Free Tax Prep Sites Set to Open Across the State

Posted on 01/30/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Local Resources It’s that time of year again — tax time. More than 250 Iowa volunteers are ready and waiting to help older and low-income Iowans with basic federal and state tax returns, for free.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide,  now in its 45thyear, is the largest volunteer-run, free tax preparation program in the country, and it operates right here in Iowa with more than 60 locations across the state. “Last year, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 30,000 Iowa residents with tax …

Residents Invited to Greater Des Moines Age Friendly Advisory Committee Annual Meeting

Residents Invited to Greater Des Moines Age Friendly Advisory Committee Annual Meeting

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

Local Resources         Des Moines—Greater Des Moines area residents are invited to join community and Age Friendly Committee leaders for “A Report to the Community” on progress toward the Greater Des Moines area earning the World Health Organization’s Age Friendly Community designation on Dec. 10. Key survey findings, a preliminary assessment of how the City of Des Moines measures up to the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly criteria, and recommendations for action will be presented at the annual meeting of …

AARP Survey:  Hunger is a Top Concern for Iowans

AARP Survey: Hunger is a Top Concern for Iowans

Posted on 10/15/2013 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Local Resources Most Iowans view hunger as an important problem in the state, with a third saying it is a very important issue, according to a new AARP Iowa survey released at the 2013 Iowa Hunger Summit, organized by the World Food Prize Foundation. Findings also show that more than one in four Iowans surveyed said they had experienced food insecurity in their own household, and nearly half said that someone close to them has had limited access to adequate food on …

Want to Know about the Health Insurance Marketplace?

Posted on 10/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Local Resources To help Iowans seeking coverage through the state’s health insurance marketplace, AARP Iowa invites members to view and listen to resources it has posted online. Among the information posted is a recording of state insurance commissioner Nick Gerhart explaining the marketplace and how residents ages 50 to 64 can shop for the plan that best meets their needs. Iowans can select one of several health insurance plans that began Oct. 1. An estimated 500,000 state residents are expected to obtain …

AARP Foundation Establishes OK Tornado Relief Fund

Posted on 05/22/2013 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Local Resources WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP Foundation today announced it has established the AARP Foundation Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund to support victims affected by the recent “monster” tornadoes in Oklahoma. AARP and its members are committed to helping those in need. AARP and AARP Foundation will match contributions dollar-for-dollar up to $250,000, assuring up to $500,000 in aid once the match is met through contributions.  The matching program will be administered through AARP Foundation. The Foundation will give funds to organizations providing …

AARP Supports Protecting Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Posted on 05/20/2013 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Local Resources Today, AARP expressed support for protecting funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as the Senate prepares to consider reauthorization of the Farm Bill.  “While AARP recognizes the economic challenges facing our nation and that burdens must be shouldered by broad segments of society, we do not believe it’s appropriate to reduce already inadequate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits – $4.30 per person per day – to households experiencing food insecurity,” said Joyce Rogers, AARP Senior Vice President, …