Be a Voice for Nebraskans 50+

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-16T15:21:11+00:00">February 16, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-16T16:13:16+00:00">February 16, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

We need you! Help make a difference in the lives of older Nebraskans and their families. AARP Nebraska works on issues important to our members such as caregiving, long-term care, Social Security, taxes, health care, prescription drug costs and more. We’re now recruiting volunteer advocates to be a voice at the State Capitol for Nebraskans age 50 and over. We also need volunteers who are interested in working on federal issues and our voter education efforts in the 2018 election. …

Aging Nebraskans Need Right Care at the Right Time

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-07T14:48:09+00:00">February 7, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

Ensuring that Nebraska’s rapidly growing 65-plus population is able to find the right care at the right time is a key part of preparing for the state’s future, an AARP spokesperson told the Health and Human Services Committee on Feb. 7. LB 1004, sponsored by Sen. Kate Bolz of Lincoln, sets up a permanent Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at locations across the state. The one-stop information and assistance centers were first launched as a demonstration project in 2015 …

AARP names 2018 legislative priorities to support Nebraskans as they age

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-07T11:38:35+00:00">February 7, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-07T11:40:11+00:00">February 7, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb. — Ensuring that Nebraska’s rapidly growing 65-plus population is able to find the right care at the right time tops the list of issues that AARP will champion during the 2018 legislative session. LB 1004, sponsored by Sen. Kate Bolz of Lincoln, sets up a permanent Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at locations across the state. The one-stop information and assistance centers were first launched as a demonstration project in 2015 to connect older and disabled Nebraskans …

Western Union Scam Update

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-02T12:31:49+00:00">February 2, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

If you were tricked into wiring money to scammers using Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, you may be eligible to get at least some of your money back. The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice came to a $586 million settlement with Western Union last year. Visit www.ftc.gov/wu to learn more. You can file your petition online or by mail, but do so by Feb. 12, 2018. Be a fraud fighter! If you can …

Join Us for a Tour of the Nebraska State Capitol

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-01T12:51:29+00:00">February 1, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-02T10:33:50+00:00">February 2, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

Take a walk with us through the halls of the majestic State Capitol on Feb. 24! On this guided tour hosted by AARP, you’ll learn about the history, architecture, murals, artwork and other details that make Nebraska’s state capitol building one of a kind. At the conclusion of the tour, attendees will have a chance to participate in a drawing for prizes. The tour will run from 11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon at the State Capitol, 1445 K St., Lincoln. …

LB 738 Lowers Tax Burden on Nebraska’s Retirees

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-01-24T13:21:14+00:00">January 24, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

AARP is urging members of the Nebraska Legislature’s Revenue Committee to advance a measure that would help protect the purchasing power of lower- and middle income retirees. LB 738, sponsored by State Sen. Brett Lindstrom of Omaha, would annually adjust Nebraska’s taxation of Social Security benefits for inflation. Under legislation passed in 2014, Nebraskans filing jointly with income up to $58,000 and single filers with income up to $43,000 are exempted from paying state income tax on their Social Security …

AARP Tax-Aide Turns 50!

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-01-23T11:50:14+00:00">January 23, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-05T13:16:07+00:00">February 5, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

  Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income taxpayers at 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, …

Hastings Downtown Business Façade Lecture

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-12-13T13:00:17+00:00">December 13, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-12-18T12:30:14+00:00">December 18, 2017</time> by AARP Nebraska

Join AARP Nebraska on January 16th, 2018 for a presentation on the “Past and Present Hastings”.  The one hour presentation will begin at 1:00 PM and speaker, Elizabeth Spilinek, will take questions after the presentation. Spilinek is the Executive Director of Adams County Society and will use her knowledge of Hastings’ architecture to tell the story of the people, places and events that shaped Hastings. Light refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring a can of food or …

AARP Nebraska and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Team Up for ‘Operation Protect Veterans’

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-14T11:13:36+00:00">November 14, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-15T11:44:27+00:00">November 15, 2017</time> by AARP Nebraska

AARP Nebraska is joining forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for Operation Protect Veterans — a campaign to warn those who have served in the military about scams and fraud schemes that target veterans. The major educational campaign will reach out to veterans in communities across Nebraska and nationwide. With a new AARP survey showing that veterans are frequently targeted by scam artists and victimized twice as often as the rest of the …

AARP NE Welcomes New Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach, Jina Ragland

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2017-11-08T11:41:36+00:00">November 8, 2017</time><time class="updated" datetime="2017-11-09T10:32:22+00:00">November 9, 2017</time> by AARP Nebraska

We are delighted to announce that we have hired Jina Ragland as Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach with AARP Nebraska. Jina was the Vice President of Advocacy and Regulation with the Nebraska Medical Association for the past 9 years. While there she was involved in the management and oversight of the physician specialty society organizations and was promoted to direct and implement the NMA’s legislative agenda; advocating on behalf of over 3,000 physicians in the state, working closely …