— Today, AARP announced the launch of ‘Stop Rx Greed,’ a nationwide campaign aimed at lowering prescription drug prices. The goal of AARP’s sustained campaign is to help drive down drug prices for Idahoans and all Americans by advocating for a variety of legislative, executive, and regulatory actions at both the federal and state level. As part of the campaign, AARP Research conducted a national survey of likely voters ages 50 and older. The survey found that significant majorities of self-identified Republican, Democrat, …

— New Governor addressed key challenges facing the state’s growing 50-plus population in his State of the State Address last night. LAS VEGAS, NV – Last night, new Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak gave his inaugural State of the State address in Carson City. As a non-partisan advocacy organization focused on the issues and concerns of Nevadans 50-plus, we listened with great interest as Governor Sisolak set his agenda for his administration and listened carefully for what it might mean for aging …

AARP Nevada election poll 2018

— Senate Candidates Heller & Rosen in Statistical Tie Among Nevada 50-Plus Voters; Older Voters Oppose Ballot Question 3 Nevada voters age 50 and over are united in their concern over education, health care, and the economy according to a newly released AARP poll. The poll found the state’s lagging educational system and overall concern over health care are critically important issues to 50-plus voters as they cast their ballots this fall. In addition, a strong bi-partisan majority oppose Ballot Question …

— How to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations is one of the most important decisions facing federal policymakers. This campaign season, questions about Social Security’s fate belong on the forefront. Born in the depths of the Great Depression, Social Security is showing signs of financial distress. Sooner or later, our national leaders will need to step in to secure its long-term future. And whether you’re a potential beneficiary of Social Security or simply among those paying into the …

— 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 Nevada. We hope you’ll join us! 

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— Today’s workforce looks drastically different than it did even a decade ago. A swift rise in alternative “gig economy” jobs (like Uber drivers, freelancers, and seasonal workers) means fewer workers have access to workplace retirement plans. In fact, half of American workers have no way to save for retirement out of their regular paycheck, and the private sector has failed to fill this gap over the last 40 years. But, we know people are 15 times more likely to save …

health care nevada

— Large Majorities of Older Voters Across Party Lines Oppose the Age Tax, Removal of Pre-existing Condition Protections, Medicare and Medicaid Cuts AARP Nevada today released new survey data highlighting the deep divide between Americans and Washington politicians over health care policies important to older Americans. “Health care is a deeply personal issue that has a real and immediate impact on American families across the political spectrum. These survey findings are very clear – people don’t support legislation that would mean …

—     AARP Nevada is proud to once again sponsor Senior Fest – the largest senior information expo in northern Nevada. Senior Fest 2016 will be held on Tuesday, September 6, at the Reno Town Mall, 4001 S. Virginia Street. The annual event connects Nevadans with information, resources and services in the community so they can live with independence, dignity and purpose. AARP Nevada will be a featured speaker at the event, discussing Take A Stand, AARP’s campaign to press …

—     Did you know? The average Social Security recipient in Nevada draws a benefit of $1251 per month. However, if nothing is done to update the program, that benefit will be cut 25% in 2034. Across the Silver State, 1,236,000 Nevadans are working hard and paying in to Social Security with every paycheck. Now, we need to keep Social Security strong, so you get the money you’ve earned. If you share our commitment to strengthen Social Security for future …

—   Volunteers and staff from Nevada were in Washington this week to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of family caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with Representatives Heck, Amodei, Titus, and Senator Reid, they had crucial asks: AARP Nevada advocates asked members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring Act. …