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— Members and guests are invited to join AARP Nevada for a special free screening of “Eye in the Sky” on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 PM at Century Park Lane 16 in Reno.  The acclaimed thriller stars Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman and Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) in a provocative look at the moral implications of modern warfare. When Colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren) discovers terrorists are planning a suicide bombing, the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot …

caregiving

— Nevadans are now hearing a new question when being admitted for a hospital stay: “Do you have a family caregiver?” That’s because a new law known as the CARE Act was passed by the Nevada Legislature during its 2015 session. The law was designed to help caregivers stay informed when a family member or friend is in the hospital, and be better prepared to take care of their loved one at home following the hospital stay. The result should be …

Tony Taguba

— More than 500,000 Nevadans currently serve as family caregivers, providing assistance to an aging parent or other loved one with the tasks of daily living.  AARP Nevada, the Asian Community Development Center (ACDC) and Rising Asian Pacific Americans Coalition for Diversity (RAPACD) are pleased to welcome Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba – one of the nation’s foremost advocates for caregivers and veterans – to Las Vegas for two special community events: Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 PM – Hong Kong Garden …

learn basics of car maintenance!

— Maintaining a safe and reliable car is not always easy. Finding a good, honest mechanic, understanding the trouble and defining a reasonable price for repair work can be a challenge. Lack of knowledge can lead to frustration and overspending – and even make you vulnerable to fraud. Members and friends are invited to join auto authority and author Sarah Lee Marks for CAR-EDU – a fun, no-nonsense and interactive workshop designed to help you get control of your car care …

— Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st century so we can keep the promise for future generations. If our nation’s leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year. One in three Nevada seniors rely on Social Security for nearly ALL of their family income, and the program keeps more than 40 percent of retirees out of poverty. And while Social Security is a critical part of financial security for most Nevadans, it’s especially important …

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— 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 …

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— Get to know AARP Nevada when you get out to Aces Ballpark this season! Members, family and friends can enjoy 2-for-1 tickets and cheer on the Reno Aces during Boomer Nights at every Wednesday night home game!  Be sure to visit the AARP Nevada concourse table at the game for information about upcoming events, resources and fun giveaways. 2016 Boomer Nights at Aces Ballpark Wednesday, April 13 vs Albuquerque Isotopes Wednesday, June 1 vs Las Vegas 51s Wednesday, June 22 vs Las Vegas 51s Wednesday,  July …

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— 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 …

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— AARP members, friends and family have the opportunity to enjoy Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 2015-16 performances – including favorites The Nutcracker, Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet – at a special price. This year, the theater has expanded discount seating options at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.  Save $20 per ticket on VIP and A-level seating, as well as $15 off B-level seats and $10 off C-level seats.  Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here and entering promo …

age-friendly Henderson

— 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 …