Innovation Concept Challenge Winners Announced

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March 17, 2017 – Des Moines ¬– Iowa’s first Disrupt Aging Innovation Challenge drew to a close this week as five finalists presented their business concepts to a panel of judges and audience evaluators. The finalists, who were chosen during the Celebrate Innovation! Week8 at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), competed in a “Shark Tank” style event on Thursday, March 16th at Edgewater, a WesleyLife senior living community in West Des Moines. Aaron Kolesik, 20, of West Des Moines …

Join AARP Iowa for Movies for Grownups: Jackie

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Select AARP members and their guests are invited to a free screening of Jackie starring Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard. Jackie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Kennedy. Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, the First Lady fights to establish her husband’s legacy and the …

Help Make a Difference in Your Community- Become a SHIIP Counselor

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Looking to make a difference in your community? We invite you to join AARP in helping older Iowans learn more about Medicare benefits by volunteering for the Iowa Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)*.  SHIIP is a free health insurance counseling service that help Medicare-eligible Iowans with their health and long-term care insurance needs. More information on SHIIP can be found here. SHIIP counselors assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families with questions or problems related to Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, …

Finding Humor in Life: “I See You Made an Effort”

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Looking for a good laugh? Des Moines Performing Arts and AARP Iowa have the perfect opportunity to find one this weekend. Now through March 5, AARP Iowa members can save $10 on tickets to “I See You Made an Effort”. The show runs until March 12 at the Temple Theater. “I See You Made an Effort” is a one woman show about finding the humor in getting older. Written and performed by Annabelle Gurwitch, it covers everything from anti-aging cosmetic products …

Coffee and Donut Days

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Free donuts! Now that we’ve got your attention, AARP Iowa members are invited to free Coffee and Donut Days in Des Monies and Cedar Rapids. On Thursday, Mar. 30 from 7 to 10 am,  stop in to connect with other members and enjoy your first *beverage and donut – to stay or go when you present your AARP card.  We’ll be at Donut Hut in Des Moines and Krispy Kreme in Clive. We’ll also be in Cedar Rapids at Donutland and Sykora Bakery. …

Iowa Scam Alert: Money-Wire Scheme Calls Reported in Lee County

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Thanks to Iowa’s Senior Medicare Patrol Program local coordinator Sonita Oldfield-Carlson for alerting us that scammers are working in Southeast Iowa today.  Please be on alert and if you receive any suspicious calls or offers, report it to Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol or the AARP Fraud Watch Network, by calling 1-877-908-3360 toll-free share your story and receive assistance from our call center volunteers. The Adult Rights Specialist at Milestones Area Agency on Aging received a call today from a bank …

AARP Leaders, Advocates Lobby to Protect Medicare, Support Iowa Family Caregivers

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AARP Iowa leaders announced the association’s 2017 top state legislative priority and Presidents Day Congressional Recess activities to a gathering of more than 90 AARP volunteers from across Iowa at the State Capitol on Tuesday. “AARP has a long history of fighting for both affordable health care and family caregivers,” said Kent Sovern, AARP Iowa State Director. “Today, as members of Congress are home in Iowa for President’s Day recess activities, we are launching our Protect Medicare campaign to preserve …

Medicare, Caregivers Focus of AARP Iowa News Conference Feb. 21

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Media Advisory for 8:30 am, Tuesday, Feb. 21  What: AARP Iowa kicks off its 2017 Lobby Day and Presidents Day Congressional Recess activities with a gathering of more than 80 AARP volunteers from across Iowa at the State Capitol. Their focus for the day is the need for greater support of Iowa families by passing the CARE Act. During this week’s Congressional President’s Day recess, these advocates are also working to reach out to our Iowa Congressional delegation, asking them …

Have a Big Idea to Disrupt Aging? Enter the 2017 Celebrate Innovation! Week8 Concept Challenge

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Innovation Concept Challenge Looking for Ideas to Disrupt Aging  AARP Iowa, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Edgewater, a WesleyLife senior living community and Aging Resources of Central Iowa have announced a 2017 Innovation Concept Challenge in connection with Celebrate Innovation! Week 8 (CiWeek8). The Disrupt Aging Innovation Concept Challenge hopes to inspire contestants to think of ways to improve the quality of life for those aged 50 and over. Disrupt Aging is an initiative aimed at challenging perceptions of …

Join AARP Iowa and Iowa Public Television for Movies for Grownups

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AARP members, Friends of IPTV members and the community are invited to two free screenings of American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise in honor of Black History Month! This is the first feature documentary about the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” she gave people the freedom to think about their history in …