AARP Nebraska testified March 2 at the State Capitol in opposition to LR1CA, a proposed constitutional amendment requiring Nebraska voters to show photo ID at polling places.
AARP has announced support for legislation to grant targeted tax credits to low- and middle-income Nebraskans who are caring for loved ones in their homes.
Nebraskans age 18-plus believe that it is important to strengthen consumer protection laws to prohibit excessive annual interest rates for payday loans, according to a new AARP statewide survey of 950 Nebraska residents. Additionally, Nebraskans believe that the very high annual percentage rates payday lenders in the state can charge consumers should be capped or limited.
AARP Nebraska has endorsed the Home Care Consumer Bill of Rights Act. LB 698, introduced by State Sen. Heath Mello of Omaha, would spell out protections for Nebraskans who receive home care services to help them stay independent and reduce their need to move into a nursing home. The bill would apply to Nebraskans over the age of 60 and younger persons with disabilities.
At a Jan. 20 hearing before the Legislature’s Revenue Committee, AARP expressed support for a pair of bills that impact the financial security of older Nebraskans.
AARP Nebraska recently honored family caregiver, Teresa Thompson from Lincoln, during the annual Nebraska Caregiver Coalition luncheon held at the Governor’s Mansion.
The Aging Nebraskans Task Force invites the public to attend upcoming town hall meetings on Alzheimer’s Disease in Kearney on Aug. 27, Omaha on Sept. 15 and Alliance on Sept. 29.
About 33,000 older Nebraskans currently have Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to jump by more than 20 percent in the next ten years as the population ages and the oldest boomers turn 80.
AARP Nebraska will host listening sessions on key legislative issues affecting older Nebraskans in eight communities across the state from June 16 to June 26.
Strengthening supports for Nebraska’s 300,000 family caregivers so their loved ones can live independently in their homes and communities tops the list of measures AARP Nebraska will champion during the 2015 legislative session.
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