It’s Time to Take a Stand

Posted on 02/5/2016 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

It’s a promise that’s been kept for generations. You pay into Social Security, you get the benefits you earned. But to keep that promise for future generations, Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st century. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year. Every year our leaders wait and do nothing, finding a solution grows more difficult. The only way to make progress is for our national leaders to make Social Security …

Close the Healthcare Coverage Gap – Support LB 1032

Posted on 02/4/2016 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

State Senator John McCollister of Omaha has introduced LB 1032, the Transitional Health Insurance Program Act. The bill will provide affordable healthcare coverage to tens of thousands of hard-working Nebraskans who don’t have insurance and can’t afford it. Learn more about LB 1032. Our state leaders need to act this year to bring back about $2 billion in federal funds – our tax dollars – to Nebraska between now and 2020. The money will boost Nebraska’s economy, supporting an estimated …

AARP Celebrates Black History Month with Free Screening of SELMA

Posted on 02/3/2016 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

AARP Nebraska will honor Black History Month with a free screening of the critically acclaimed film SELMA, at Omaha’s Aksarben Cinema on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. Starring David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey, Selma is based on the remarkable true story of the epic march that resulted in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Director Anna DuVernay tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the crowd that he led from Selma to Montgomery, …

Strong Majority of Nebraskans Age 45+ Support Paid Family Leave

Posted on 02/1/2016 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

A strong majority of Nebraska voters age 45 and over support paid time off for family caregiving responsibilities, according to a recent AARP survey. LB 850, the Family Medical Leave Insurance Act, introduced by State Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue, would allow eight weeks of paid leave for workers who are caring for others and 12 weeks for those needing time away from their jobs to care for themselves. “LB 850 supports the efforts of Nebraska’s unpaid family caregivers, who …

Schedule an AARP Fraud Watch Network Presentation

Posted on 01/22/2016 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Did you know there were nearly 8,000 consumer complaints of ID theft and fraud from Nebraskans in 2014? Whether it’s over the phone, through the mail, online or even at your door, con artists are constantly scheming to get you and your loved ones to open their wallets. The AARP Fraud Watch Network helps arm you with the tools you need to fight fraud and protect your personal information. We have trained volunteer educators to help Nebraskans protect themselves from …

AARP Nebraska Endorses Home Care Consumer Bill of Rights

Posted on 01/21/2016 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

AARP Nebraska has endorsed the Home Care Consumer Bill of Rights Act. LB 698, introduced by State Sen. Heath Mello of Omaha, would spell out protections for Nebraskans who receive home care services to help them stay independent and reduce their need to move into a nursing home. The bill would apply to Nebraskans over the age of 60 and younger persons with disabilities. “There is much to like about this bill. AARP believes it is important to establish the …