Julie Betts

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#TBT Mail call: Get out those pens and paper … it’s time to write

Posted on 02/12/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Have you written a letter lately? A personal letter, that is. Not a letter of complaint. Not a thank you note. Not a Christmas letter. And not an electronic one. A real, honest-to-goodness, pen-to-paper retelling of details of your life to be stuffed into a paper envelope, adorned with a stamp and sent by what is known today as snail mail to its recipient. Chances are, it’s been a while. That’s a shame. There was a time not so very …

Iowa’s Aging Network Commends Senator Grassley for Supporting Older Americans Act

Posted on 02/11/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Des Moines, Feb. 11 – Today AARP Iowa, the Iowa Department on Aging, the Iowa Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and the Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging join together to thank Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley for co-sponsoring S. 192, reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA).  Senator Grassley signed on as a co-sponsor on February 5, 2015. “As organizations who work with older Iowans, we stand together in thanking and commending Senator Grassley for his leadership …

Looking for 2015 Medicare Enrollment or Healthcare Coverage Tips?

Posted on 11/3/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Looking for 2015 Medicare Enrollment Tips? Listen in to AARP Iowa’s recent statewide teletown hall with Experts from Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) to get the latest on changes to Medicare Part D enrollment for 2015. The hour-long presentation, which features Iowa SHIIP executive director Kris Gross and Patty Price, reviews important tips all Medicare-eligible beneficiaries should consider as they choose their prescription drug coverage program for 2015. Click here to listen in and view an accompanying PowerPoint …

New AARP Iowa partnership with Science Center of Iowa

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

The Science Center of Iowa has become one of Central Iowa’s most popular attractions. With its many interactive exhibits, domed digital planetarium and six-story-tall Blank IMAX Dome Theater, SCI is the kind of place children and adults visit over and over again. Now, thanks to a new partnership between SCI and AARP Iowa, AARP members and their guests can receive discounted one-year passes that allow unlimited visits. Under the partnership, the SCI Grandparents pass is available for $75 to AARP …

Legislation to Combat Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Posted on 05/29/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

AARP Public Forum Highlights Critical Need for Senators Harkin and Grassley-led Legislation to Combat Age Discrimination in the Workplace Iowans affected by employment age discrimination joined with AARP state and national leaders today in Cedar Rapids for a public hearing to share their stories and perspectives on the issue of age discrimination in the workplace – a major and growing concern among Americans 50 and over. “Failing to protect older workers from age discrimination is not only unjust, it is …