ Nebraska volunteer by June 1

Nominate an outstanding 50+ Nebraska volunteer by June 1

Posted on 05/21/2013 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Volunteering AARP Nebraska is seeking nominations for its 2013 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Nebraskans who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “We want to recognize Nebraskans age 50 and older who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Robin Szwanek, community outreach director with AARP Nebraska. For the first time starting in 2013, Nebraska’s Andrus Award …

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Omaha Volunteer Wins AARP Nebraska’s Highest Award

Posted on 12/12/2012 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Volunteering Omaha resident Ann Van Hoff has been selected by AARP to receive Nebraska’s 2012 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, the association’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award.  This award symbolizes an individual’s power and ability to make a difference in the lives of others. AARP Nebraska selected Van Hoff for her remarkable service and impact on the lives of others and on her community. A retired professional nurse, Van Hoff has been a leader and advocate in Omaha’s Benson …