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 | Iowa | Money & Work 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 | Health & Wellbeing | Iowa 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 …

Take Action to Fight Elder Financial Abuse in Iowa

Posted on 03/20/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Iowa | Money & Work The 2014 Iowa General Assembly is one vote away from passing a much-needed uniform power of attorney law that would help curb the growing problem of elder financial abuse in Iowa. Senate File 2168, a bill creating a Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA), has passed the Iowa Senate and now awaits passage in the Iowa House, which is expected to bring the issue up for a vote soon. AARP is urging Iowans to make their voices heard on the …

Leaders Tackle Hunger Awareness, Ideas for Action

Leaders Tackle Hunger Awareness, Ideas for Action

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

Events | Iowa 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 | Iowa 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 Responds to President’s FY2015 Budget Proposal

Posted on 03/4/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Iowa WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy A. LeaMond released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s FY2015 budget proposal: “As AARP reviews the details of the President’s proposals, particularly the proposed changes in Medicare, it’s important to emphasize the need for health care cost containment, not simply cost shifting. We know that brand name prescription drugs are one of the key drivers of escalating health care costs, so we appreciate the President’s inclusion of proposals to find savings in …