— On October 3rd, AARP Nebraska sponsored,  “A Family Affair: Understanding Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors and Screening Options”. The event was organized by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) who partnered with organizations from eight communities across the four-state region to host viewing sites for American Cancer Society’s Vice President of Cancer Control Intervention Dr. Durado Brooks’ live presentation, in which he presented colorectal cancer prevention techniques. The three biggest takeaways from the event were: 1.) Know your family history 2.) Talk to your health care provider …

— Are you concerned about the future of your healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act? You are invited to join us for community conversations across Nebraska to learn how proposed changes in health care coverage through the insurance exchange could affect you and your family. The sessions are aimed at Nebraskans ages 50-64 who don’t have employer-sponsored insurance and are eligible to enroll in ACA health plans. AARP will present the latest information on changes that Congress is considering. You …

—   Back by popular demand for the 12th year, AARP Nebraska and Shred-It will host a free community shredding day in Omaha on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at The Center Mall on 42nd and Center Sts. Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. People can avoid becoming victims of identity theft by shredding confidential documents with personal information, such as cancelled checks, credit card offers, old bank and financial statements and medical bills. The convenient drive-through shredding session will run …

— Is your retirement or eligibility for Social Security and Medicare benefits sneaking up on you? Attend a FREE workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 12 in Ralston or Thursday, Oct. 5 in Elkhorn to help you plan ahead. The events are intended for members between the ages of 60-70. For instance, you may not be sure whether to begin collecting Social Security at 62, 66 or 70. This is an individual decision based on your unique circumstances.  By attending one of our …

— As part of its Fraud Watch Network efforts, AARP Nebraska has teamed up with the Better Business Bureau and other organizations to sponsor Secure Your ID Day in Lincoln on Saturday, June 24. The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon at West Gate Bank, located at Old Cheney Road and Highway 2. Lincoln-area residents may drive through to drop off up to three bags or boxes of sensitive documents to be shredded on the spot at no cost. …

— AARP’s top volunteer state leader will be in Scottsbluff on April 10 and Grand Island on April 12 to visit informally with AARP members and the public. “We invite residents to learn more about what AARP is doing in the community and across the state on behalf of Nebraskans age 50 and over,” said Dave Holmquist, state president of AARP Nebraska. “I’ll be on hand to answer questions, share information about our work on the federal, state and local level …

— Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. Don’t let it be yours! Learn how to spot a scam and protect your personal information from falling into the hands of con artists. You are invited to attend an AARP Fraud Watch Network lunch program to help you stay ahead of the scammers. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required by March 6.     AARP Fraud Watch Network Lunch Program Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:00 Noon – …

— Nebraskans who want to assess where they are in life and figure out what to do next are invited to schedule a free Life Reimagined Checkup for a community group. The two-hour workshop, led by an AARP trained volunteer, can help participants give thought and structure to New Year’s resolutions; explore what’s next in terms of work, health and relationships; or embark on the pursuit of a long-deferred passion. The program aims to help participants recenter or reset their goals …

— AARP Nebraska offers free fraud presentations to community groups year round and is now scheduling sessions for 2017. Trained volunteers are available to make AARP Fraud Watch Network presentations across the state. These sessions can help Nebraskans stay up to date on the latest scams, be safe online and take action if they spot fraud. Last year, more than 1,900 Nebraskans filed reports of identity theft with the Federal Trade Commission. To schedule a presentation, email neaarp@aarp.org or call 866-389-5651 …

— Are you a family caregiver looking for resources that could help you on your journey? Don’t miss AARP’s Online Family Caregiving Fair, Thursday November 17. Register online now at: http://bit.ly/CareFairNE This free, online-event, which begins at 10 a.m. CT/9 a.m. MT will connect you to other family caregivers across the country along with resources and information from more than 20 AARP programs, non-profits and government agencies. Plus, don’t miss a special webinar featuring actress and family caregiving advocate Holly Robinson …