Where Does State Rank in Long-Term Care?

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Iowa Iowa ranks among the top third of states in meeting residents’ long-term care needs. Even so, a recently released scorecard reveals room for improvement. Produced by AARP, the Commonwealth Fund and the SCAN Foundation, the scorecard ranks states on 26 metrics such as affordability, access to services, choice of setting and provider, support for family caregivers and length of stay in nursing homes. Iowa ranked last in the percentage of people who successfully transition back into the community after a …

Dreaming of More? Ready to Explore Your What’s Next?

Posted on 09/30/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events | Iowa Join AARP for a Life Reimagined Check Up in Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls or Des Moines and put the power of change in your hands, learning how to take control of your transitions and decisions. Today’s 50-plus Americans are living longer, healthier lives while navigating economic, health, social and technological realities unlike any generation before them. AARP’s Life Reimagined program is designed for adapting to these new aging challenges. It equips people to lead the type of life they imagine …

AARP Releases Nonpartisan Voters’ Guides

Posted on 09/23/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Iowa With just under six weeks before the Nov. 4 elections, AARP Iowa has released voters’ guides featuring positions from Iowa’s Senate, Congressional, Gubernatorial and other statewide candidates on critical issues including Social Security, Medicare, and Financial Security. Voters of all ages may view the guides at www.aarp.org/yourvote. “AARP wants to make sure our members and all voters know what the candidates are saying – and not saying – about key issues that matter to them and their families,” said AARP …

Fraud Watch Network Featured at Cyber Security Forum

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events | Home & Family | Iowa | Money & Work AARP Iowa was a partner in a successful event Sept. 4th in Ames featuring the Fraud Watch Network with the National Cyber Security Alliance. STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life drew more than 130 people from ISU students to business owners to AARP members as part of a 10-city tour on activating security features available on many of the web’s most popular sites. Senator Chuck Grassley, Attorney General Tom Miller and ISU President Stephen Leath opened …

Do You Have a Household Emergency Action Plan?

Posted on 09/10/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Home & Family | Iowa America’s PrepareAthon! Campaign offers specific actions to prepare for a disaster A recent survey conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency found that nearly 70 percent of Americans have not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise, aside from a fire drill, at their workplace, school or home in the past two years. Knowing what to do in the event of a disaster or emergency is the message of the America’s PrepareAthon!, a nationwide grassroots campaign for action to increase …

Take Part in 30 Ways in 30 Days to Fight Iowa Hunger

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Iowa | Volunteering Most Americans view Iowa as the land of plenty: Row after row of corn and soybeans, farmyards full of squealing pigs and contented cows and smiling people quietly sipping lemonade in the shade of their porch on a warm summer evening as a refreshing breeze sweeps across the gently rolling landscape. But Iowans know better. Feeding the world is hard work. For some Iowans, just feeding themselves is a major – maybe impossible – task. One in eight Iowans struggles …