Utility Watchdog Team Fights for Fair Rates

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

Advocacy | Home & Family | Money & Work | Nevada | Volunteering 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 …

Five Habits of Smart Drivers

Posted on 08/5/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Nevada By Julie E. Lee The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released some encouraging news: today’s drivers age 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations. If they do crash, they are also less likely to be killed or seriously injured. The Institute claims this is a result of safer cars and healthier individuals. Maintaining a healthy mental and physical state is critical to all aspects of our lives. The same is true for …

Stay young, volunteer!

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

Health & Wellbeing | Nevada | Volunteering 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 …

Special offer: Save on tickets to Nevada Ballet Theatre’s marquee productions!

Posted on 06/25/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events | Nevada Love the ballet? AARP members, friends and family can purchase tickets to Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 2014/15 productions at a special price! In collaboration with AARP Nevada, NBT is offering a $20 discount on tickets for A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Act I and Seasons (adapted from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons) on Sept. 20-21, perennial holiday favorite The Nutcracker,on Dec. 13-14 and Dec. 19-21, and Giselle, on May 9 and 10, 2015 . All NBT productions are at The Smith Center for the …

Caregiver Connections: Learn from the experts, connect with resources

Posted on 06/18/2014 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 – …

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

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

Events | Home & Family | Money & Work | Nevada 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, …