Learn to love Facebook and Twitter with hands-on social media classes

Posted on 08/28/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Home & Family Do you enjoy using Facebook, but worry about privacy on the social network? Hate sifting through irrelevant or annoying posts to find what you’re looking for? Do you want to learn about getting started on Twitter, and how it can help you follow breaking news, “jump the line” for customer service, cheer on your team, comment during a TV show you like, and much more? AARP Nevada is teaming up with the City of Las Vegas Lieburn Center to present …

Utility Watchdog Team Fights for Fair Rates

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family Anticipating that power utility NV Energy will propose rate changes this summer, AARP Nevada is recruiting volunteers to join its Utility Watchdogs team. Summer cooling costs are particularly burdensome for Nevadans on fixed incomes. When the state Public Utilities Commission considers a rate case, AARP experts comment on the proposal, and the AARP Nevada Utility Watchdog team ensures consumers’ voices are heard. The volunteers recently helped defeat a Southwest Gas proposal to charge customers for infrastructure replacement before the work …

Caregiver Connections: Learn from the experts, connect with resources

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

Home & Family 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 – …

Get ready for your future: Tips & tools for savings, retirement planning and more

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

Home & Family Whether you’re planning for retirement, travel, home remodeling or sending the kids to college, financial security is a crucial piece of your future.  Yet many people feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start when it comes to planning.   That’s why AARP Nevada is presenting a series of workshops connecting you with tips, free tools and information that can help.  Learn about finding the savings vehicles that are best for you, ways to cut costs, determining how much money you will need in retirement to achieve your goals, …

Honk If You Hear Me! Three Tips on Hearing and Driving

Posted on 05/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee Honking horns, emergency vehicle sirens and engines: what do all of these sounds have in common? You need to hear all of them while driving. Safe driving relies on good vision and good hearing. Our ability to hear something before we see it helps us respond more quickly to potential danger. But over time, our hearing may diminish and we might start to miss cues that we used to hear. According to the National Institutes of …

Health Law Workshops Offered

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family AARP Nevada is offering free workshops to explain how the Affordable Care Act affects people who have Medicare or buy their own health insurance, as well as those who are uninsured. In cooperation with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, the sessions will be held at libraries in Mesquite, Laughlin and the Las Vegas valley. Presenters will explain new benefits and help connect people to the health insurance marketplace at NevadaHealthLink .com. About 1 in 5 Nevadans lacks coverage, accounting …