Top 3 steps to protect your digital identity

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-09-18T12:49:22+00:00">September 18, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

As data breach incidents proliferate, a new AARP survey finds that an alarming number of Nebraska residents have failed to take basic precautions against identity fraud.  In response, AARP Nebraska and the AARP Fraud Watch Network have launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity theft risks and educate consumers on how to enhance the safety of their personal information. Reports of data breaches have become commonplace — from Equifax one year ago, to Target, to Uber, to Home Depot. …

AARP announces Community Challenge grants for Omaha projects

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-08-29T16:28:27+00:00">August 29, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

AARP announces two Nebraska winners for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program to help communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country. Nearly 1,600 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its second year. Each of the projects, which must be completed by November 5, is designed to achieve one …

Legal Issues As You Age Sessions Coming This Fall

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-08-24T12:57:50+00:00">August 24, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-08-24T13:42:57+00:00">August 24, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

Did you know that 64 percent of Americans lack a will and have not done any estate planning? Register today to attend one of our Legal Issues As You Age sessions to help you prepare for your future. AARP Nebraska is hosting the programs in Lincoln on Sept. 21 and in Ralston on Oct. 4. Tim Lenaghan from Legal Aid of Nebraska will cover the importance of planning ahead for finances, property and health care as you age. Tools to …

Put Social Security at the forefront this election season

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-08-13T13:36:07+00:00">August 13, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

By Dave Holmquist, AARP Nebraska State President How to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations is one of the most important decisions facing federal policymakers. This campaign season, questions about Social Security’s fate belong on the forefront. Born in the depths of the Great Depression, Social Security is showing signs of financial distress. Sooner or later, our national leaders will need to step in to secure its long-term future. And whether you’re a potential beneficiary of Social Security …

Happy Birthday, Medicare!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-18T14:59:10+00:00">July 18, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

Today, in Nebraska more than 300,000 people over 65 and individuals with disabilities are covered by Medicare for their health care. Before President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law 53 years ago this month, fewer than 25 percent of older Americans had meaningful health insurance. Even a minor illness could propel them into bankruptcy or send them into a life of poverty. Thankfully, the deal that was struck with Americans in 1965 – pay into Medicare throughout your working life …

Casting a Ballot Can Be a High Hurdle for Family Caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-14T12:39:22+00:00">June 14, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-14T12:44:25+00:00">June 14, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

Nearly 200,000 Nebraskans care for older parents, spouses, children and adults with disabilities, or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their homes and communities, where they want to be. A labor of love, family caregiving can be exhausting and overwhelming. That doesn’t change on Election Day. It can be incredibly difficult for many family caregivers to take a break from their caregiving responsibilities to get to the local polling station. And if a caregiver’s loved one is …

Celebrate Summer in Lincoln with AARP!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-12T17:54:09+00:00">June 12, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-12T17:54:20+00:00">June 12, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

AARP in Lincoln is bringing you MORE opportunities to connect locally. Check out our upcoming summer events. We invite you to participate, learn and enjoy! Free Ice Cream Cone UNL Dairy Store – University of Nebraska – Lincoln 114 Food Industry Complex Lincoln, NE 68503 Tuesday, July 3 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost: FREE Enjoy a free ice cream cone with AARP at the UNL Dairy Store, 114 Food Industry Complex, UNL East Campus.  Stop at our AARP table …

Top Legislative Wins for 50-Plus Nebraskans

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-09T12:26:35+00:00">May 9, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

AARP scored several important wins for 50-plus Nebraskans in the fiscally challenging 2018 legislative session. Listed below are the top priority bills that we supported and actively worked to pass on behalf of our members, their families and caregivers. Please consider contacting the bill sponsors and thanking them for their hard work and leadership on these issues! Aging and Disability Resource Centers LB 793 includes creation of a permanent Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at locations across the state. …

AARP and Mary Lanning Healthcare collecting donations of mobility medical equipment

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-03T11:51:58+00:00">May 3, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

AARP Nebraska’s team of Hastings volunteers is joining forces with Mary Lanning Healthcare to host a Care to Share mobility medical equipment drive on June 16. The drive will be held at Mary Lanning Healthcare, 715 North St. Joseph Avenue from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All items to be donated must be clean and gently used. Accepted items include: wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, metal canes, shower chairs, bed rails, knee scooters and walkers. Any items that are soiled, porous or …

Volunteer Rosalee Yeaworth goes the distance to change state law

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-30T16:05:54+00:00">April 30, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-05-01T12:01:47+00:00">May 1, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

Rosalee Yeaworth knows a thing or two about completing a marathon. About 18 years ago, the AARP Nebraska Executive Council volunteer  began the long road to change a state law that prevents assisted living (AL) staff nurses from providing needed care to residents. Yeaworth, a former dean of the UNMC College of Nursing, was shocked to discover this restriction on registered nurses’ professional practice after placing her husband in memory care at a new assisted living facility only minutes from …