—  AARP Nebraska announces two winners for the AARP Community Challenge, which is aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community level. The winning projects include installation of wayfinding signage and benches in Hebron for increased walkability and start-up capital for recruitment and training of drivers for a ride-sharing system serving Kearney residents. Each project was partially or fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “AARP …

— The Internet is a gold mine for con artists. Criminals use a variety of scams to defraud Internet users, ranging from simple frauds to complex hacking. You are invited to attend a special AARP Fraud Watch Network program to help you stay ahead of the scammers. Learn about practices that put you at risk and steps you can take to keep your information secure when online. There is no cost for this event including a light meal. Space is limited …

— Take advantage of our April 22 community shredding day in Omaha to fight fraud and ID theft. Bring up to three boxes or bags of documents for secure, on-site shredding. If you don’t need it, shred it! Make time for spring cleaning and safely destroy your unwanted papers. Drive through and drop off your confidential documents and we’ll shred them for you – on the spot. AARP Nebraska is a cosponsor of this FREE community event with the Better Business …

— Hastings residents are invited to attend two special upcoming AARP Nebraska events at no charge. Donut Moments with AARP on April 20 will feature coffee, doughnuts and conversation with Mayor Corey Stutte to hear about future plans for Hastings. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Heartland Bank, 3701 Osborne Drive West.  Space is limited and RSVP is required by April 18. Call (402) 323-5426 to reserve a seat. On May 5, AARP will host …

— Know an amazing 50+ volunteer? AARP Nebraska is seeking nominations for the 2017 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 …

— AARP Nebraska testified March 2 at the State Capitol in opposition to LR1CA, a proposed constitutional amendment requiring Nebraska voters to show photo ID at polling places. “AARP believes that the right of all citizens to vote in free and fair elections is among the most basic of all civil rights and must be vigorously upheld,” Advocacy Director Mark Intermill told senators on the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. He said that LR1CA would prevent some eligible citizens from …

— Back by popular demand for the 11th year, AARP Nebraska and Shred-It will host a free community shredding day in Omaha on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The drive-through shredding session will be held at The Center Mall at 42nd and Center Sts. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the east end of the top level of The Center Mall’s parking lot. People should enter the parking lot at 40th & Center Sts. State-of-the-art mobile shredders will be set up …

— We need your help staffing and planning fun local AARP events in your community. See more details below and apply today!  AARP Event Volunteer Be the smiling and friendly face of AARP at events in your area! Tasks may include helping with registration or greeting attendees at local AARP events such as AARP Life Reimagined, AARP Fraud Watch or AARP Movies for Grownups; helping set up and staffing community booths at fairs; and helping people as they drop off personal …

— Did you know there were nearly 8,000 consumer complaints of ID theft and fraud from Nebraskans in 2014? Whether it’s over the phone, through the mail, online or even at your door, con artists are constantly scheming to get you and your loved ones to open their wallets. The AARP Fraud Watch Network helps arm you with the tools you need to fight fraud and protect your personal information. We have trained volunteer educators to help Nebraskans protect themselves from …

—  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 …