Find your way around the Health Care Law with free information sessions at Las Vegas libraries

Posted on 10/28/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Local Resources | Nevada Need help finding your way around the new Health Care Law?  AARP Nevada, in partnership with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, is pleased to offer free information sessions focused on how the law affects you and your family – whether or not you currently have health insurance, as well as recent changes to the law.  The sessions will include discussion of new benefits, protections and resources available under the law, and changes to the way those seeking insurance options connect with Nevada HealthLink, the …

AARP Nevada Recognizes Domingo Floresta with 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 10/22/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Nevada | Volunteering Domingo Floresta has been selected to receive the 2014 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service – the organization’s most prestigious state volunteer award.  The award recognizes Floresta’s dedicated, inspiring service to the Las Vegas community as a volunteer leader. As a volunteer, Floresta leads the Patient Ambassador Program at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Rose de Lima Campus. Seeing a need for patient and family advocacy, Floresta helped develop and build the Ambassador program from the ground up, regularly working …

To Connect with the Grandkids, Get Social

Posted on 10/10/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Nevada | Volunteering Want to “friend” your kids and grandchildren or “tweet” them your thoughts from time to time? To beef up computer literacy across the generational divide, AARP and the City of Las Vegas are offering free social media classes for Nevadans age 50-plus. Small group classes at Howard Lieburn Senior Center help participants get the most out of social networking while maintaining privacy and security. Besides “following” your family members, you can learn about local discounts and events at facebook.com/aarpnv and …

Got financial skills? Help Nevadans by becoming an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer!

Posted on 09/17/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Money & Work | Nevada | Volunteering Got financial skills? Love working with numbers? You can help Nevadans maximize their money this tax season by becoming a Tax-Aide volunteer! Each year, the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program provides free tax preparation for thousands across the country.  Last season in Nevada, Tax-Aide volunteers served nearly 15,000 people throughout the state, preparing returns and answering questions for some who did not need to file.  Their efforts resulted in more than $10 million in tax refunds! More than 260 Nevada Tax-Aide …

Caregiver Connections: Learn from the experts, connect with resources

Posted on 09/12/2014 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 – …

Guest column: Kinky Boots – a Broadway matinee in Las Vegas

Posted on 09/11/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events | Nevada This month, the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots kicked off its national tour in Las Vegas at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts!  AARP Nevada was pleased to be able to bring a special offer to our members of discounted tickets to a specially-added Wednesday matinee of this acclaimed production.  AARP Nevada ambassador Janice Alpern, a longtime volunteer and arts fan who also leads the Cinemaniacs movie club, pens today’s guest blog with her reflections on the show, and …