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Fraud Watch Network Featured at Cyber Security Forum

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

AARP Iowa was a partner in a successful event Sept. 4th in Ames featuring the Fraud Watch Network with the National Cyber Security Alliance. STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life drew more than 130 people from ISU students to business owners to AARP members as part of a 10-city tour on activating security features available on many of the web’s most popular sites. Senator Chuck Grassley, Attorney General Tom Miller and ISU President Stephen Leath opened …

Do You Have a Household Emergency Action Plan?

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

America’s PrepareAthon! Campaign offers specific actions to prepare for a disaster A recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that nearly 70 percent of Americans have not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill, at their workplace, school or home in the past two years. Knowing what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency is the message of the America’s PrepareAthon!, a nationwide grassroots campaign for action to increase …

Take Part in 30 Ways in 30 Days to Fight Iowa Hunger

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Most Americans view Iowa as the land of plenty: Row after row of corn and soybeans, farmyards full of squealing pigs and contented cows and smiling people quietly sipping lemonade in the shade of their porch on a warm summer evening as a refreshing breeze sweeps across the gently rolling landscape. But Iowans know better. Feeding the world is hard work. For some Iowans, just feeding themselves is a major – maybe impossible – task. One in eight Iowans struggles …

Reflections from the AARP Booth at the Iowa State Fair

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

There’s lots to love about the Iowa State Fair. From the butter cow to fried-anything-on-a-stick. From free musical acts to critters of all persuasions. From quilts that would make Martha Stewart seethe with envy to baked and canned goods you wish your grandmother would have made, there’s something for everyone. For AARP volunteers, there’s also the time-honored pleasure of mingling with fellow Iowans and hearing stories about issues that are important to them. This year those issues were fraud and …

Take Advantage of AARP Member Local Discounts for Des Moines Performing Arts Events

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Are you a Phantom fan?  Love to attend a performance during the holidays?  AARP Iowa has teamed up with Des Moines Performing Arts to offer discounts on selected shows on tickets ordered through September. AARP members receive ticket discounts starting at 10% or more on E-tickets for three performances of Phantom of the Opera, Celtic Thunder and Mannheim Steamroller when purchased through September 2014.  Discounts are available for the Phantom matinee on Sept. 11, and for the evening performances on …

New Poll of Iowa Voters 50+ Shows “Anxiety Index”

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Voters Worry Secure Retirement Slipping Away, Want Candidates to Address Economic Security August 11, 2014 — AARP Iowa today released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them.  Voters also want to see candidates who focus on improving their financial security, as they believe incomes have not kept up with their cost of living, especially health costs, taxes and retirement security. 50+ Voters’ Financial Outlook: …