Caregiver Connections: Learn from the experts, connect with resources

Posted on 03/26/2014 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 – …

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 …

Julie E. Lee, Vice President & National Director, AARP Driver Safety, Education and Outreach

Keeping Your Cool: Tips to Beat Road Rage

Posted on 10/4/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie Lee Road rage is a serious concern for American drivers. In one study of just 10,000 U.S. road rage incidents committed over seven years, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recorded at least 218 murders and another 12,610 injury cases. Many of us have encountered situations where reckless or inconsiderate drivers make their way into our driving lane. On any given day, we may encounter unavoidable instances where aggressive drivers turn without signaling, slam on their brakes suddenly, …

Nevadans Have a Choice on Time-of-Use Rates

Nevadans Have a Choice on Time-of-Use Rates

Posted on 09/19/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family In a win for people who spend daytime hours at home, Nevada is blocking utility companies from imposing higher rates during peak usage times. The law, which went into effect May 28, will help people who rely on air conditioning during Nevada’s scorching summer heat. AARP Nevada pushed for passage of this first-in-the-nation prohibition on utilities imposing time-of-use rates on all residential customers. The law allows consumers to opt in for such pricing, while sparing retirees, telecommuters, stay-at-home parents, shift …

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Register for “Caregiver Connect” Henderson, 9/21

Posted on 09/12/2013 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Home & Family Are you currently providing unpaid care for a loved one or friend, helping them with daily activities like getting dressed, medication management and transportation to and from appointments?  Do you struggle to find balance between work, family and caregiving responsibilities Do you neglect your own health needs as a result?  Help is available! Please join us for a free panel discussion and resource fair, open to all family caregivers:   Saturday, September 21 – 9:00-11:00 AM Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack …

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The UPS Store teams with AARPNV and Three Square Food Bank to Fight Senior Hunger in Southern Nevada

Posted on 08/19/2013 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Home & Family It’s a startling statistic – more than 80,000 seniors living in Southern Nevada are going hungry, or are at risk of hunger.  Many live on fixed incomes, and find themselves regularly choosing between purchasing needed medication, paying monthly bills, and shopping for groceries.  That’s why the more than 60 locally-owned outlets of The UPS Store in Southern Nevada are teaming up with AARP Nevada and Three Square for a special summer food drive to support seniors in need. “This is …