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AARP Iowa Welcomes Mary Muehl to State Executive Council

Posted on 05/14/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

AARP Iowa is pleased to welcome Mary Muehl of Cedar Rapids, one of six new members of the AARP Iowa Executive Council, a team of volunteers that provides leadership in many areas that support the accomplishment of AARP’s national priorities within the state. Muehl is a retired educator with experience as a science teacher and curriculum consultant. She developed the Mentor Academy, training over 250 experienced teachers to support beginning teachers. She has been involved with several groups over the …

AARP Iowa Welcomes Chuck Betts to State Executive Council

Posted on 05/13/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

AARP Iowa is pleased to welcome Charles (Chuck) Betts of Keokuk as one of six new members of the AARP Iowa Executive Council, a team of volunteers that provides leadership in many areas that support the accomplishment of AARP’s national priorities within the state. Betts is a Senior Consultant at KEO Associates, Inc., where he does independent business consulting. In 2011-2013, he served as interim executive director of the Keokuk Chamber of Commerce and has many years of management experience, …

Scam Alert: Caller ID

Posted on 05/11/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Caller ID spoofing is making its way to phones near you. Scammers have mastered calling people using a fake name and number that will pop up on your phone. The call will seem urgent, for example, it could concern something like an account that is about to be cancelled unless you immediately give your bank information or credit card number for payment. Never give out personal information via an incoming phone call; you never know who is actually on the …

AARP Iowa Welcomes Maryalice Larson to State Executive Council

Posted on 05/11/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

AARP is pleased to welcome Maryalice Larson of Marshalltown, one of six new members of the AARP Iowa Executive Council, a team of volunteers that provides leadership in many areas that support the accomplishment of AARP’s national priorities within the state. Larson has a strong background in health services management. After earning a nursing diploma, she spent eight years at the Iowa Veterans Home while earning a Master of Arts in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Iowa. She …

AARP Iowa Summer Internships Available

Posted on 05/8/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

AARP Iowa has two internships available in the AARP Iowa State office in Des Moines’ East Village, beginning in June. Deadline for applications is May 12th.  To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to AARPIA@AARP.ORG with your name and internship timeframe in the subject line (ie – “SUMMER 2015 INTERNSHIP – [YOUR NAME]”). Requirements for all internship opportunities: Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Must be able to work a minimum of 14 hours …

#ThrowbackThursday: Don’t let your visual past fade away

Posted on 05/7/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Dick Clark is fond of referring to music as “the soundtrack of your life.” I like to think of family photos as windows into your life. The visual memories of our past are among the strongest memory triggers around. Thumbing through a family photo album is an evocative trip into our personal past. Each photo stirs memories of people, place and occasions from our life’s journey. But photos, especially those from our distant past, often reveal their age in unflattering …