“Missing Middle Housing,” Partner Updates Highlight 4th Annual Age-Friendly Greater DSM Meeting

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More than 140 community leaders, residents and volunteers gathered for the Fourth Annual Report to the Community of the Greater Des Moines Age-Friendly Community ‘Great Places for All Ages’ initiative and Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series presentation at Des Moines University Olsen Medical Education Center on Friday, Dec. 16th. Keynote speaker, Berkeley, California-based architect Daniel Parolek, explored the concepts of “Missing Middle Housing” and how this type of single-family scale, multi-unit or clustered housing supports livability. Parolek shared examples of cities …

New AARP Book Recognizes Des Moines and Mayor Frank Cownie

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The City of  Des Moines’ efforts to encourage energy efficiency, sustainability and age-friendly practices  have earned the city and Mayor Frank Cownie inclusion in the new book, “Where We Live: Communities for All Ages, 100+ Inspiring Ideas from America’s Mayors,” by Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President for Community, State and National Affairs. “Mayor Cownie and the City of Des Moines deserve tremendous credit for their vision and leadership in focusing on sustainability, conservation and livability,” said AARP Iowa State …

AARP Iowa Summer Internships Available

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AARP Iowa has three internships available in the AARP Iowa State office in Des Moines’ East Village, beginning in January. Deadline for applications is December 16, 2016.  To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to AARPIA@AARP.ORG with your name and internship timeframe in the subject line (ie – “SPRING 2016 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 …

Don Corrigan Receives AARP 2016 Andrus Award

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Don Corrigan of Des Moines has been named winner of the 2016 AARP Iowa Andrus Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award. Corrigan received the award at a statewide celebration honoring the 2016 Andrus Award nominees and all AARP Iowa volunteers on Nov. 17 at the Holiday Inn Des Moines. AARP 2015 Iowa Andrus Award recipient Betty Kelly of Iowa City and keynote speaker AARP Central States Regional Volunteer Director Jim Scheibel presented the award. In …

Learn How to Protect Yourself from Scams

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Every Two Seconds Someone’s Identity is Stolen – Don’t Let it Be Yours! With scammers busy thinking up new ways to steal your money, how can you protect yourself, your family and your neighbors? Join us for a Lunch & Learn Fraud Watch Network workshop in Cedar Rapids on Dec. 8 or in Des Moines on Dec. 9 to learn tips on how to safeguard against identity theft and fraud. Learn how scammers think, so you can build up your defenses against the kinds …

Catch the Holiday Spirit: AARP Free Coffee and Donut Days!

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AARP Iowa members are invited to kick off the upcoming holiday season with free Coffee and Donut Days in Des Monies and Cedar Rapids. On Thursday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 10 am,  stop in to connect with other members and enjoy your first *beverage and donut – to stay or go, with our compliments for the season, when you present your AARP card.  We’ll be at Donut Hut in Des Moines and Krispy Kreme in Clive. On Friday, Dec. 2, from 7 to …

Is YOUR Community Livable for People of All Ages?

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  By 2030, one in five adults in the U.S. will be 65-plus, and the vast majority of them will want to remain in their homes and communities. Join AARP for an interactive discussion on what affects your ability to live your best life in your community.  We’ll discuss how your  neighborhood can become more age-friendly by adopting such features as safe, walkable streets; better housing and transportation options; and access to key services. Well-designed, livable communities promote health, sustain …

“Missing Middle” Housing Expert Headlines 2016 Greater DSM Age-Friendly Report to the Community

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  All are invited to join AARP and volunteer and community leaders of the Greater Des Moines Age-Friendly Initiative for the fourth annual report to the community on Friday, Dec. 16th at Des Moines University, this year featuring special guest Daniel Parolek. A national thought leader in architecture, design, and urban planning, specifically in terms of creating livable, sustainable communities and buildings that reinforce them, Mr. Parolek’s presentation will center on the concept of “Missing Middle Housing.” He’ll address how …

Trivia Fan? Join Us for Healthy Holidays Trivia Nights in December

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Where healthy habits and happy hour find common Ground! Ring in the holidays with AARP and partners in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines for “Healthy Choices on Tap: An Active & Healthy Living Holiday Trivia Night” on Dec. 6 in Cedar Rapids and on Dec. 8 in Des Moines. Join AARP Iowa and partners Mercy Medical Centers of Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Heritage Area Agency on Aging, Aging Resources of Central Iowa and the Iowa Department of Public Health …

Attend Caregiver Wellness Day in Cedar Rapids Nov. 10th

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If you’re among the more than 317,000 Iowans caring for an aging parent or loved one, you’re probably feeling the weight of the time, money and stress involved in this labor of love. AARP is proud to join with the Heritage Area Agency on Aging and local partners to sponsor a Caregiver Wellness Day. This day will be filled with motivation and information to inspire you and thank you for your work and dedication. Topics include, caregiver fatigue, finance of …