— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Nebraska for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— AARP Nebraska has released a Video Voter’s Guide with four of the five candidates for Lincoln mayor. They tell us how they would make streets safer for pedestrians, support more walkable, livable communities and increase civic participation. They were asked the following questions: As mayor, what specific action would you take to make our streets safe, comfortable and appealing for people of all ages and abilities? Research shows that boomers to millennials want walkable, livable communities. Communities like these can …

— New Campaign Focuses on Federal and State Solutions to Cut Drug Prices Now On March 12, AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Nebraskans and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. “Tens of millions of Americans and tens of thousands of Nebraskans …

— Fake Charity Scams Getting a request to donate to a charity? Before you give, make sure your hard-earned money is going to the intended cause. Unfortunately con artists will try to take advantage of your good nature and pressure you to make contributions to their scam charities. Before you donate, first follow these tips: Watch out for charities with names that sound similar to well-known organizations. Never give payment information to an unsolicited caller or email. Do not pay in …

—   AARP, the nation’s strongest voice for people age 50 and older, today announced support for state legislation to protect consumers against surprise bills from non-network health care providers. Surprise balance billing occurs when individuals seek medical care from providers and facilities they believe are in their health insurance plan’s network, but unknowingly receive a service from an out-of-network provider. They may then be responsible for paying a large portion or all of the cost. LB569, the Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, …

— Attend AARP’s Free Webinar to Find Out How Social Security – Your Questions Answered Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6 p.m. CT You’ve earned your Social Security retirement benefits. Make sure you get everything you’ve got coming to you by attending the first in a series of free Social Security webinars from AARP. Register for this session to get straightforward answers to questions like: When should I claim my benefits to get a larger monthly check? Will working after retirement affect …

— Family caregiver measures top the list of Nebraska bills AARP has endorsed Ensuring that Nebraska’s family caregivers have additional support and workplace flexibility to care for their loved ones are among the top issues for AARP in the 2019 legislative session. LB 311, the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act, would offer 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 …

— AARP Community Challenge Grants Are Back in 2019 Applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities.  Other …

— 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 …

— Learn How to Leverage Your Skills and Experience at AARP’s Free, Two-Part Webinar Age-Proof Your Career: A Two-Part Interactive Webinar Part 1: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT As an experienced worker, you have years of expertise and advanced skills to offer. Whether you’re looking for a new job, working to advance in your company or thinking about a career change, you want to increase your competitiveness with confidence. Sign …

— 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 …