Job Hunting in Your Own Backyard on May 15

Posted on 05/5/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Events | Money & Work | Press If you are seeking employment in the Omaha area, you won’t want to miss the 13th Annual John Bernardi Job Fair on May 15. AARP Nebraska is pleased to be a cosponsor of this public event with Omaha Public Library. This is a great opportunity to learn about existing job opportunities and find out what local employers have to offer. In addition, you are invited to attend several skill-building workshops on May 13 to help prepare you for your job …

Nominate an outstanding Nebraska volunteer for 2015 AARP State Andrus Award

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Press | Volunteering AARP Nebraska is seeking nominations for its 2015 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors age 50-plus Nebraskans who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “We want to recognize Nebraskans age 50 and older who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Robin Szwanek, community outreach director with AARP Nebraska. Nebraska’s Andrus Award recipient will be honored with a …

Don’t Let Identity Thieves Identify You

Posted on 05/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Fraud AARP Nebraska and Shred-it, a company that specializes in document destruction, are sponsoring a community shredding event on May 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The effort aims to help Nebraskans safely dispose of unwanted documents as part of spring cleaning—and to keep their personal information out of the hands of identity thieves. The free event is open to everyone—AARP members and nonmembers alike. Mobile shredders will be at the east end of the top-level parking lot at the …

AARP Discount on Omaha Storm Chasers Game May 6

Posted on 04/29/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Community | Events Baseball season is in full swing. Join us on Wednesday, May 6, at Werner Park as the Omaha Storm Chasers take on the Round Rock Express. Werner Park is located at 12356 Ballpark Way in Papillion, NE. Doors open to the public at 10 a.m. and the game starts at 11:05 a.m. We are pleased to offer baseball fans a special AARP member discount to the game. Box seats are $8 for AARP members and their guests. Mention “Senior Day” …

AARP disappointed in Senators’ vote on ‘Seniors Amendment’

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing Last night the U.S. Senate voted on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R. 2) that permanently replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate reimbursements to physicians under Medicare. The Senate also voted on the Cardin-Vitter “Seniors’ Amendment” which was a Key Vote for AARP. AARP applauds the momentous bipartisan Senate vote on MACRA to repeal and replace the flawed SGR formula with an improved payment system. AARP has long advocated for a …

Free Classes May Help You Cozy Up to the Computer

Posted on 04/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events | Local Resources | Technology | Volunteering The AARP Information Center in Omaha is offering classes for people who want to get comfortable with using a computer or tablet to send email and navigate the Internet. The classes are free and open to the public. AARP membership is not required. People who never learned to use computers in a classroom or on the job are welcome, as are those who have a little experience but want to freshen their skills. With enrollment limited to eight people per …