From the Livable Communities Intern: A Baking Lesson I will Never Forget

Posted on 07/8/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

About AARP I’ve never been a huge fan of fruit pies, but my grandma makes the best apple pie in the universe. Its taste hasn’t changed from how I remember it as a child, and it may be the origin of my love for cinnamon. It’s the apple pie to which I compare all others. This year on July 4th, I asked my grandma to show me how she makes it. Some recipes stay in a family for decades without ever being …

AARP Urges General Assembly to Pass Strongest Power of Attorney Bill

Posted on 02/18/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

About AARP Des Moines – AARP volunteers, state leaders, and long-term care advocates urged lawmakers to support the strongest version of legislation to improve protections for families against the devastating problem of financial exploitation of elders in Iowa. Although drastically under reported, the illegal use of an elder’s income or assets has become an increasingly common crime in Iowa and across the country. Multiple national studies find financial exploitation of seniors is the most common type of elder abuse, estimating one of …

Enjoy AARP Member Discounts and Special Events at Great Holiday Shows

Posted on 12/4/2013 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

About AARP AARP Iowa is pleased to announce special member discounts and events this holiday season with theaters in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids.  Ticket savings are available to AARP members for a variety of Des Moines Performing Arts shows at the Civic Center and Temple Theater, including Dixie’s Tupperware Party through Dec. 29th, and a stage production of the holiday classic, Miracle on 34th St. at Theatre Cedar Rapids on Dec. 20. Members receive up to a 15 percent discount on …

Feed Hungry Iowans and Help Meet the State’s Million-Dollar Match

Posted on 12/3/2013 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

About AARP According to a new AARP survey, hunger is an issue more than 80 percent of Iowans are concerned about and are supportive of the state’s efforts to provide help for those in need. This year, state lawmakers voted to give Iowa’s food banks up to $1 million as a dollar-for-dollar match of private donations, a law 80 percent of Iowans say they approve of in the recent AARP survey.   Findings also reflect that at least half of Iowans have …

Video Salutes Iowa Volunteers and Andrus Award Recipients

Posted on 11/26/2013 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

About AARP In the spirit of Thanksgiving,  AARP Iowa celebrates the community service of volunteer members in a short video produced following our recent 2013 annual Volunteer Recognition and Andrus Award ceremony. We hope you’ll take five minutes to tune in to hear how many tax returns AARP Foundation Tax Aide volunteers prepared for older and low-income Iowans from state Tax Aide Coordinator Elmer Neussendorfer. Learn why volunteering for the AARP Smart Driver program is so rewarding for Iowa’s Marketing Coordinator volunteer …

Attorney General Warns of Possible Health Care Marketplace Scams

Posted on 08/22/2013 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

About AARP As federal and state agencies prepare for the Health Insurance Marketplace roll out under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has issued a consumer advisory warning Iowans to be aware of scammers who will try to take advantage of people who are not familiar with the nation’s new health care law. Starting Oct. 1, uninsured Iowans and small business owners with fewer than 50 employees can compare and select health plans for coverage beginning as soon …