Weathering A Storm Events May 15-16

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-05-07T16:46:09-04:00">May 7, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-05-07T16:47:34-04:00">May 7, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

Natural Disasters: Plan Today So You’re Prepared Tomorrow  AARP Nebraska and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) are teaming up to host a special program on disaster preparedness and the kinds of scams that target the survivors of a disaster in Grand Island and Omaha on May 15 and in Lincoln May 16. The program, “Weathering A Storm: Disaster Prevention & Recovery,” will inform residents about how to prepare for and recover from natural disasters like tornadoes, floods, fires, severe hail …

Free Workshops and Coaching for 50+ Job Seekers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-04-19T10:24:10-04:00">April 19, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-04-19T10:25:46-04:00">April 19, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

  You have the experience, now regain the confidence! Central Community College and AARP Foundation are hosting a free workshop in Grand Island May 15 to help older adults compete for full-time, in-demand jobs. This session for age 50+ job seekers will focus on the strategies you need to be successful in finding your next job. Workshop participants may also apply for our free coaching program offering skills training, job search guidance and more. Seating is limited, so please register …

AARP Family Caregiving Expert Amy Goyer Coming to Nebraska

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-25T18:01:04-04:00">March 25, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

Amy Goyer, a nationally known expert on aging and families for AARP, will visit Nebraska April 24-25 to share her personal caregiving journey at AARP events in Lincoln and Omaha and the annual Day of Caring in Hastings. Goyer will tell her inspirational personal journey turning her life upside down as caregiver for her grandparents, parents and sister. Drawing upon 35 years working in the field of aging combined with decades of caring for loved ones, she will share her …

AARP Releases Video Voter’s Guide with Candidates for Lincoln Mayor

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-20T17:58:26-04:00">March 20, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

AARP Nebraska has released a Video Voter’s Guide with four of the five candidates for Lincoln mayor. They tell us how they would make streets safer for pedestrians, support more walkable, livable communities and increase civic participation. They were asked the following questions: As mayor, what specific action would you take to make our streets safe, comfortable and appealing for people of all ages and abilities? Research shows that boomers to millennials want walkable, livable communities. Communities like these can …

AARP Launches ‘Stop Rx Greed’ Campaign Targeting Prescription Drug Prices

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-12T17:16:58-04:00">March 12, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

New Campaign Focuses on Federal and State Solutions to Cut Drug Prices Now On March 12, AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Nebraskans and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. “Tens of millions of Americans and tens of thousands of Nebraskans …

March Scam Alerts

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-03-07T16:59:06-04:00">March 7, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-03-07T17:02:16-04:00">March 7, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

Fake Charity Scams Getting a request to donate to a charity? Before you give, make sure your hard-earned money is going to the intended cause. Unfortunately con artists will try to take advantage of your good nature and pressure you to make contributions to their scam charities. Before you donate, first follow these tips: Watch out for charities with names that sound similar to well-known organizations. Never give payment information to an unsolicited caller or email. Do not pay in …

AARP Calls on Nebraska Lawmakers to Protect Consumers from “Surprise” Health Care Bills

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-03-05T14:41:16-04:00">March 5, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

  AARP, the nation’s strongest voice for people age 50 and older, today announced support for state legislation to protect consumers against surprise bills from non-network health care providers. Surprise balance billing occurs when individuals seek medical care from providers and facilities they believe are in their health insurance plan’s network, but unknowingly receive a service from an out-of-network provider. They may then be responsible for paying a large portion or all of the cost. LB569, the Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, …

AARP Nebraska Names 2019 Legislative Priorities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-02-26T17:02:57-04:00">February 26, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

Family caregiver measures top the list of Nebraska bills AARP has endorsed Ensuring that Nebraska’s family caregivers have additional support and workplace flexibility to care for their loved ones are among the top issues for AARP in the 2019 legislative session. LB 311, the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act, would offer paid leave to Nebraska workers to care for themselves or a family member with a serious health condition, a new child, or a military family member preparing …

Apply for a 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-02-22T10:25:32-04:00">February 22, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-22T11:03:38-04:00">February 22, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

AARP Community Challenge Grants Are Back in 2019 Applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities.  Other …

AARP Nebraska Supports Anti-Spoofing Measure

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-02-19T13:24:42-04:00">February 19, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-19T13:27:03-04:00">February 19, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

LB693 would crack down on bogus caller IDs  AARP, the nation’s strongest voice for people age 50 and older, has announced support for a Nebraska bill to curb scam phone calls originating from fake caller ID numbers. LB693, the Neighbor Spoofing Protection Act, introduced by Sen. Steve Halloran, would ban callers from sending deceptive caller ID information to phones “with the intent to defraud, cause harm or wrongfully obtain anything of value.” The Nebraska Public Service Commission could fine violators …