Presidential Debate Bingo: Will Social Security be Discussed?

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AARP Launches New Ads, Sponsors Debates, Urges Social Security Question AARP has launched a new Take A Stand ad campaign calling on the presidential candidates to do their job and commit to take action to keep Social Security strong for future generations. The digital and TV campaign is centered on the three presidential debates on Sept. 26, Oct. 9 and 19, which AARP is sponsoring as part of the Take A Stand campaign The TV ads will run on national cable …

Love Working with Numbers? Iowa AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Needs You!

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Love working with numbers and helping fellow Iowans? AARP Iowa’s Tax-Aide volunteers are looking to add to their statewide team of tax-aide volunteer tax preparers. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income supported by the AARP Foundation. The Iowa program has volunteer opportunities for people at every level of experience who want to stay involved and keep their brains sharp while giving back. Tax volunteers will complete a tax preparation workshop …

Love to Learn? Love to Lead? New Des Moines Leadership Academy Application Period Open

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Attend Sept. 16 Introductory Session for More Information If you’re in a transition and looking for a way to connect with something that matters, or you have ideas about how you want to contribute but haven’t been able to realize them, take the first step in moving ahead by attending an informal information session on Evolve, a six-month leadership class for people 50+ who want to make a difference in the world. Applications are now being accepted for the second …

AARP-SHIIP Teletown Hall on 2016 Medicare Open Enrollment

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AARP Iowa State Director Kent Sovern will host a live Tele-Town Hall in October with leaders of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), we are pleased to bring you webstreaming for this event. Click here to find this important event online and join us. Kris Gross, Patty Price and Becky Blum of Iowa SHIIP will share important information with AARP Iowa members from across the state on Tuesday, Oct. 11th from 10:00am – 11:00am. Key topics include updates on Medicare Part D and …

So Long Summer, Happy Birthday Social Security!

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Thanks to the more than 4,500 Iowa State Fair goers who stopped by the AARP Take A Stand booth to show their support for the future of Social Security during our celebration of Social Security’s 81st anniversary. Special thanks to the more than 80 AARP Iowa volunteers who manned the booth from 9 am to 9 pm throughout the 11-day fair, meeting and greeting members and the more than one million visitors from across Iowa and around the country who came …

Save your seat at the Social Security Forum nearest you!

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Iowans are invited to attend an upcoming Social Security solutions forum in their community this fall to discuss the importance of Social Security to the economic security of Iowans for generations to come. In June, the Social Security Trustees reported that trust fund reserves will be exhausted in 2034 resulting in across-the-board benefit cuts of nearly 25 percent for 1.8 million Iowans if Congress fails to act. “Doing nothing is not an option,” said AARP Iowa State Director Kent Sovern. …

Re-imagine Your Life with a Life Reimagined Checkup this Fall

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Sometimes life takes you in a different direction than you thought you would go. It’s never too late to make a change. Start reimagining your life today by attending a free Life Reimagined Checkup. This fall, AARP Iowa is hosting a series of free, 90-minute sessions in communities across the state. Each check up offers tools and advice to help participants navigate transitions in their work, relationships or well-being. Sessions are designed to help participants reflect on their goals and …

Ins and Outs of Franchising Covered at SBA-AARP Sponsored Workshops on Aug. 29th

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  (DES MOINES, Iowa) – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP are collaborating to present two free franchising workshops for prospective small business owners on August 29, in Urbandale and West Des Moines. The workshops will be presented by Blake Martin, a franchise specialist with FranNet and a mentor with the SCORE Omaha Chapter. The workshops will introduce attendees to the ins and outs of opening a franchise, to the necessary research to determine the best franchise option …

“It’s Okay to Laugh” Family Caregiving with Humor: Register for Aug. 25 Webinar and Viewing Parties in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines

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AARP Iowa, the Family Caregivers Center of Mercy and the Iowa Area Agencies on Aging are teaming up to broadcast a live, online family caregiving event from Nashville, Tenn., featuring author and speaker Peter Rosenberger. Rosenberger, founder of Caregivers With Hope, will lead the free, interactive webinar titled “Unstuck: Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver with Humor,” Thursday, August 25th from 6-7 p.m. CT. Live, dinner and simulcast sessions of the event will be held at two locations in Iowa, …

Prepared to Care? Get Resources at Upcoming DSM CAREversation

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Connect with other family caregivers around your table as you enjoy complimentary food and drinks. You’ll learn how to build a caregiver support network, tips to care for yourself and where to find local resources. Seats are limited to the first 40 RSVPs — so reserve your spot today! Locations and times are: Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Swartz Sunday, August 21, 2016 Two times: 1-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309 Holiday …