SBA, AARP Host Marion Workshop on April 10th

SBA, AARP Host Marion Workshop on April 10th

Posted on 04/8/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Iowa | Money & Work The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are again teaming up in Iowa to host National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month targeted at entrepreneurs over the age of 50. Building on the success of a joint SBA and AARP Mentor Month in April 2013, the two organizations will match “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. In Eastern Iowa, the SBA branch office in Cedar Rapids, its resource partner the East Central Iowa Chapter of …

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Events | Iowa What do the following people have in common? Whoopi Goldberg and Jay Leno; Laura Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush; The Moody Blues*; Linda Ronstadt; HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins stars Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri… They’re all coming to Life@50+ this May 8-10 in Boston! And with more than 50 planned lifestyle and learning sessions, nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, we really do have something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP …

Iowa General Assembly Passes Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Iowa General Assembly Passes Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Iowa | Money & Work Des Moines – AARP applauds today’s action by the Iowa Senate for their unanimous passage of much-needed uniform power of attorney legislation, Senate File 2168, a bill creating an Iowa Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA).  AARP fought for passage of the UPOAA to help curb the growing problem of elder financial abuse. “We commend the Iowa Senate and the Iowa House of Representatives for working through the complexities of the issue of elder abuse and coming up with a …

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

It’s Not Too Late For a Tax Break

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Iowa | Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand Even though 2013 has come and gone, you can still get a tax break when you file your income tax return. How? By contributing to a Traditional IRA. If you’re self-employed, the same applies to your SEP-IRA or Keogh plan. If you need help filing your taxes, you may qualify for free assistance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Read on to learn how. Tax Breaks on IRA Contributions The …

Help Hungry Iowans Get Food Assistance

Help Hungry Iowans Get Food Assistance

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Iowa | Volunteering AARP Iowa is recruiting volunteers to help hungry Iowans age 50-plus stretch their food budgets while improving nutrition. In cooperation with the Iowa Food Bank Association, volunteers will help people apply for the state’s Food Assistance Program, which provides a debit-like card that can be used at grocery stores. Only about a third of Iowans age 60 and older who are eligible for the program are enrolled. Volunteers also are needed to make presentations on how to shop for and …

AARP Applauds House for Passing Financial Abuse Exploitation Bills

Posted on 03/26/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Iowa Des Moines, March 26, 2014 – AARP applauds today’s action by members of the Iowa House for their unanimous passage of much-needed uniform power of attorney legislation, Senate File 2168, a bill creating a Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA).  This vote follows yesterday’s House passage of legislation defining financial exploitation of a vulnerable elder, Senate File 2239.  AARP advocated for enactment of both measures to help curb the growing problem of elder financial abuse in Iowa. “We commend members …