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 …

Up Close: Members, Media Talk Social Security with National President Rob Romasco

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

About AARP More than 300 AARP members from western Iowa and eastern Nebraska joined national President Rob Romasco in Omaha recently for a timely conversation about Social Security and AARP’s fight to strengthen Social Security and keep cuts to hard-earned benefits out of any deficit reduction talks in Washington. Romasco shared facts about how the Chained CPI could impact benefits, and the need to have a separate discussion on strengthening this critical program. “Any adjustments Washington makes to Social Security will 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 …