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Chill Out July 26 with AARP IA at My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Posted on 07/22/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ablack/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Iowa |

Mark your calendar and join us for a free movie night! The sequel, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, is back in Des Moines on Tuesday, July 26 for one night only. AARP members and their guests are invited to attend a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of this film starring the cast from the original production. In the sequel, Toula finds her extended family rocked by the revelation that her mother and father were never really married—which, of …

Thank you, Iowan Joe Marquart, for Your U.S. Senate Advocacy

Posted on 07/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ablack/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Iowa |

Iowa Executive Council Member, Fraud Watch Network Volunteer Joe Marquart  Urges Senate Judiciary Action to Fight Fraud The United States Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on June 29 in Washington D.C. to hear testimony on “Protecting Older Americans from Financial Exploitation.”  Chaired by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the hearing included two panels of speakers.  The first panel consisted of John A. Horn, the United States Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia and Lois C. Greisman, head of the …

Welcome Iowa’s Take a Stand Campaign Team

Posted on 07/21/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ablack/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Iowa |

AARP Iowa is proud to introduce the 2016 Take a Stand Iowa field team. The Take a Stand campaign is candidates to Take a Stand on Social Security and form a plan to update it, not just for current beneficiaries, but for their children and grandchildren, and is inviting Iowans to get involved in the effort.  Meet the team:   Joshua Skaggs, Iowa State Field Director, responsible for the Iowa campaign and field organization, is originally from Saint Louis Missouri. He …

New IA State Campaign Office Opens, Hub for Volunteer Advocacy

Posted on 07/20/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ablack/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Iowa |

As the 2016 general election moves into high gear, AARP is mobilizing members and voters in Iowa and across the country to demand that all candidates have a plan to update Social Security for current and future citizens. Without updates for future sustainability, the benefits Social Security provides will drastically decrease for recipients by 2034, potentially by as much as $10,000 a year. AARP’s nationwide campaign #TakeAStand, asks that presidential candidates Take a Stand on Social Security and form a …

CAREversations Come to Iowa to Assist Family Caregivers

Posted on 06/28/2016 by <a href="http://states.aarp.org/author/ablack/" title="Posts by " rel="author"></a> | AARP Iowa |

AARP Iowa today announced it is bringing CAREversations – an interactive, engaging family caregiving event, to Des Moines. There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the United States and more than 317,000 family caregivers in Iowa providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. “Whether you’re starting to plan, helping coordinate a big move or taking care of a family member in your home, it’s important …

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 …

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 members 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 …