— From Feb. 1 through April 18, AARP Foundation provides free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering free tax preparation help to anyone, especially people age 50 and older who cannot afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide, which is offered free of charge, is available to AARP members and non-members and includes more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, …

— The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals across Nebraska. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for individuals at every level of experience who want to make a difference in …

— You don’t have to sweat it out this tax season. If you are a Nebraska resident, AARP Tax-Aide can lend you or your loved one(s) a helping hand depending on where you live in the state. A nationwide partnership between the AARP Foundation and the Internal Revenue Service, AARP Tax-Aide provides free tax counseling and preparation services from February 1 to April 15. Trained volunteers at AARP Tax-Aide sites across Nebraska stand ready and eager to help low- to middle-income …

— As the oldest boomers draw close to turning 70, Nebraska lawmakers have called for a plan to help state agencies prepare for more cases of dementia and to identify gaps in services. Already, about 33,000 Nebraskans age 65 and older suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to grow by about 20 percent over the next decade. The Aging Nebraskans Task Force aims to identify existing resources that could help dementia patients and their caregivers, and to develop …

— 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 …

— On the heels of a new report showing the top scam in Nebraska is impostor scams, the AARP Fraud Watch Network offers tips so people can learn how to protect themselves from all ten of the top scams reported by Nebraskans in 2014. According to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, 8,721 Nebraskans reported being scammed last year. Impostor scams topped the list of consumer complaints. Age-wise, those in their 50s filed the most complaints – about one in …

—  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 …

— Ready for a new and rewarding volunteer opportunity serving adults age 50 and over in the Omaha metro area? The volunteer-run AARP Nebraska Information Center  is seeking  a Community Events Coordinator and Promotions/Public Relations Coordinator. Located in The Center Mall at 42nd and Center Sts.,  the center provides AARP publications at no cost, offers monthly educational and entertainment programs, along with services such as free Tax-Aide counseling, Medicare Part D assistance, help with homestead exemption applications, Driver Safety refresher courses, Tai Chi …

— Do you or a loved one want to learn the basics of using a computer, email and the Internet or need to brush up on the fundamentals? We’re pleased to offer our fall session of free computer classes in collaboration with Omaha Public Library. Absolutely no experience is required! These popular classes fill up fast, so register today to reserve your spot! If a space is not available, you will be placed on a waiting list for a future session …

— Ready to channel your inner entrepreneur or take your business smarts to the next level? Here’s your chance to explore the possibilities of being your own boss. AARP Nebraska and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold an Encore Entrepreneur Speed Mentoring event on April 23 in Omaha. The event is designed to provide counseling, mentoring and training for those aged 50 and older who would like to start or grow a business. From writing a …