— 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 …

— AARP in Lincoln is bringing you MORE opportunities to connect locally. Check out our upcoming summer events. We invite you to participate, learn and enjoy! Free Ice Cream Cone UNL Dairy Store – University of Nebraska – Lincoln 114 Food Industry Complex Lincoln, NE 68503 Tuesday, July 3 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost: FREE Enjoy a free ice cream cone with AARP at the UNL Dairy Store, 114 Food Industry Complex, UNL East Campus.  Stop at our AARP table …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6 –6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job in …

— AARP scored several important wins for 50-plus Nebraskans in the fiscally challenging 2018 legislative session. Listed below are the top priority bills that we supported and actively worked to pass on behalf of our members, their families and caregivers. Please consider contacting the bill sponsors and thanking them for their hard work and leadership on these issues! Aging and Disability Resource Centers LB 793 includes creation of a permanent Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at locations across the state. …

— AARP Nebraska’s team of Hastings volunteers is joining forces with Mary Lanning Healthcare to host a Care to Share mobility medical equipment drive on June 16. The drive will be held at Mary Lanning Healthcare, 715 North St. Joseph Avenue from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All items to be donated must be clean and gently used. Accepted items include: wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, metal canes, shower chairs, bed rails, knee scooters and walkers. Any items that are soiled, porous or …

— AARP Nebraska has trained a group of volunteers to lead Prepare to Care workshops across the state. The goal is to ease the burden on family caregivers as they help their aging parents, spouses or other loved ones continue to live at home. Held at libraries, churches, senior centers and other community venues, the workshops offer an opportunity for participants to connect with other caregivers, exchange tips and advice, and learn about local resources. To schedule a free Prepare to …

— Rosalee Yeaworth knows a thing or two about completing a marathon. About 18 years ago, the AARP Nebraska Executive Council volunteer  began the long road to change a state law that prevents assisted living (AL) staff nurses from providing needed care to residents. Yeaworth, a former dean of the UNMC College of Nursing, was shocked to discover this restriction on registered nurses’ professional practice after placing her husband in memory care at a new assisted living facility only minutes from …

— Our Special Online Sessions Can Help You Balance Them Juggling It All: Tips for Working Caregivers Part 1: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT Did you know that six out of 10 Americans are taking care of a loved one age 50 or older — and many are doing it while also trying to earn a living? You want to balance your caregiving responsibilities with everything …

— On April 25, AARP Nebraska leaders and volunteers visited Capitol Hill to urge their elected representatives to make permanent the 7.5 percent medical expense tax deduction threshold, protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and support family caregivers by joining the Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus. AARP visited the offices of Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Adrian Smith, Don Bacon and Jeff Fortenberry to discuss these and other issues …

— AARP is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its second year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Projects may range in …