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— Suzy Campbell, a long-time community volunteer from Lincoln championing the needs of family caregivers, has been selected to receive AARP Nebraska’s highest volunteer award. She is the 15th volunteer to be honored with the annual AARP Nebraska Andrus Award for Community Service since 2002. Campbell’s charity, Lincoln Community Foundation, is a big winner, too. On Sept. 16, AARP Nebraska presented the organization with a check for $2,500 on behalf of Campbell, who has been active as a volunteer in the …

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— Nebraskans who want to steer clear of investment scams and other kinds of fraud are invited to attend forums in three cities next month. The events will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Kearney, Oct. 4; Grand Island, Oct. 6; and North Platte, Oct. 12. The Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance is hosting the forums in cooperation with other state agencies and AARP. In 2015, more than 600 Nebraskans were defrauded of $17.5 million, according to the Nebraska …

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— Joys and Challenges Facing Military Caregivers featuring MG Antonio M. Taguba, USA (Ret.) and Meg Kabat, Department of Veterans Affairs Thursday, September 8th 2pm ET/1pm CT REGISTER HERE After his parents became ill, Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba and his siblings found themselves unprepared to care for them. Faced with tough decisions about health and finances, they found a way to care for their parents the best they could. Join Major General Taguba and Meg Kabat, National Director, Caregiver Support …

Mark Intermill, advocacy director for AARP Nebraska, wants to keep Social Security strong for his granddaughter Charlotte.

— Thousands of Nebraskans will have the opportunity to make their voices heard on what Social Security means to them and their loved ones during Older Nebraskans Day at the Nebraska State Fair on Sept. 1. AARP’s national Take A Stand campaign is focused on pressing presidential and congressional candidates to show leadership on Social Security. New analysis conducted by AARP shows that 1.1 million Nebraska workers stand to lose 25 percent of their benefits after 2034 if the President and …

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— Unstuck! Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver With Humor featuring Peter Rosenberger Thursday, August 25th 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT Listen up family caregivers: humor is an expression of a healthy heart — not a defense mechanism! After more than 30 years as a family caregiver for his wife, Gracie, including 78 operations, 60 doctors in 12 hospitals and $9 million in medical bills, Peter Rosenberger has learned: it’s OK to laugh! Join him for this free online event …

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— AARP is a proud sponsor of the national Age of Disruption Tour that will make stops in Omaha on Sept. 20 and Lincoln on Sept. 21. Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative and creative thinkers working in medicine today, brings a radical new approach to growth and aging through his modern day American Chautauqua movement in The Age of Disruption Tour. Barnstorming the country in a rock n’ roll tour bus, Dr. Bill Thomas is engaging with communities …

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— New analysis conducted by AARP shows that 1.1 million Nebraska workers who are paying into Social Security today stand to lose 25 percent of their benefits if the President and Congress don’t act. While the revenue shortfall faced by the Social Security system that could result in cuts is not imminent, in June, the Social Security Trustees reported that the trust fund would run dry in 2034. After that time, across-the-board cuts of nearly 25 percent would take effect if …

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—   Have you reached a crossroads in your life? Trying to find your what’s next? At upcoming Life Reimagined Checkups in Omaha, we’ll guide you through personal reflection, insightful activities and thoughtful conversations. The session is a free two-hour experience to help you get inspired about your possibilities. Refreshments are provided and space is limited. Choose one session below: Wednesday, August 24 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Millard Branch Library 13214 Westwood Lane Omaha, NE RSVP by August 22. Contact …

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— AARP is on the move in Lincoln this fall! Get to know us better and what we’re doing in your backyard. Check out the opportunities below and register today. Space is limited! Prepare for Your Retirement SCC Continuing Education Auditorium 301 S 68th St Place Tuesday, August 30 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. COST:  FREE Register here or call 1-877-926-8300. Learn more about getting the most out of your hard-earned Social Security and Medicare benefits so that you can make …

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— The Missing Middle Housing – An Evening with Daniel Parolek” Daniel Parolek, Opticos Design Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. UNO’s Mammel Hall 6708 Pine St, Omaha, NE 68106 Free and open to the public – please join us!   Daniel is an architect and urbanist who has worked with cities and towns of all sizes around the world to create vibrant, urban visions that reinforce the unique character of a place and that support local economies. “Missing Middle” …