— In what has become a welcomed yearly resource, the AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “The Tax-Aide program is one of our more popular …

—     AARP Nevada is proud to once again sponsor Senior Fest – the largest senior information expo in northern Nevada. Senior Fest 2016 will be held on Tuesday, September 6, at the Reno Town Mall, 4001 S. Virginia Street. The annual event connects Nevadans with information, resources and services in the community so they can live with independence, dignity and purpose. AARP Nevada will be a featured speaker at the event, discussing Take A Stand, AARP’s campaign to press …

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation program and we’re recruiting volunteers in Nevada to assist in the 2017 tax season. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS and all volunteers interested in preparing taxes will receive training on the latest tax preparation forms and software prior to working with taxpayers. Prior tax prep experience is not required. Volunteers are needed for a broad range of roles from on-site greeters to …

— More than 500,000 Nevadans are family caregivers.  So if you’re a business owner or manager, chances are you have some on your team. They care for an older parent, spouse or other loved one – helping them with transportation, errands and medical tasks to help them live independently at home. This can mean extra stress, time away from work, and impacts to their own health. AARP Nevada offers a free 20 to 30 minute workshop that can help the family …

— This year, the AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “The Tax-Aide program is an incredible free resource for Nevadans in need of expert …

dangerous by design

— Las Vegas is among the most dangerous communities in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 13th most dangerous out of the 51 largest metro areas, a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, said. Over the decade from 2003 – 2012, 540 Nevadans were killed while walking, including 413 in the metro Las Vegas area. The report, Dangerous by Design 2014 ranks America’s major metropolitan areas according to a Pedestrian Danger Index that …

— Still need to get covered? March 31 is the deadline to enroll in health insurance plans offered through Nevada HealthLink, the state’s marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Federally-approved navigators and assistors can help you compare plans and sign up for the one that’s right for you.  If you live in the metro Las Vegas area, you can get free in-person assistance at libraries and Nevada JobConnect sites before the March 31 deadline: East Valley Family Services offers appointments between 10:00 …

Free tax assistance via AARP Tax-Aide

— Need a little help preparing and filing your taxes? You’re in luck! This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the Tax-Aide program.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.      “The Tax-Aide …

what does the ACA mean for me?

— Need help finding your way around the new Health Care Law?  AARP Nevada is pleased to offer a series of free information sessions at Southern Nevada libraries, focused on how the law affects you and your family – whether or not you currently have health insurance.  These sessions include a discussion of new benefits, protections and resources available under the law, and how those seeking insurance options can connect with Nevada HealthLink, the state’s insurance marketplace. All sessions are free and open to the public.  More events may be added …

AARP state director Mark Estess appointed to health exchange board of directors

— Nevada Health Link launched this month, providing an online marketplace where Nevadans can compare health insurance plans and enroll in the one that best meets their needs. Established by the Affordable Care Act, the program will benefit both uninsured Nevadans and those who wish to change plans. AARP is spreading the word about Nevada Health Link and the new law, which requires almost everyone to be insured and provides tax credits to help many people pay for it. With high …