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— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

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— AARP Nebraska is a member of the Aging Nebraskans Task Force created by the Nebraska Legislature. The task force recently released a state plan for coping with Alzheimer’s Disease to help meet the needs of patients and caregivers. Here is a summary provided by the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter. The Nebraska State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias is a thorough examination and set of recommendations to confront the sweeping economic and social impact of Alzheimer’s disease for Nebraskans. …

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— AARP and the Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program are hosting free workshops to help Nebraskans plan for retirement. The sessions will cover essential information about both Social Security and Medicare. “Attendees will learn more about getting the most out of their hard-earned Social Security benefits so they can make informed decisions based on their circumstances,” said Robin Szwanek, community outreach director for AARP Nebraska. The workshops will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Southeast Community College …

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— With the June 30 homestead exemption filing deadline just days away, thousands of older Nebraskans qualify for a break on their property taxes but may not know it. AARP Nebraska urges homeowners age 65 plus to take a close look at the homestead exemption since the law was changed in 2014 to cover more people. The Nebraska Legislature extended property tax relief to an estimated 20,000 more homeowners age 65 and over and increased the amount of relief for an …

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— AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins offered the following statement in reaction to the Social Security Trustees report released today: “The Social Security Trustees report comes this year at an opportune time to remind us that Americans want to live independently as we age, so as we watch parades, and fireworks and wave our flags during upcoming July 4th celebrations, we also have an opportunity to ask candidates running for office what they would do to update the popular icon of …

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— AARP and Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)* will present a free workshop on July 13 in Grand Island to help people prepare financially for retirement. The popular program, now in its third year, will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Grand Island Public Library, 211 N. Washington St. Refreshments will be provided.   There is no cost for this event but registration is required. RSVP by calling 1-877-926-8300 toll free. The session will review what soon-to-be-retirees …

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— Attention Nebraska family caregivers! You may be caring for an older parent or loved one helping them to live independently in their own homes. Chances are that you have a lot of responsibility for your family member’s well-being, and now there’s support in place to make life a little bit easier. AARP Nebraska fought for passage of the Assisting Caregiver Transitions Act –also known as ACT – to help family caregivers when their loved one goes into the hospital and …

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— If you’re a 50+ job seeker, what’s the first thing you should do? Don’t miss our interactive webinar “Target, Conquer & Focus: Getting Back to Work” Tuesday, June 14th at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT!  Holly Brack — National Program Coordinator at AARP Foundation with over 20 years of experience teaching job search skills — will help you learn how to target your job search, conquer the job application, focus on yourself and stay strong. She’ll be joined by Back to …

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— Mark your calendar and join us for a free movie night! The recently released movie, Hello, My Name is Doris, is back in Lincoln on Thursday, June 23 for one night only. AARP members and their guests are invited to attend a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of this 2016 film starring Sally Field. Hello, My Name is Doris is a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age-story. After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain …