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Lifelong Learner? Tune-in to Embrace Aging: A Dialogue on Healthy Aging in Iowa

Posted on 06/24/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ablack/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Iowa |

From January to June 2016, AARP Iowa has proudly supported the monthly community education and outreach series, Embrace Aging. Created and sponsored by  Calvin Community Foundation, a non-profit continuous care retirement community, with support of AARP and a number of area partners, this informative series shines light on range of topics Iowans face as they progress through aging to end-of-life. Moderated by an AARP Iowa representative, each conversation features an expert speaker and a wealth of tips and information. Video …

Nominate A Deserving Iowan for the 2016 Andrus Award

Posted on 06/20/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ablack/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Iowa |

Every year, AARP honors an outstanding volunteer who is sharing his or her experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of his or her community members with the Andrus Award for Community Service. Do you know an extraordinary volunteer, age 50 or older, who should receive AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award in Iowa? The deadline has been extended to July 1, so please take a moment to nominate a volunteer now! For many years, AARP Iowa has recognized our …

Area TRIADs Host Safety Programs in your Area

Posted on 06/17/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ablack/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Iowa |

Refresh your safety awareness skills and attend a TRIAD-sponsored seminar in your area this summer. TRIAD is a group of law enforcement, fire fighters and community partners who work to promote adult safety. The volunteer organization unites law enforcement and the 50+ population, in addition to community agencies, to identify and provide education in necessary areas. Area TRIADs are hosting multiple safety programs, listed below, in the Des Moines and Cedar Rapids areas. Read below to find one near you! …

Build a Better Community with AARP and Habitat for Humanity!

Posted on 06/17/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ablack/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Iowa |

AARP Iowa is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to create a better community. The two programs, Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness, and the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity’s Rock the Block!® work to revitalize neighborhoods while making homes safer, more affordable and accessible. Volunteers are needed to help with painting, landscaping, light carpentry and minor exterior home repairs. No experience is necessary and all materials are provided. To learn more, attend one an informational …

Free Ice Cream with AARP Iowa? Cool!

Posted on 06/17/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ablack/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Iowa |

Summer is here, and it’s hot! As part of our outreach to connect with members across the state, we’re hosting “free ice cream days” for members at locations in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines. Meet up with AARP Iowa staff, local members and volunteers for a cool down with some free ice cream! Just bring your AARP member card on the specified day to one of the locations below for a treat!   Cedar Rapids, Tuesday, August 2, 4 – …

Join AARP Iowa for an Evening at the Ballpark in July!

Posted on 06/17/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ablack/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Iowa |

All Iowa member are invited to join AARP for member nights at the I-Cubs and the Cedar Rapids Kernels this July. Take advantage of a discount on tickets, and stop by the AARP table to learn more about member events in your community as well receive a special member offer at each ballpark. Des Moines I-Cubs Game! Sunday, July 17, 1:08 PM at Principal Park: 1 Line Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309 The Cubs play the Las Vegas 51s, the …

Iowa AARP Leaders Push Caregiving and Social Security on Capitol Hill

Posted on 06/9/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ablack/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Iowa |

This week, AARP Iowa volunteers and staff were in Washington, D.C. with a contingent of AARP leaders and members from across the county to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of Family Caregiving and Social Security.   In meetings with members of the House and Senate on Wednesday, June 8, AARP volunteers and staff from every state urged their members of Congress to recognize the importance of caregiving and Social Security on …

Nominate an Extraordinary Iowan 50+ for Recognition, Reward

Posted on 06/6/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ablack/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Iowa |

With a July 1 nomination deadline approaching, AARP Iowa is encouraging Iowans to take a few minutes to nominate an outstanding 50+ Iowan for the 2016 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, making them eligible to  receive $1,000 to award to the charity of their choice. “AARP Iowa is pleased to be able offer a $1,000 cash award to the winner of our highest volunteer service award, and we’d love to see as many individuals and organizations as possible …

Struggling with Hearing Loss? Telecommunications Access Iowa Offers Help

Posted on 06/1/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ablack/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Iowa |

“There’s no place like home” takes on a different, more important meaning as people grow older. Home is a sanctuary, a place of comfort, confidence and safety, and hearing loss is a common culprit among seniors. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Hearing Disorders, about a third of seniors aged 65 to 74 and nearly half of those older than 75 have some degree of hearing loss. Because it can occur slowly over a long period of …

Sovern Urges House to Pass CARE Act in Budget Bill

Posted on 04/19/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ablack/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Iowa |

As the Iowa House debates the House Health and Human Services (HHS) Budget bill, House File 2460, AARP Iowa State Director Kent Sovern writes members about his recent hospitalization. Read his letter below describing the successful transitions he experienced having a designated caregiver and thorough instructions for his at-home care, measures called for in the CARE Act, which is included in HF 2460. April 19, 2016 Members of the Iowa House of Representatives: For most of my adult life, I …