Aacademy Awards

— Janice Alpern, an AARP Nevada volunteer and coordinator of our popular Cinemaniacs movie club, runs through Sunday’s Academy Awards nominations and her personal picks and point of view on who should take home the Oscar. Anytime movie lovers like myself think about grand questions like who should win an Oscar at the 2018  Academy Awards, it all becomes very personal and subjective. Your reaction to a film is personal as is one’s choices in art, literature, theater and television programming.  …

AARP Nevada podcast

— The popular AARP Nevada Voices Podcast is back for its second year! We kick it off with an update on where AARP will focus its efforts in 2018. Our first episode of 2018 includes the State Director’s report with Maria Dent. Dent reviews 2017 and explains the focus of AARP Nevada for 2018 and some of the changes we’re bringing forward in our new approach. That approach means we will do more in specific communities to have a much deeper …

Las Vegas Shooting VegasStrong AARP Nevada

— While the wounds are still raw from the terrible tragedy of October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, the AARP Nevada staff discussed the event in this month’s Nevada Voices podcast. The Las Vegas community continues to band together in the wake of the tragedy as a result of the mass shooting on the famous Las Vegas Strip. The entire AARP Nevada staff joins us to discuss the event, its impact on them, and its wider impact on AARP members, volunteers …

solar decathlon

— Recently, on a Saturday afternoon in Las Vegas, a group of AARP Nevada volunteers joined the members of the UNLV Solar Decathlon team to help build the perfect home for seniors of the future. UNLV Howard Hughes School of Engineering student, and Solar Decathlon team spokesperson, Valentina Alayon joins us on Nevada Voices to discuss the overall project and how AARP members are helping them with their entry in this year’s contest. What is the solar decathlon? The contest, officially …

Maya Angelou Black History Month

— In honor of Black History Month, AARP Nevada will, as part of its on-going Movies for Grownups series, will screen American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, Thursday Feb. 16 at 6:45pm at the AMC Rainbow Promenade, free of charge. Before the screening begins, local activist and historian Brenda Williams will share her personal perspective on Las Vegas’ own deep and rich Black history. She will talk about the significance of Black History Month in Las Vegas and …

— In what has become a welcomed yearly resource, the AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “The Tax-Aide program is one of our more popular …

Nevada State House

— In addition to a ton of great new resources and events coming to AARP members in Nevada, there are several key things happening in our state as well. So far in this new year, AARP has already been active taking members to the Consumer Electronics Show to see the latest and greatest gadgets, and launched our very first podcast – Nevada Voices. As you may know, 2017 is also a legislative year in Nevada. In this legislative year, there are …

podcast

— In an effort to provide new and innovative ways to connect with our 300,000 plus members in Nevada, along with the surrounding communities, AARP Nevada has launched its first-ever regular podcast – Nevada Voices. The bi-weekly podcast is free and available four ways: In the iTunes Podcast store for Apple iPhone, iPad and Mac users In the Google Music store for Android OS users, On SoundCloud.com or using the SoundCloud mobile app on both iPhone and Android. You can also find …

Dia de Muertos

— Join AARP Nevada and dozens of other local community organizations to celebrate a centuries-old tradition rooted in Latin American cultures, this Friday through Sunday, Nov. 4-6, from 4-9pm at the Springs Preserve. The Springs Preserve will present its colorful ninth annual Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) event. This 3,000-year-old Hispanic celebration honoring loved ones is full of joy and tradition. This family-friendly event blends rich customs with exciting activities such as live theater and dance performances, altars, mariachis, …

— Hailed as “an extraordinarily versatile orchestra” by The Los Angeles Times, the JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA is composed of 15 of jazz music’s leading soloists under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis. Drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Mr. Marsalis, Ted Nash, and other members of the orchestra, as well as the masterworks of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane, and other great jazz composers, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis concerts are internationally …