solar decathlon

— Once again, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas is competing in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathalon, a collegiate competition of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. This year, the UNLV team has an additional goal in mind. AARP Nevada provided a volunteer focus group to help the engineering students design a home with aging in mind. The team’s 964-square-foot contest entry includes features that …

solar decathlon

— Recently, on a Saturday afternoon in Las Vegas, a group of AARP Nevada volunteers joined the members of the UNLV Solar Decathlon team to help build the perfect home for seniors of the future. UNLV Howard Hughes School of Engineering student, and Solar Decathlon team spokesperson, Valentina Alayon joins us on Nevada Voices to discuss the overall project and how AARP members are helping them with their entry in this year’s contest. What is the solar decathlon? The contest, officially …

— The City of Henderson is the first Nevada city to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, demonstrating a strong commitment to create an environment that is accessible and encourages active and healthy living for all ages.  Mayor Andy Hafen and the City Council proclaimed February 2 “Age-Friendly Community Day” in Henderson to kick-off an extensive process to identify and address priorities to make its neighborhoods livable and sustainable. Henderson residents are invited to get involved in the early stages …

pedestrian safety

— When the long-awaited transportation reauthorization bill known as the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) was passed and signed into law, it included some important safety provisions, thanks in large part to the leadership of Nevada’s own Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) and Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV). AARP Nevada would like to publicly thank Senator Heller and Congresswoman Titus for their tireless efforts to ensure Safe Streets pedestrian safety provisions were included in this important bill. Both were strong voices for transportation investments that …