— Join our online Q&A sessions for tools for keeping your 2018 healthy resolutions all year What are your healthy goals for 2018? Do you want to eat healthier? Do you want a new fitness plan? Do you want to focus on better sleep? No matter what your healthy goals are—or whether you’ve even set them yet—you can learn about how to get on track and stay on track. Join our live, two-part Q&A sessions: Staying Healthy in 2018: How to …

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 …

— Join two live webinars to find out how to identify and react to changes in your loved one’s behavior AARP Family Caregiving Online Learning Series Recognizing the Signs Your Loved One Needs More Care Tuesday, January 23, 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT Local Resources for Caregivers Tuesday, January 30, 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT What if your loved one loses interest in a favorite hobby? Or misses an in important date? Or forgets to pay the bills? What …

— Join our online event for free job searching tips, tools resources, interactive videos, recruiter chats and more. AARP’s Online Career Fair: Spotlight on Part-Time Work & Skills Thursday, January 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT You can find jobs that don’t require 40-plus hours a week in just about every industry and company. But why choose part-time work? You may miss the office camaraderie after stopping full-time work. Or you may want some extra income to travel or fund …

solar decathlon

— Once again, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas is competing in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathalon, a collegiate competition of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. This year, the UNLV team has an additional goal in mind. AARP Nevada provided a volunteer focus group to help the engineering students design a home with aging in mind. The team’s 964-square-foot contest entry includes features that …

— Nevadans 50-plus have a new way to stay current on issues and events. Nevada Voices—a free, monthly podcast available on iTunes, Google Play and SoundCloud—is the latest addition to AARP Nevada’s communications tool kit. The podcast features interviews with newsmakers, people working to improve the lives of Nevadans 50-plus and AARP volunteers. The discussions focus on issues such as financial security, caregiving and fraud. Maria Dent, AARP state director, and other AARP Nevada staff offer updates on legislative advocacy and …

—   The Nevada Ballet Theatre and AARP Nevada have joined together once again to offer AARP members, friends and family the opportunity to enjoy Nevada Ballet Theatre’s performances at a special price. Discount tickets are available for select performances of several shows in the 2016 – 2017 season, including: The Sleeping Beauty (October 22 & 23, 2016) The Nutcracker (December 10 – 24, 2016) Swan Lake (February 25 & 26, 2017) Peter Pan (May 13 & 14, 2017)   Advance …

caregiving

— Nevadans are now hearing a new question when being admitted for a hospital stay: “Do you have a family caregiver?” That’s because a new law known as the CARE Act was passed by the Nevada Legislature during its 2015 session. The law was designed to help caregivers stay informed when a family member or friend is in the hospital, and be better prepared to take care of their loved one at home following the hospital stay. The result should be …

— More than 500,000 Nevadans currently serve as family caregivers, providing assistance to an aging parent or other loved one with the tasks of daily living.  AARP Nevada, the Asian Community Development Center (ACDC) and Rising Asian Pacific Americans Coalition for Diversity (RAPACD) are pleased to welcome Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba – one of the nation’s foremost advocates for caregivers and veterans – to Las Vegas for two special community events: Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 PM – Hong Kong Garden …

— Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st century so we can keep the promise for future generations. If our nation’s leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year. One in three Nevada seniors rely on Social Security for nearly ALL of their family income, and the program keeps more than 40 percent of retirees out of poverty. And while Social Security is a critical part of financial security for most Nevadans, it’s especially important …