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Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older?

Posted on 04/11/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Nevada | Volunteering They’re in the community every day – volunteering, making a difference, lending their time and talent to help others in need.  They work in food banks and animal shelters, in schools and in hospitals.  They are often unsung heroes, working and giving without recognition or thanks –  just because it’s the right thing to do.  If you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older, show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2014 AARP Nevada Andrus Award …

Kick Off a Summer of Fun and Rock the Night Away

Kick Off a Summer of Fun and Rock the Night Away

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Nevada Ready to rock the night away? Join us on Saturday, May 24 for the 2014 KOOL/KJUL Summer of Fun Kickoff - an evening of classic hits, classic cars and dancing under the stars at the Cannery Casino Hotel. As a cosponsor of the event, AARP Nevada invites members and nonmembers alike to enjoy favorite hits from the 1960s and 70s. Headliners include The Happenings (“See You in September”), Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters (“Save the Last Dance for Me”), The Tokens (“The …

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Caregiver Connections: Learn from the experts, connect with resources

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Nevada Between work and family responsibilities, caregivers lead extremely busy and stressful lives. The number of issues they may face in a caregiving role can be daunting – from sorting through a web of insurance and financial issues, to arranging transportation and helping ensure health care needs are met and instructions followed.   At any given time, more than 364,000 Nevadans are serving as caregivers – including more than a third of residents over the age of 50. Recognizing the critical and complex roles that caregivers play – …

Survey: Older Nevadans strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination

Survey: Older Nevadans strongly support bipartisan legislation to fight age discrimination

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Advocacy | Money & Work | Nevada Older Nevadans overwhelmingly support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination in the workplace, a new AARP survey shows. The poll conducted this month of registered voters 50 and older found a remarkable 85 percent favor passage of the bipartisan “Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act” (POWADA). In contrast, only 8 percent oppose passage, the survey reported.  ”This AARP survey confirms what Nevadans know: huge majorities demand fairness for older workers,” said Hilarie Grey, communications director for AARP Nevada. “And that …

Need help getting covered?  In-person assistance is available!

Need help getting covered? In-person assistance is available!

Posted on 03/6/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Nevada Still need to get covered? March 31 is the deadline to enroll in health insurance plans offered through Nevada HealthLink, the state’s marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Federally-approved navigators and assistors can help you compare plans and sign up for the one that’s right for you.  If you live in the metro Las Vegas area, you can get free in-person assistance at libraries and Nevada JobConnect sites before the March 31 deadline: East Valley Family Services offers appointments between 10:00 …

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Las Vegas film buffs, join the AARP Nevada Movie Club!

Posted on 03/3/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events | Nevada Are you a movie lover? Do you enjoy comparing notes with fellow theatergoers? Do you share reviews or even write your own? Whether you enjoy comedies or dramas, Oscar contenders or big-budget blockbusters, the AARP Movie Club may be just the place for you! This new group will be a fun place for AARP members and friends who live in the Las Vegas valley to discuss current releases, favorite films and more. Please join us for the FIRST meeting of …