Caregiver Connections: Learn from the experts, connect with resources

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

Local Resources 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

Local Resources 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

Local Resources 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 …

Nevadans, get free assistance preparing and filing your taxes!

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

Local Resources Need a little help preparing and filing your taxes? You’re in luck! This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the Tax-Aide program.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.      “The Tax-Aide …

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

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

Local Resources 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 Insurance Marketplace Offers Consumers Choices

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources Nevada Health Link launched this month, providing an online marketplace where Nevadans can compare health insurance plans and enroll in the one that best meets their needs. Established by the Affordable Care Act, the program will benefit both uninsured Nevadans and those who wish to change plans. AARP is spreading the word about Nevada Health Link and the new law, which requires almost everyone to be insured and provides tax credits to help many people pay for it. With high …