— 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!

— Do you want to help plan fun and educational outings in Omaha? A team of AARP Nebraska members is looking for volunteers on the west side of Omaha to help organize many new events and activities. The team is considering putting together activities such as wine tastings and brewery tours, offering discounts on musical and theater shows, holding movie screenings and educational programs, as well as practical activities like shredding events and fraud prevention seminars. The group of volunteers, made …

— Approximately 290,000 Nebraska residents have access to just one internet provider or no access at all. State lawmakers return to Lincoln on Jan. 9, and AARP Nebraska wants legislators to hear from its members about issues such as expanding internet access, keeping prescription prices low and other topics that affect those 50 and older. This year’s session may include debates on tax credits for caregivers, providing sick leave for workers without that benefit, and funding home- and community-based services. AARP …

—  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 …

— 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 …

— 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 Nebraska is seeking nominations for the 2018 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors age 50-plus Nebraskans who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Nebraska is excited to shine a light on 50+ Nebraskans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said AARP State President Dave Holmquist. Nebraska’s Andrus Award recipient will be honored with $2,500 to …

— Join AARP Nebraska on January 16th, 2018 for a presentation on the “Past and Present Hastings”.  The one hour presentation will begin at 1:00 PM and speaker, Elizabeth Spilinek, will take questions after the presentation. Spilinek is the Executive Director of Adams County Society and will use her knowledge of Hastings’ architecture to tell the story of the people, places and events that shaped Hastings. Light refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring a can of food or …

— AARP is currently recruiting a volunteer Driver Safety State Coordinator for Nebraska. The Driver Safety State Coordinator recruits, manages, coaches, motivates and provides direction to other Driver Safety volunteers at the local level to facilitate state-wide growth. Serving as a State Coordinator entails the following: Time — Depending on the structure of your leadership team, approximately 10 hours per week. Tasks — Grow Driver Safety Programs in your state (i.e. Smart Driver classroom course, CarFit, We Need to Talk, etc.). …

— AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers who might otherwise miss out on the credits and deductions they are due. Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and support in a welcoming environment. Volunteer tax preparers, …

— The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season by recruiting interested individuals across Nebraska. Tax-Aide is an AARP Foundation program that offers free tax filing help for those who need it most, especially adults 50 and older. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. There are a variety of roles for individuals at every level of experience who want to make a difference in …