Save on tickets to holiday classic The Nutcracker

Posted on 10/1/2014 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 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 Performing Arts in Las Vegas. Save $20 per seat while supplies last!  Visit the online box office here: …

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 …

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 …