AARP Celebrates Iowa Family Caregivers, Community Partners

Posted on 12/19/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Iowa During this season of sharing and giving thanks, AARP recognizes the silent army of Iowa family caregivers and partner organizations that provide the assistance they need to manage their caregiving responsibilities. “Especially in this busy time, we want caregivers to know they are appreciated and that there are great local community resources available across Iowa to help support them now and throughout the year,” said Kent Sovern AARP Iowa State Director. As part of the launch of AARP’s new “I …

2014 Report to the Community Meeting Highlights Transportation, Walkability, Collaboration

Posted on 12/15/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events | Iowa As part of its mission to inform the community on progress toward Greater Des Moines being recognized as an “Age Friendly City”,  project leaders hosted the second annual report to the community on Friday, Dec. 12 at in the Olsen Education Center at Des Moines University. Des Moines Age Friendly City initiative co-chairs Dr. Yogesh Shah of Des Moines University, Joel Olah of Aging Resources of Central Iowa, Kent Sovern of AARP Iowa facilitated the session that featured reports from …

Know Safety, No Accidents: Tips for Driving in Bad Weather

Posted on 12/10/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Iowa By: Julie E. Lee No matter how many years of driving experience you may have, adverse weather never fails to present a wide variety of driving challenges. Snow, ice, fog and early nightfall are just a few of the dangerous conditions you could encounter during the winter months Knowing how to drive safely in harsh weather conditions can protect you, your passengers and your vehicle. Follow these 5 tips for driving in winter weather to help you stay safe on …

Public Invited to Age-Friendly Greater Des Moines Annual Meeting Dec. 12

Posted on 12/2/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Iowa Des Moines area residents are invited to attend the Second Report to the Community of the Greater Des Moines Age-Friendly Community ‘Great Places for All Ages’ initiative on Friday, Dec. 12, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Des Moines University Olsen Medical Education Center, 3200 Grand Ave. Des Moines Age Friendly Community leaders Dr. Yogesh Shah of Des Moines University, Joel Olah of Aging Resources of Central Iowa and Kent Sovern of AARP Iowa will lead an overview of the …

Essex’s Jeannine Liljedahl Wins 2014 Service Award

Posted on 11/19/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events | Iowa | Volunteering DES MOINES – Jeannine Liljedahl, of Essex has been named the 2014 winner of the AARP Iowa Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible award for volunteer service. In announcing the award, AARP Iowa’s 2013 Andrus Award winners, Jan and Phyllis Wilson of Fort Dodge, said, “we pleased to be here to help award this great honor to Jeannine in recognition of her many volunteer contributions, especially for her work to establish and sustain a volunteer-led, …

New Iowa Uniform Power of Attorney Tools and Information Announced

Posted on 11/12/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Iowa | Money & Work New Outreach, Education, and Tools Designed to Encourage Better Understanding and Access to Financial POA Information and UPOAA Protections To help Iowans better understand the significance of one of Iowa’s newest laws, the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA), AARP Iowa today announced it is embarking on an outreach and education campaign with the National Health Law and Policy [NHLP] Resource Center at the University of Iowa College of Law. During the 2014 General Assembly, AARP worked with the Iowa …