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Every 2 Seconds Someone’s Identity is Stolen. Don’t Let it Be You!

Posted on 06/17/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

With scammers busy thinking up new ways to steal your money, how can you protect yourself, your family and your neighbors? Join us for a discussion about how to safeguard against identity theft and fraud. Learn how scammers think, so you can build up your defenses against the kinds of tricks con artists use, and about keeping more of your hard earned money where it belongs – in your pocket. AARP Iowa is hosting in-person events in Cedar Rapids and …

Find your perfect “CarFit” with a free check-up

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

How well does your car fit you? Do you have a clear view out your vehicle’s windows? Can you reach and manage all controls and adjust the seat and seat belt so they’re secure, yet comfortable? The right adjustments can improve comfort, control and confidence behind the wheel. CarFit is an educational program that provides a quick, yet comprehensive review of how well you and your vehicle work together. The program, developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy …

Fight Fraud — Shred Instead!

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Free Shredding Event in Des Moines: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. Iowa State Fairgrounds, Varied Industries Bldg. Enter gate #10 on E. 30th Street and turn left to the south parking lot Des Moines, IA Get rid of those old bank statements, tax returns and financial documents — in a secure way. A secure shredding vendor truck will be on site to shred your documents right in front of you. Paper clips and staples do not need to …

#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 …