Support for family caregivers, property tax relief top AARP legislative priorities in 2015

Posted on 02/6/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Strengthening supports for Nebraska’s 300,000 family caregivers so their loved ones can live independently in their homes and communities tops the list of measures AARP Nebraska will champion during the 2015 legislative session. AARP is calling on state lawmakers to pass LB 320, the Aging and Disability Resource Center Act introduced by State Sen. Kate Bolz of Lincoln. The ADRCs would be easy-to-find places in communities across the state where Nebraskans can seek help with the caregiving and long-term care …

Alzheimer’s plan will benefit all Nebraskans as they grow older

Posted on 02/6/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Uncategorized AARP Nebraska Executive Council Member Kathy Ward recently shared her personal story with the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee in support of LB 405. Among AARP Nebraska’s top priority bills for the 2015 legislative session, LB 405 calls for development of a state plan to address Alzheimer’s and the impact on families. Nearly 20 years ago, I called the physician assistant who was treating my mother in Alliance to ask whether the medications Mom was taking might account for …

Nebraskans at Risk of Tax ID Theft

Posted on 01/26/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Press To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax scams, releasing a new video, a tip sheet and encouraging people to take advantage of AARP’s free tax preparation services. Many taxpayers are putting themselves at greater risk of tax identity theft according to a recent national study released by the AARP Fraud Watch Network in conjunction with the education campaign to help prevent scammers …

Speed Dating for Adults 50+

Posted on 01/23/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Events Are you single, divorced or widowed and ready to try speed dating? Here’s a chance to meet your future romantic possibility just in time for Valentine’s Day. AARP Nebraska and Omaha Public Library are teaming up to host a special speed dating event for people age 50 and over on February 13. Speed dating is an easy and entertaining way to meet several people in one evening. You will have 4-5 minutes to pitch yourself to each potential date. Have fun, …

February 12 program eyes fraud, elder financial abuse

Posted on 01/13/2015 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Events Join us for dinner and a discussion about fraud and elder financial abuse in Columbus on Thursday, February 12. AARP Nebraska and Columbus Public Library are hosting a special program with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office and the Columbus Police Department to share information with you and your family about preventing fraud. The free event is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Columbus Public Library auditorium, 2504 14th St. A light dinner will be provided at no charge. Register …

Task force releases recommendations to plan for Nebraska’s aging population

Posted on 12/15/2014 by | AARP Nebraska | Comments

Local Resources | Press | Uncategorized  The Aging Nebraskans Task Force today released recommendations to plan for the future of the state’s rapidly aging population. The number of Nebraskans age 65 and over is projected to grow from 246,277 in 2010 to 324,697 in 2020 – a 31.6% increase. “Long term planning is the best strategy for promoting high quality of life for seniors in Nebraska while also maintaining good stewardship of state dollars. Promoting home and community based care, personal responsibility for financial planning, and …