New Iowa Uniform Power of Attorney Tools and Information Announced

Posted on 11/12/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy New Outreach, Education, and Tools Designed to Encourage Better Understanding and Access to Financial POA Information and UPOAA Protections To help Iowans better understand the significance of one of Iowa’s newest laws, the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA), AARP Iowa today announced it is embarking on an outreach and education campaign with the National Health Law and Policy [NHLP] Resource Center at the University of Iowa College of Law. During the 2014 General Assembly, AARP worked with the Iowa …

AARP State President Visits 15 Iowa Cities on 2014 Voter Engagement Tour

Posted on 10/16/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy As part of AARP’s 2014 voter engagement campaign in Iowa, State President Tony Vola is leading a 15-city “Pizza & Possibilities” informational tour.  Vola is traveling the state to talk with members and the public about how AARP is working in Iowa to improve financial security, warn against fraud and scams, and encourage voter engagement on important issues. All the Pizza & Possibilites events are at a Pizza Ranch restaurant unless otherwise noted.  The full schedule of events is: 10/16 …

Reflections from the AARP Booth at the Iowa State Fair

Posted on 08/22/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy There’s lots to love about the Iowa State Fair. From the butter cow to fried-anything-on-a-stick. From free musical acts to critters of all persuasions. From quilts that would make Martha Stewart seethe with envy to baked and canned goods you wish your grandmother would have made, there’s something for everyone. For AARP volunteers, there’s also the time-honored pleasure of mingling with fellow Iowans and hearing stories about issues that are important to them. This year those issues were fraud and …

New Poll of Iowa Voters 50+ Shows “Anxiety Index”

Posted on 08/11/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy Voters Worry Secure Retirement Slipping Away, Want Candidates to Address Economic Security August 11, 2014 — AARP Iowa today released a new election year poll showing that 50+ voters in November elections worry a secure retirement could be out of reach for them.  Voters also want to see candidates who focus on improving their financial security, as they believe incomes have not kept up with their cost of living, especially health costs, taxes and retirement security. 50+ Voters’ Financial Outlook: …

From the Livable Communities Intern: Does your neighborhood pass the Popsicle test?

Posted on 08/8/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy Can you walk to purchase a popsicle and cross the street before it melts? This is the question Dan Burden of the Walkable and Livable Communities (WALC) Institute asked the crowd of people gathered at a public presentation last Wednesday. AARP Iowa hosted an Active Living Workshop in the Martin Luther King Jr. Park neighborhood in Des Moines, which was in need of some TLC. More than one hundred residents and community leaders gathered to learn about walkability and how to …

AARP Statements on 2014 Medicare and Social Security Trustees Reports

Posted on 07/28/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy AARP Statement on 2014 Medicare Trustees Report Urges Responsible Solutions WASHINGTON, DC – AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond offered the following statement in reaction to the Medicare Trustees report released today: “The Medicare Trustees report today reminds us of the financial challenges facing Medicare, along with the overall high cost of health care. With 64 million Americans expected to be enrolled in Medicare by 2020, we must do more to reduce wasteful spending throughout our health care system. “For …