AARP hosts “You’ve Earned a Say” conversation about ways to fix Medicare & Social Security in Kearney Sept. 24
Kearney, Neb. – AARP invites Kearney area residents to have their say about the future of Medicare and Social Security during a Sept. 24 community conversation at the Peterson Senior Center in Kearney.
The event is part of “You’ve Earned a Say,” AARP’s national conversation about strengthening health and retirement security for today’s seniors and future generations. Across the Cornhusker state, thousands of Nebraskans have joined “You’ve Earned a Say” through surveys, community conversations, forums, debates, teletown hall sessions and other activities.
The Sept. 24 session will continue the conversation that AARP started with Kearney residents at a town hall event in 2012. This year, AARP state leaders will host a discussion about responsible solutions that will secure Medicare for future generations and prevent harmful cuts to Social Security, in order to keep the promises that have been made to seniors.
“Some policymakers think the answer to the challenges facing Medicare is to cut benefits or force seniors to pay more. There’s also a push for a budget deal that will make deep cuts in Social Security cost-of-living adjustments to reduce the deficit,” said Bob Eppler, who volunteers as state president for AARP Nebraska. “AARP believes there’s a better way. We want to make sure that ordinary Americans have a voice in the critical debate over Social Security and Medicare.”
The You’ve Earned a Say conversation, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Peterson Senior Center, 2020 West 11th St. No RSVP is needed and light refreshments will be provided.
For more about You’ve Earned a Say, see www.earnedasay.org.
Serving nearly 200,000 members in Nebraska, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. Follow us on Twitter @AARPNE, find AARP Nebraska on Facebook or visit us at www.aarp.org/ne.
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