“I’ll Be Me” Movie Screening, Director’s Talk and Concert Set for Feb. 27 in West Des Moines

Posted on 01/27/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Iowa AARP members and guests are invited to join presenting sponsors Lifespace Communities, Inc. and Wesley Life along with Leading Age Iowa for a free screening of the Glen Campbell Documentary, “I’ll Be Me” on Friday, February 27th at Hope Lutheran Church in West Des Moines. This special evening includes a conversation with the Campbell family, moderated by the film’s director, James Keach, and a Campbell Family concert. Oscar-winning director James Keach is a long-time actor, director, writer and producer (“Walk …

Need Help Filing Your 2015 Taxes? Iowa AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Volunteers Are Ready

Posted on 01/22/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Iowa | Money & Work | Volunteering   Although she retired from a full-time accounting job in 2013, Iowa Tax-Aide volunteer Kay Vignovich says she has never been busier, and she wouldn’t have it any other way, especially during tax season. “I’m one of those people who like to help others and make a difference and if that means my calendar is full day to night, that’s ok by me,” said Vignovich, 66 of Des Moines, District Coordinator for Polk County for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program …

Support for Family Caregivers Tops AARP 2015 State Legislative Priorities

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Iowa Increasing supports for the more than 540,000 Iowa family caregivers so they can more confidently care for their loved ones in their homes and communities tops the list of  priorities AARP Iowa will be working on during the 2015 legislative session. AARP is focusing on passage of model legislation, The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act to better support family caregivers as they safely help Iowa seniors stay at home. “As well as helping family caregivers to manage the medical …

Making a Plan for Your Retirement

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Iowa By Jean C. Setzfand Do you know what your retirement will look like? This might sound like an odd question, but stay with it for a minute. When you’re planning a vacation, I’ll bet you can visualize the whole thing – what city or perhaps beach you’ll be visiting, the weather, the events you’re hoping to fit in. Being able to see your goal makes it easier to put money aside to achieve it. The same holds true for retirement. …

Health Insurance Marketplace is Open Until February 15

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Iowa By Nicole Duritz We’ve reached Year Two of the Health Insurance Marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act. Millions of previously uninsured – and uninsurable – people got coverage in the first year. My friend Kathy was one of them. Kathy lost coverage on the last day of 2013, while at the tail end of treatment for breast cancer. Because of the Affordable Care Act, Kathy was able to get an affordable plan that started on January 1, 2014. The …

Top Vehicle Technologies for Safer Driving

Posted on 01/12/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Home & Family By Julie E. Lee When shopping for a new vehicle, there’s a lot more to consider than four-wheel drive and heated seats. With the variety of new tech offerings available in today’s vehicles, now is a good time to reference a recent study conducted by AARP Driver Safety’s partners at MIT Age Lab and The Hartford. The study determined the most helpful vehicle technologies for drivers 50 and older, and how well these technologies meet the unique needs, concerns and …