aarp fraud watch network

— The AARP Fraud Watch Network brings fraud-fighting efforts to consumers in Las Vegas with an “Operation: Stop Scams” shredding event to be held at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino parking lot on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. “Many Americans clear out and discard their obsolete financial documents at the end of the tax-filing season in April.  Our shredding events in dozens of communities provide a convenient and safe way for people to destroy this sensitive paperwork,” said Nancy …

Why Medicare Matters

— With the start of a new year, and a changeover in leadership in our government, AARP is again focusing on issues important to its members and all Americans age 50+. AARP is focusing on Medicare to being 2017 with a Special Report on how proposed changes to Medicare could affect your wallet and your health care. The article can be found in the latest AARP Bulletin and in full below. To stay informed on this issue, and other legislative issues important …

General Antonio Taguba

— Free webinar to explore ways families can be better prepared to care for aging veterans. After his parents became ill, Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba and his siblings found themselves ill-prepared to care for them. Faced with tough decisions about their health and finances — and scattered across the country — they found a way to care for their parents the best they could. This Thursday, General Taguba brings to you Joys and Challenges Facing Military Caregivers at 11am PDT via …

—     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 …

—     Join AARP on Tuesday, September 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET for AARP’s free Virtual Career Fair. This live event is a great way for job seekers to: Re-charge their job search Connect with local and national employers and volunteer organizations, such as American Red Cross, AT&T, Toys R Us, and UnitedHealth Group Chat with recruiters, submit résumés, view job openings, and tap into on-site educational resources Get timely job search advice during four live webinars …

— By Bob Stephen Laura recently started providing extra help to her 72-year-old mother who has Parkinson’s disease. Fortunately, the disease has been slow to progress, but lately her mom has needed more help to be able to continue living independently. Like most people age 65 and over, Laura’s mom has Medicare. Laura didn’t know much more about Medicare than its name, but realized she needed to learn more to ensure her mom could get the most out of her coverage. …

communicating with caregivers

— If you’ve ever been a caregiver, you know that good communication from health professionals is critical when it comes to your ability to manage medications and perform other care tasks – especially when your family member is coming home from the hospital. That’s why AARP Nevada is pressing for legislation in 2015 that aims to cut down on re-admissions and help caregivers be better prepared to take care of loved ones at home. Called the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) …

we love movies

— With awards season in full swing, AARP Nevada ambassador Janice Alpern, a longtime volunteer and arts fan who leads the Cinemaniacs movie club, offers her thoughts on favorite movies of 2014.  If you live in the metro Las Vegas area and are interested in talking film with fellow movie buffs, join the Cinemaniacs and learn about upcoming meetings by registering here.  You can also follow Janice on Twitter at @JaniceO9271   Ten Favorite Films of 2014 By Janice Alpern AARP …

Kinky Boots

— This month, the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots kicked off its national tour in Las Vegas at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts!  AARP Nevada was pleased to be able to bring a special offer to our members of discounted tickets to a specially-added Wednesday matinee of this acclaimed production.  AARP Nevada ambassador Janice Alpern, a longtime volunteer and arts fan who also leads the Cinemaniacs movie club, pens today’s guest blog with her reflections on the show, and …

— By Julie E. Lee The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released some encouraging news: today’s drivers age 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations. If they do crash, they are also less likely to be killed or seriously injured. The Institute claims this is a result of safer cars and healthier individuals. Maintaining a healthy mental and physical state is critical to all aspects of our lives. The same is true for …