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

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

Advocacy | Iowa | 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. …

From the Livable Communities Intern: A New Way to Run

Posted on 06/24/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events | Health & Wellbeing | Iowa | Local Resources | Volunteering This summer, I can add “running coach” to my resume. I love to run, and since attending graduate school, running has served a new purpose for me. It is my meditation, my break from studying, and the fastest way to get a good workout into my busy schedule. Training for races has been a large stabilizing function of my life and helped lay out attainable goals to work toward. Plus, it’s fun to do in groups! I knew two things …

Iowa Ranks 13th: New Scorecard Highlights Overall High Marks for Iowa Long-Term Care Services and Supports, Identifies Areas for Improvement

Posted on 06/19/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Iowa | Press Des Moines – Iowa ranks 13th in the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, but AARP warns more must be done to improve choice of long-term care setting and provider and effective transitions.  This, according to a new, comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation. Raising Expectations 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older …

Take Advantage of AARP Member Local Discounts for Select Iowa Theater Productions

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events | Iowa Are you a Les Miserables fan?  Love to see latest shows from Broadway?  AARP Iowa has teamed up with theaters in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Des Moines to offer ticket discounts for Iowa theater fans. Catch Les Miserables in Cedar Rapids and Waterloo Eastern Iowans can enjoy Theater Cedar Rapids and the Waterloo Community Playhouse  productions of Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Miserables, an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The score of Les Miserables …

AARP Day at the Ballpark Events Planned for Sundays in July in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines

Posted on 06/18/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events | Iowa AARP members are invited to bring the family and join AARP staff, volunteers and members for “AARP Day at the Ballpark” on Sunday afternoons at three great Iowa stadiums this July. Member baseball fans will be able to take advantage of ticket deals at in Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, meet AARP Iowa state team members at an AARP table on the concourse at each stadium, learn more about what AARP is doing in their community, and pick up …

From the Livable Communities Intern: an Introduction

Posted on 06/16/2014 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Iowa Hi, my name is Claire and I began my internship at the AARP Iowa office two weeks ago. I grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa then left the state to pursue college and a career. I worked six years as a graphic designer in a variety of industries, but felt as though I needed to switch gears in order to better benefit society through my work. I returned to Iowa for school and for my family, but also because I …