— 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 …

— AARP Nebraska and Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation will host a special program featuring identity theft and consumer fraud expert Eva Velasquez in Grand Island and Lincoln April 10 and in Ralston April 11. The program, “Stop the Heist: Protect Your Identity from Thieves,” is free and open to the public. See registration details below. Velasquez is president of the San Diego-based Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and a leading authority on consumer protection, identity theft, privacy, scams and fraud. …

— 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. …

—   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, …

— On October 3rd, AARP Nebraska sponsored,  “A Family Affair: Understanding Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors and Screening Options”. The event was organized by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) who partnered with organizations from eight communities across the four-state region to host viewing sites for American Cancer Society’s Vice President of Cancer Control Intervention Dr. Durado Brooks’ live presentation, in which he presented colorectal cancer prevention techniques. The three biggest takeaways from the event were: 1.) Know your family history 2.) Talk to your health care provider …

— Are you concerned about the future of your healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act? You are invited to join us for community conversations across Nebraska to learn how proposed changes in health care coverage through the insurance exchange could affect you and your family. The sessions are aimed at Nebraskans ages 50-64 who don’t have employer-sponsored insurance and are eligible to enroll in ACA health plans. AARP will present the latest information on changes that Congress is considering. You …

—   Back by popular demand for the 12th year, AARP Nebraska and Shred-It will host a free community shredding day in Omaha on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at The Center Mall on 42nd and Center Sts. Every two seconds, someone’s identity is stolen. People can avoid becoming victims of identity theft by shredding confidential documents with personal information, such as cancelled checks, credit card offers, old bank and financial statements and medical bills. The convenient drive-through shredding session will run …

— Is your retirement or eligibility for Social Security and Medicare benefits sneaking up on you? Attend a FREE workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 12 in Ralston or Thursday, Oct. 5 in Elkhorn to help you plan ahead. The events are intended for members between the ages of 60-70. For instance, you may not be sure whether to begin collecting Social Security at 62, 66 or 70. This is an individual decision based on your unique circumstances.  By attending one of our …

— As part of its Fraud Watch Network efforts, AARP Nebraska has teamed up with the Better Business Bureau and other organizations to sponsor Secure Your ID Day in Lincoln on Saturday, June 24. The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon at West Gate Bank, located at Old Cheney Road and Highway 2. Lincoln-area residents may drive through to drop off up to three bags or boxes of sensitive documents to be shredded on the spot at no cost. …

— AARP’s top volunteer state leader will be in Scottsbluff on April 10 and Grand Island on April 12 to visit informally with AARP members and the public. “We invite residents to learn more about what AARP is doing in the community and across the state on behalf of Nebraskans age 50 and over,” said Dave Holmquist, state president of AARP Nebraska. “I’ll be on hand to answer questions, share information about our work on the federal, state and local level …