AARP President

AARP President

Council Bluffs and Omaha metro-area AARP members and residents are invited to attend An Afternoon with AARP featuring national AARP President Rob Romasco at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Omaha on Oct. 30.

Romasco will be joined by AARP leaders from Nebraska and Iowa to host a You’ve Earned a Say discussion about responsible solutions that will secure Medicare for future generations and prevent harmful cuts to Social Security. You’ve Earned a Say is a national conversation committed to providing Americans with information about the Medicare and Social Security proposals on the table in Washington — without the political jargon and spin.

“Too many politicians say the answer to the challenges facing Social Security and Medicare is to cut benefits or force seniors to pay more,” said Tony Vola, state president of AARP Iowa. “AARP believes there is a better way. We want to make sure that ordinary Americans who have paid into the system have a voice in the debate and so future generations get the benefits they’ve earned.”

An Afternoon with AARP, which is free and open to the public, will be from noon to 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St. The program includes:

•    Lunch and a You’ve Earned a Say conversation on Social Security and Medicare with AARP President Rob Romasco from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
•    Breakout sessions on tips for using social media (people encouraged to bring their smart phones and tablets), state tax reform and livable communities from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
•    Breakout sessions on the new health care law, a roundtable chat with AARP President Rob Romasco and tips for using social media from 3 to 4 p.m.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided at no cost, but space is limited and registration is required. RSVP by Oct. 24 by calling 1-877-926-8300 toll free or register online at