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—   The Nevada Ballet Theatre and AARP Nevada have joined together once again to offer AARP members, friends and family the opportunity to enjoy Nevada Ballet Theatre’s performances at a special price. Discount tickets are available for select performances of several shows in the 2016 – 2017 season, including: The Sleeping Beauty (October 22 & 23, 2016) The Nutcracker (December 10 – 24, 2016) Swan Lake (February 25 & 26, 2017) Peter Pan (May 13 & 14, 2017)   Advance …

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— Interview skills can always be improved and practiced, so don’t miss out and go into your next interview cold! AARP wants to help you by taking you behind the scenes of an interview, and help you learn what questions to ask, and what questions to avoid. Don’t miss our interactive  webinar “Interview Intel: Behind the Scenes Advice to Win Your Job” featuring AARP Jobs expert Kerry Hannon  Tuesday August 9th at 3PM ET/ 2PM CT. Be sure to Register NOW! …

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— 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 …

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— 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 …

— 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 …