AARP Nevada

— In our third episode, our second in February, AARP Nevada volunteer Doug Verb joins us for an entertaining and fun discussion about his background and his volunteer work. Verb, co-founder of the Major Indoor Soccer League, and sports communications and marketing consultant, talks about his colorful career. From being a major newspaper reporter, to running sports leagues, Verb has great stories about the people and places that were a part of his career. He also discusses why he volunteers at …

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— In an effort to provide new and innovative ways to connect with our 300,000 plus members in Nevada, along with the surrounding communities, AARP Nevada has launched its first-ever regular podcast – Nevada Voices. The bi-weekly podcast is free and available four ways: In the iTunes Podcast store for Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac users In the Google Music store for Android OS users, On SoundCloud.com or using the SoundCloud mobile app on both iPhone and Android. You can also find …

— Got financial skills? Love working with numbers? You can help Nevadans maximize their money this tax season byby becoming a Nevada AARP Tax-Aide volunteer. Each year, the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program provides free tax preparation for thousands across the country.  Last year in Nevada, Tax-Aide volunteers served nearly 15,000 people throughout the state, preparing returns and answering questions for some who did not need to file.  Their efforts resulted in more than $10 million in tax refunds! More than 260 Nevada …

—     Did you know? The average Social Security recipient in Nevada draws a benefit of $1251 per month. However, if nothing is done to update the program, that benefit will be cut 25% in 2034. Across the Silver State, 1,236,000 Nevadans are working hard and paying in to Social Security with every paycheck. Now, we need to keep Social Security strong, so you get the money you’ve earned. If you share our commitment to strengthen Social Security for future …

— 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 …

— With traffic fatalities in the state on the rise, AARP Nevada wants to expand the AARP Driver Safety Program. Participants can take the course in a classroom or online to refresh defensive driving skills. The course covers changes in traffic rules and new devices—such as flashing yellow turn arrows, highway on-ramp meters and roundabouts. The course fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Upon completion, people 55 and older may be eligible for an auto insurance discount. …

— They’re in the community every day – volunteering, making a difference, lending their time and talent to help those in need.  They work in food banks and animal shelters, in schools and in hospitals – improving our communities and enhancing quality of life for others .  They are often unsung heroes, working and giving without recognition or thanks –  just because it’s the right thing to do.  If you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older, show your appreciation …

— Help older drivers become safer drivers. Looking for a fun and engaging way to help your community, help make our roads safer, and save lives? Volunteer with AARP Driver Safety in Nevada! AARP Driver Safety is an award-winning program designed to help mature drivers update their knowledge of the latest road rules and stay safer as they drive, through an innovative and engaging classroom course. The program is growing both in-state and nationally, attracting enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers across the …

— AARP Nevada State Director Maria Dent today announced the appointment of Laura Coger, of Reno, and Vida Chan Lin, of Las Vegas, to the state office’s Executive Council, its volunteer leadership board. With a personal as well as a professional caregiving background, Laura Coger has dedicated her career to connecting seniors and persons with disabilities with resources and services. For the past decade she has managed self-directed caregiving services with Consumer Direct Nevada, providing services to hundreds of consumers and …

— Love working with numbers and helping fellow Nevadans? AARP Foundation is looking to build its team of tax-loving volunteers in the Silver State. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has volunteer opportunities for people at every level of experience who want to stay sharp while giving back. Tax volunteers will complete a tax preparation workshop from the Internal Revenue Service prior to working …