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Utility Watchdog Team Fights for Fair Rates

Posted on 08/12/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Home & Family | Money & Work | Nevada | Volunteering Anticipating that power utility NV Energy will propose rate changes this summer, AARP Nevada is recruiting volunteers to join its Utility Watchdogs team. Summer cooling costs are particularly burdensome for Nevadans on fixed incomes. When the state Public Utilities Commission considers a rate case, AARP experts comment on the proposal, and the AARP Nevada Utility Watchdog team ensures consumers’ voices are heard. The volunteers recently helped defeat a Southwest Gas proposal to charge customers for infrastructure replacement before the work …

Special offer: Save on tickets to Nevada Ballet Theatre’s marquee productions!

Posted on 06/25/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events | Nevada | Uncategorized Love the ballet? AARP members, friends and family can purchase tickets to Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 2014/15 productions at a special price! In collaboration with AARP Nevada, NBT is offering a $20 discount on tickets for A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Act I and Seasons (adapted from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons) on Sept. 20-21, perennial holiday favorite The Nutcracker,on Dec. 13-14 and Dec. 19-21, and Giselle, on May 9 and 10, 2015 . All NBT productions are at The Smith Center for the …

Working on Your Taxes? Here’s Help

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work | Nevada In Nevada—as elsewhere across the country—AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are helping taxpayers prepare their 2013 returns. The free service is available to taxpayers of any age through April 15, with priority given to those age 60-plus. AARP membership is not required. Last year more than 250 Tax-Aide volunteers helped nearly 21,000 Nevadans.  For information on locations and hours, visit aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 888-227-7669 toll-free.

Health Law: What’s in It for Me?

Posted on 01/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Nevada As open enrollment continues in the health insurance marketplace, many Nevadans are still asking “What’s in it for me?” To help people find answers, AARP offers free information sessions at public libraries in southern Nevada. Experts explain how to use Nevada Health Link to compare plans, enroll and learn about subsidies that can help cover the cost. Visitors to the site also can determine their eligibility for the state’s newly expanded Medicaid program. Nevada has one of the highest rates …

Help Get Out the Vote in 2014

Posted on 12/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Nevada Voter turnout is often low in nonpresidential election years, but Nevada will have a lot at stake in 2014 contests for governor and other state and federal offices. The results could affect critical issues such as Medicaid, Social Security and long-term services and supports. Turnout of registered Nevada voters dropped from 80 percent in 2008 to 64 percent in 2010. AARP aims to reverse that pattern in 2014 and is seeking activists to help get out the vote. AARP Nevada …

Health Law Workshops Offered

Posted on 11/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Nevada AARP Nevada is offering free workshops to explain how the Affordable Care Act affects people who have Medicare or buy their own health insurance, as well as those who are uninsured. In cooperation with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, the sessions will be held at libraries in Mesquite, Laughlin and the Las Vegas valley. Presenters will explain new benefits and help connect people to the health insurance marketplace at NevadaHealthLink .com. About 1 in 5 Nevadans lacks coverage, accounting …