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SBA, AARP Host Marion Workshop on April 10th

SBA, AARP Host Marion Workshop on April 10th

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are again teaming up in Iowa to host National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month targeted at entrepreneurs over the age of 50. Building on the success of a joint SBA and AARP Mentor Month in April 2013, the two organizations will match “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. In Eastern Iowa, the SBA branch office in Cedar Rapids, its resource partner the East Central Iowa Chapter of …

Iowa General Assembly Passes Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Iowa General Assembly Passes Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Des Moines – AARP applauds today’s action by the Iowa Senate for their unanimous passage of much-needed uniform power of attorney legislation, Senate File 2168, a bill creating an Iowa Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA).  AARP fought for passage of the UPOAA to help curb the growing problem of elder financial abuse. “We commend the Iowa Senate and the Iowa House of Representatives for working through the complexities of the issue of elder abuse and coming up with a …

AARP Applauds House for Passing Financial Abuse Exploitation Bills

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Des Moines, March 26, 2014 – AARP applauds today’s action by members of the Iowa House for their unanimous passage of much-needed uniform power of attorney legislation, Senate File 2168, a bill creating a Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA).  This vote follows yesterday’s House passage of legislation defining financial exploitation of a vulnerable elder, Senate File 2239.  AARP advocated for enactment of both measures to help curb the growing problem of elder financial abuse in Iowa. “We commend members …

Concerned about your grandchildren’s saving and investing?

Concerned about your grandchildren’s saving and investing?

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

New Money Smart “Kids Read” Event Coming to an Iowa Library Near You You’re invited to help your elementary school age grandchildren learn about saving and investing with you at a “Money Smart Kids Read” program offered for the first time this year at more than 20 libraries across the state between April 5-15. As part of this year’s Money Smart Week Iowa events, AARP is pleased to sponsor this innovative approach designed to help children learn about the importance …

Have Questions About Signing up for Health Care?

Have Questions About Signing up for Health Care?

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Many thanks to Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart for joining AARP Iowa earlier this month for a teletown hall to remind Iowans what they need to know about signing up for health care insurance before the March 31st deadline.  Commissioner Gerhart answered dozens questions during the call with more than 20,000 Iowans age 50-64.  We recorded the conversation and invite you to tune in to learn more and get answers to the kinds of questions you may have if you …

Take Action to Fight Elder Financial Abuse in Iowa

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

The 2014 Iowa General Assembly is one vote away from passing a much-needed uniform power of attorney law that would help curb the growing problem of elder financial abuse in Iowa. Senate File 2168, a bill creating a Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA), has passed the Iowa Senate and now awaits passage in the Iowa House, which is expected to bring the issue up for a vote soon. AARP is urging Iowans to make their voices heard on the …