Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Life@50+ – The Stars Come Out in Boston

Posted on 04/15/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Events What do the following people have in common? Whoopi Goldberg and Jay Leno; Laura Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush; The Moody Blues*; Linda Ronstadt; HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins stars Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri… They’re all coming to Life@50+ this May 8-10 in Boston! And with more than 50 planned lifestyle and learning sessions, nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, we really do have something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP …

Concerned about your grandchildren’s saving and investing?

Concerned about your grandchildren’s saving and investing?

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events New Money Smart “Kids Read” Event Coming to an Iowa Library Near You You’re invited to help your elementary school age grandchildren learn about saving and investing with you at a “Money Smart Kids Read” program offered for the first time this year at more than 20 libraries across the state between April 5-15. As part of this year’s Money Smart Week Iowa events, AARP is pleased to sponsor this innovative approach designed to help children learn about the importance …

Have Questions About Signing up for Health Care?

Have Questions About Signing up for Health Care?

Posted on 03/21/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events Many thanks to Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart for joining AARP Iowa earlier this month for a teletown hall to remind Iowans what they need to know about signing up for health care insurance before the March 31st deadline.  Commissioner Gerhart answered dozens questions during the call with more than 20,000 Iowans age 50-64.  We recorded the conversation and invite you to tune in to learn more and get answers to the kinds of questions you may have if you …

Leaders Tackle Hunger Awareness, Ideas for Action

Leaders Tackle Hunger Awareness, Ideas for Action

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events AARP Iowa thanks the Iowa Food Bank Association and member food banks in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Sioux City for recently co-hosting provocative discussions with area thought leaders on how to advance hunger awareness and action in their communities. The three sessions with HACAP Food Reservior, Northeast Iowa Food Bank and Siouxland Food Bank attracted leaders from a wide cross section of organizations including faith-based groups, food pantries and shelters, social service agencies, legislators, hunger activists and members of the …

Get Smart About Online Fraud on "AARP Live" March 20

Get Smart About Online Fraud on “AARP Live” March 20

Posted on 03/18/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events Think you’re too smart to fall for an online scam?  A new AARP survey aimed to find out why some people fall for internet fraud while others do not and the results are alarming.  It turns out it’s not just what you do on the online, but your life experiences off-line that can make you an easy target for scammers. The study found 34 million internet users nationwide may be at an increased risk of being victimized online. The survey …

AARP, Iowa Food Bank Association and Local Food Banks Convene Discussions

AARP, Iowa Food Bank Association and Local Food Banks Convene Discussions

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

Events Few Iowans take time out of their busy lives to think about hunger in their state, yet nearly 400,000 Iowans – including nearly 150,000 age 50 and older – are considered food insecure, meaning they lack the ability to acquire nutritionally adequate and safe foods in socially acceptable ways. That’s a huge number for a state that is recognized as one of the country’s top agricultural areas. AARP thinks it’s a big problem and one worth tackling. Beginning on Friday, …