AARP Nebraska Supports Anti-Spoofing Measure

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

AARP Nebraska Backs Prescription Drug Cost Transparency Act

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-02-13T13:49:53+00:00">February 13, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-02-13T14:48:22+00:00">February 13, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

AARP is supporting a bill in the Nebraska Legislature to shine light on the cost of manufacturing prescription drugs. LB567, the Prescription Drug Cost Transparency Act introduced by Sen. Adam Morfeld, requires drug companies to notify insurance companies, health providers and others at least 60 days in advance when the wholesale cost of a drug is scheduled to increase more than 16 percent. Bob Lassen, a retired pharmacist and AARP Nebraska volunteer, told the Health and Human Services Committee at …

AARP Nebraska Backs Paid Family & Medical Leave to Ease Financial Burdens on Working Caregivers

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-02-04T14:08:36+00:00">February 4, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

AARP, the nation’s strongest voice for people age 50 and older, has endorsed legislation to help provide Nebraskans with the workplace flexibility they need to care for their loved ones without putting their jobs and finances in jeopardy. LB 311, the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act, offers 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 for or returning from …

February Scam Alerts

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-29T16:43:03+00:00">January 29, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-01-29T16:45:07+00:00">January 29, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

Online Dating Scams Along with the rise in dating website use, there comes a rise in online dating scams. Scammers create fake profiles, build relationships with individuals through the dating site, and then attempt to steal their money and disappear. You can spot a con artist quickly by recognizing a few red flags: They might propose chatting offline or profess their feelings for you before getting to know you. They may offer to visit if you can help cover travel …

AARP Nebraska Hosts Jan. 31 Teleforum Town Hall on Paid Family & Medical Leave

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-01-24T16:05:29+00:00">January 24, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

Join us for a live Teleforum Town Hall to learn all about LB 311, the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act in the Nebraska Legislature. This bill offers Nebraska workers paid time off  for family caregiving or for personal illness. The event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6-7 p.m. CST. Our special guest is State Senator Sue Crawford, cosponsor of LB 311. We encourage you to join the town hall with AARP members across Nebraska and …

Paid Family & Medical Leave Bill Introduced in Nebraska Legislature

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2019-01-16T16:28:30+00:00">January 16, 2019</time><time class="updated" datetime="2019-01-17T10:53:15+00:00">January 17, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

On January 15, State Senators Sue Crawford and Machaela Cavanaugh introduced LB 311, the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act. AARP strongly supports this measure to offer employed family caregivers paid leave from their jobs to care for their loved ones. Nearly two in three family caregivers in the workforce are caring for a relative age 65 or older. We believe that Nebraskans should be able to care for their family members without worrying about losing their income. Importantly, …

Grand Island Joins AARP Network of Age-Friendly States & Communities

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2019-01-14T17:04:09+00:00">January 14, 2019</time> by AARP Nebraska

Grand Island is the first city in the state to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Grow Grand Island, Inc., a non-profit organization leading the city’s age-friendly initiative, submitted the application to join the network. By doing so, community leaders have made the commitment to actively work toward making their city a great place for people of all ages – whether they are age eight or 80. “Grand Island is pleased to be part of AARP’s Livable …

Carol Knaub of Gering Receives AARP Nebraska’s Highest Volunteer Award

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-10-24T14:14:37+00:00">October 24, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

 Carol Knaub of Gering has been selected to receive AARP Nebraska’s highest volunteer award. She is the 17th volunteer to be honored with the annual AARP Nebraska Andrus Award for Community Service since 2002. AARP Nebraska selected Knaub for her exceptional record of service, and for the impact she has had on the lives of others and the community she serves. The award will be formally presented to Knaub at a 10 a.m. ceremony on Oct. 25 at the main …

Nebraska featured in 2018 Where We Live: Communities for All Ages

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-10-10T15:30:54+00:00">October 10, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-10-10T15:32:17+00:00">October 10, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

  Where We Live: Communities for All Ages features more than 100 articles and dozens of photographs about the many ways communities nationwide are becoming great places to live for people of all ages. Examples from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico appear in the publication. Nebraska examples include Omaha’s annual Midtown on the Move campaign, which encourages people in four neighborhoods to leave their cars behind and walk, bike, ride a …

Join our Tax-Aide volunteer team

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-10-10T15:09:41+00:00">October 10, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is expanding its team of Nebraska volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers, and their families, who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions they’ve earned. Since its inception, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has served more than …