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ACTIVE LIVING WORKSHOPS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 7

Parks and Recreation received instructor training grant for program

Aging Partners and the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department invite senior citizens and the public to a 12-week series of free workshops on staying physically active.  The Active Living Every Day (ALED) workshops are from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays from September 7 through November 30 at the Lake Street Senior Center in the St. James United Methodist Church, 2400 S. 11th St.  Registration is required by calling Aging Partners at 402-441-7575 by 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before the session.  There is no class on November 23.

“Those who’ve taken part in the workshop in other parts of the country report they are exercising more, eating healthier and burning calories,” said Peggy Apthorpe, Aging Partners Health and Fitness Director.  “Participants will learn the skills necessary to make simple lifestyle changes that will enable them to become and stay physically active on a daily basis.”

Participants will learn how to create an activity plan that fits their preferences and lifestyle, with tasks like housekeeping and shopping incorporated into the plan.  The workshops will also address the causes of inactivity and help participants overcome those challenges.  Participants can attend as many workshops as they want, and are encouraged to attend as many as possible.

Aging Partners is partnering with Lincoln Parks and Recreation to present the workshops, which are made possible by an instructor training grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Parks and Recreation is one of only 46 similar agencies to receive the ALED grant.  The ALED program is based on discoveries that physical activity need not be strenuous or time consuming to benefit health, and people are more likely to become and stay physically active when taught the appropriate lifestyle skills.

More information on Aging Partners is available at aging.lincoln.ne.gov.  More information on Lincoln Parks and Recreation can be found at parks.lincoln.ne.gov.  More information on the NRPA is available at nrpa.org.

Source: lincoln.ne.gov | Mayor > Aging Partners\

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By June 30th – Apply for Nebraska Homestead Exemption

Source: Nebraska Homestead Exemption

QUALIFYING SENIORS URGED TO FILE FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

Lancaster County citizens age 65 and older who qualify for a homestead property tax exemption are encouraged to apply through the County Assessor’s Office by June 30.  Both the Assessor’s Office and Aging Partners can help answer questions about the program, which is designed to help older adults stay in their homes by providing partial or total property tax relief.  The exemption also is available to younger people with qualifying disabilities.
To qualify for a homestead exemption, at least one homeowner must meet these requirements:

  • Be 65 years of age or older before January 1 of the application year.
  • Own and occupy a homestead continuously from January 1 through August 15.
  • Meet household income limits.

The amount of the property tax relief available depends on the value of the home and the household income.  Medical and dental expenses are deducted to determine adjusted household income.  A couple could have a 2016 adjusted household income of $48,200 or less and receive some property tax relief, depending on the value of their home.
Individuals must apply for a homestead exemption every year to receive the benefit.  Homestead exemption forms are mailed by the County Assessor’s Office in February to those who applied for the exemption in the prior year.
For more information about the program, call Aging Partners at 402-441-7070 or the County Assessor’s Office at 402-441-7463.  Application forms are available from the County Assessor’s office at 555 S. 10th Street, room 102, or online at http://www.revenue.nebraska.gov (search for “homestead”).

More information on Aging Partners is available at aging.lincoln.ne.gov.  More information on the County Assessor’s Office is available at lancaster.ne.gov/assessor/.

Haymarket Farmers’ Market begins May 6th

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The Haymarket lives up to its name each Saturday morning as farm fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, and handmade items from over 100 vendors are sold on the streets and sidewalks. The Haymarket Farmers’ Market serves as one of Lincoln’s main social and culinary event. It is a place where people gather to shop, meet with friends, and exchange ideas and recipes and to plan the perfect feast. Farmers’ Market is ever changing in its effort to present an enormous array of fresh locally grown produce and farm produced products. The Market displays glorious flowers, delicious bakery items and Nebraska arts and crafts. You will find baskets and tables overflowing with wonderful products that you can only find on Saturday mornings in this historic district.

 

The Haymarket District awakes early on Farmers’ Market Saturdays to take part in the market day festivities. Many of the restaurants and retail stores open early offering a unique selection of food, antiques, clothing and specialty gifts. It is a grand display of how rural and urban business can work together to offer a rich shopping experience.

 

The Market boasts a “Performance Showcase” program. Featured are both local and Nebraska talent performing folk, jazz, blues, classical and dance. It is indeed a delight to applaud these talented artists. Farmers’ Market also offers educational demonstrations to inform customers and vendors about various programs like nutrition and aging. There are also many civic organizations that hand out information and give demonstrations at the Market.

 

 

The Market is a growing entity that provides Lincoln with quality, uniqueness and service. We will be expanding the market again this year, staging vendors along Canopy Street, from P Street north to Q Street. The City of Lincoln’s Haymarket Farmer’s Market is open during 2017 every Saturday from 8:00am to 12:00pm, beginning May 6th and continuing through October 14th.

Returning market managers Linda Hubka, the Market’s Vendors Relations Manager and Jeff Cunningham, the Market’s Business Manager will be happy to provide any additional information needed. Feel free to contact Linda or Jeff at the Haymarket office, 435-7496.

 

For more information contact The Historic Haymarket (402) 435-7496

Weds – LINCOLN HISTORY LUNCH SERIES

AGING PARTNERS HOSTS LINCOLN HISTORY LUNCH SERIES

Aging Partners invites senior citizens and the public to attend the Lincoln History Lunch Series beginning Wednesday, March 29 at the Lincoln Community Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th St.  The presentations are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and highlight Lincoln’s history and evolution.   A box lunch is available for a suggested contribution of $4 for ages 60 and over, and an $8 fee for those under age 60.  Meal reservations must be made by the Monday prior to the program by calling 402-441-7158.  The schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 29 – “Finding the Stories Behind the Photos” with Ed Zimmer.  Lincoln’s historic preservation planner since 1985, Zimmer will present a selection of mostly early 20th century images, demonstrating how he “listens to the photos” and seeks their broader contexts and deeper stories.
  • Wednesday, April 12 – “The Nebraska State Capitol: The Final Phase” with Robert C. Ripley, Capitol Administrator. Ripley will present the latest details on the courtyard fountains – the final phase in the original architectural plan of this renowned structure.


  • Wednesday, April 26 – “Bethany:  Nebraska Christian University/Cotner College” with Jim McKee. McKee will discuss the history of Nebraska Wesleyan, as well as the North Cotner, Bethany Heights, College View, Union College and University Place neighborhoods.
  • Wednesday, May 10 – “Lincoln Journal Star Books – Lincoln Memories: Volumes 1 and 2” with Megan Stubenhofer-Barrett. These books, created in cooperation with the State Historical Society, cover Lincoln’s history from the late 1800s to the 1960s.  Stubenhofer-Barrett will share some of the images and highlights in compiling these books.
  • Wednesday, May 24 – “Memories of Lincoln Hotels” with Zimmer and McKee. Two of Lincoln’s favorite historians will focus on the beauty of our former landmark hotels.  


The Lincoln History Lunch Series is co-sponsored by Aging Partners and the Lincoln Community Playhouse. For more information on Aging Partners, visit aging.lincoln.ne.gov.  
 

2017 Nebraska Bills affecting seniors

These are now being scheduled for hearing dates.  You find attached the legislation that we have identified that impacts seniors and are of particular interest.

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Year

Bill #

Sponsor

One Liner

Status

Select

2017

LR11

Riepe

Interim study to assess the Nebraska medical assistance program and the options for health care reform for Nebraska

Committee

Select

2017

LB65

Hansen

Provide income tax credits for caregivers

Committee

Select

2017

LB79

Blood

Adopt the Small Business Retirement Marketplace Act

 

Select

2017

LB92

Kolterman

Require health carriers to provide coverage for telehealth services

Committee

Select

2017

LB104

Bolz

Provide for a surrogate to make health care decisions

Committee

Select

2017

LB122

Pansing Brooks

Provide for family member visitation petitions

Committee

Select

2017

LB169

Wayne

Exempt social security benefits and retirement income from income taxation

 

Select

2017

LB217

Harr

Change provisions relating to the accrual of interest on denied and reduced homestead exemptions

 

Select

2017

LB239

Baker

Change provisions relating to trust funds under the Burial Pre-Need Sale Act

 

Select

2017

LB268

Schumacher

Change court and other provisions relating to medical assistance reimbursement

Committee

Select

2017

LB323

Kolterman

Adopt the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Act

Committee

Select

2017

LB417

Riepe

Change and eliminate provisions relating to public health and welfare

 

Select

2017

LB439

Wishart

Change licensure and regulation provisions for assisted-living facilities

 

Select

2017

LB442

Bolz

Create the Medical Assistance Managed Care Organization Oversight Committee

Committee

Select

2017

LB453

Lindstrom

Change provisions relating to income tax adjustments for social security benefits

 

Select

2017

LB649

Pansing Brooks

Prohibit additional services or populations under the medicaid managed care program

 

Aging Partners Lancaster Senior Center newsletter

Aging Partners Lancaster Senior Center newsletter, My Center News. You’ll find the newsletter at the following address
http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/mayor/aging/centers/pdf/mycenternews.pdf

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