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 …

These Nebraska candidates want your vote. Learn more about them.

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-09-27T13:51:11+00:00">September 27, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-11-06T12:47:20+00:00">November 6, 2018</time> by AARP Nebraska

    Election day next Tuesday, Nov, 6 is fast approaching.  For Nebraskans age 50 plus, crucial issues such as the future of Social Security and Medicare, the sprialing cost of prescription drugs and support for 200,000 unpaid family caregivers in our state are all on the line. Learn more about these candidates for federal and statewide offices seeking your support in the mid-term elections. Click here for Nebraska Candidates for the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and Governor The …

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 …