Stay young, volunteer!

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Guest blog by Harvey Lee, AARP Nevada volunteer   So you’re getting ready to retire or have just retired and now you aren’t sure what you are going to do with your retirement time. Volunteer. Here are several reasons it’s a great idea: Staying active is a healthy choice. Sitting down and doing nothing is an unhealthy choice. And it’s pretty boring. My wife and I recently returned from a seven-week volunteer experience at a lighthouse in northern California. (Battery …

Caregiver Connections: Learn from the experts, connect with resources

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing 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 – …

Las Vegas ranked 13th most dangerous in the nation for preventable pedestrian deaths

Posted on 05/20/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Las Vegas is among the most dangerous communities in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 13th most dangerous out of the 51 largest metro areas, a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, said. Over the decade from 2003 – 2012, 540 Nevadans were killed while walking, including 413 in the metro Las Vegas area. The report, Dangerous by Design 2014 ranks America’s major metropolitan areas according to a Pedestrian Danger Index that …

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

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

Health & Wellbeing 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 …

AARP Nevada Offers Free Health Care Law Information Sessions at Southern Nevada Libraries

Posted on 02/19/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Need help finding your way around the new Health Care Law?  AARP Nevada is pleased to offer a series of free information sessions at Southern Nevada libraries, focused on how the law affects you and your family – whether or not you currently have health insurance.  These sessions include a discussion of new benefits, protections and resources available under the law, and how those seeking insurance options can connect with Nevada HealthLink, the state’s insurance marketplace. All sessions are free and open to the public.  More events may be added …

Health Law: What’s in It for Me?

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing As open enrollment continues in the health insurance marketplace, many Nevadans are still asking “What’s in it for me?” To help people find answers, AARP offers free information sessions at public libraries in southern Nevada. Experts explain how to use Nevada Health Link to compare plans, enroll and learn about subsidies that can help cover the cost. Visitors to the site also can determine their eligibility for the state’s newly expanded Medicaid program. Nevada has one of the highest rates …