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Volunteer with the AARP Iowa Speakers Bureau

Posted on 11/16/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

AARP Iowa has opportunities to volunteer with its Speakers Bureau. AARP Iowa equips volunteers to present important information to the community. On-going skills and message training are provided, as well as technical support from the Iowa Office. Current Speaker’s Bureau volunteer areas of opportunity are: AARP Fraud Watch Network: Help Iowans learn more about how to protect themselves and their families from theft and fraud by joining the AARP Iowa Fraud Watch Network outreach volunteers. AARP Life Reimagined Check-Up: Facilitate …

Help Prepare Taxes For Those In Need

Posted on 11/16/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. And they need your help! Thousands of low- to moderate- income Iowans, especially those 60 and older, need help preparing their taxes. Volunteer for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and make sure they get all the deductions and credits they deserve. You’ll be helping people in your own community with a much-needed service that’s free, individualized and has no strings attached. Not good with numbers? No problem! There’s a volunteer …

Betty Kelly of Iowa City wins 2015 Andrus Award

Posted on 11/6/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Each year, AARP Iowa selects one outstanding volunteer age 50 or older from Iowa to receive the Andrus Award for Community Service, AARP’s most prestigious state volunteer award for community service. The 2015 Andrus Award was formally presented to community advocate and volunteer Betty Kelly of Iowa City at a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Downtown Des Moines Holiday Inn. “This award acts as a symbol to members and the public that one person can make a significant …

Deborah Rusher of Council Bluffs Recognized as Iowa’s “Portrait of Care” Recipient

Posted on 11/6/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

“Once you’re a caregiver, you’re always a caregiver. I would not change it for the world,” Deborah Rusher AARP Iowa formally recognized the efforts of Iowa family caregiver Deborah Rusher with a presentation ceremony and luncheon on Monday, Nov. 23rd at The Center in Council Bluffs. Rusher and her husband Mike have been caregivers for years—first for a son with leukemia and another son with Down syndrome, then for their mothers, and now for her 87-year-old father, Carl, who still …

Get the latest on Iowa’s 2016 Healthcare Coverage Options

Posted on 11/6/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

If you’re evaluating your possible healthcare options during the 2016 healthcare open enrollment period, join AARP for an information and resource session for families looking to purchase insurance in the individual marketplace. We’ll help you learn what you need to know, including tax credits and coverage information. The session will also include information on Iowa’s new Medicaid program. Information sessions are scheduled in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines. The Cedar Rapids event will be Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at the …

“Take A Stand” Launches in Iowa and Across the Nation

Posted on 11/6/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

In keeping with our 30- year tradition of issue-oriented voter engagement, AARP has launched “Take a Stand,” a campaign to urge all Presidential candidates to offer their plans to update Social Security to put it on sound financial ground for future generations. Social Security is a promise that’s been kept for 80 years—but in order to keep that promise for future generations, Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st Century. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees will …