New Iowa Uniform Power of Attorney Tools and Information Announced

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

Money & Work 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 …

Fraud Watch Network Featured at Cyber Security Forum

Posted on 09/16/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Money & Work AARP Iowa was a partner in a successful event Sept. 4th in Ames featuring the Fraud Watch Network with the National Cyber Security Alliance. STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Two Steps Ahead: Protect Your Digital Life drew more than 130 people from ISU students to business owners to AARP members as part of a 10-city tour on activating security features available on many of the web’s most popular sites. Senator Chuck Grassley, Attorney General Tom Miller and ISU President Stephen Leath opened …

Sign Up for Fraud Alerts at State Fair

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & Work AARP invites visitors to the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 7-17, to stop by its booth to sign up for alerts from the AARP Fraud Watch Network. The fair attracts about 1 million visitors each year. People of any age can request watchdog alerts to learn about scams active in their community. Tips from law enforcement officials and former con artists also are available at aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork.  

Tony Vola: Iowa’s older workers deserve respect and protection

Posted on 06/30/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Money & Work In his June 16 guest opinion for the Press-Citizen, heaping praise on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Gross decision on age discrimination and his role in it, Frank Harty misrepresents the law and fails to show an understanding of the harsh impact of this ruling on people’s lives. The Gross decision represented a drastic and damaging change in employment discrimination law. For decades before Gross, a worker had to show that age was one motivating factor in an adverse employment decision. …

Why Tweets, Posts and Links Matter to Your Job Search

Posted on 06/2/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Money & Work By Jean C. Setzfand   If you haven’t looked for a new job in a while, you may be surprised to learn that it’s a different marketplace out there today. If you just sent your resume and cover letter to a hiring manager and hoped the process would follow a normal course of interviews and decision-making, think again.   Today, more than ever, it’s up to you to determine how your skills relate to a specific job opening and to …

Legislation to Combat Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Posted on 05/29/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Money & Work AARP Public Forum Highlights Critical Need for Senators Harkin and Grassley-led Legislation to Combat Age Discrimination in the Workplace Iowans affected by employment age discrimination joined with AARP state and national leaders today in Cedar Rapids for a public hearing to share their stories and perspectives on the issue of age discrimination in the workplace – a major and growing concern among Americans 50 and over. “Failing to protect older workers from age discrimination is not only unjust, it is …