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

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 …

AARP Survey: Hunger is a Top Concern for Iowans

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

Press 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 …

AARP Salutes Iowa Leaders for Bold Solution to Improve Health Care for Low-Income Iowans

Posted on 05/23/2013 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Press DES MOINES — AARP applauds Iowa Senate and Iowa House passage of Senate File 446 that will provide health coverage for low income Iowans by expanding Medicaid. “Passage of Senate File 446 is a victory for Iowa’s working poor, including the more than 17,000 Iowans age 50-64 who are between jobs or in jobs without health coverage and now  will have access to care in their local communities,” said AARP Iowa State President Tony Vola.  “We applaud the bipartisan leadership …

How House and Senate Plans for Healthcare Differ

Posted on 05/7/2013 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

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Experts Will Help You Start or Grow a Small Business

Posted on 04/12/2013 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Press For immediate release                                 Contact:     Richard Swearinger April 11, 2013                                                                   515-697-1005                                                                                    Experts Will Help You Start or Grow a Small Business During AARP and SBA Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month SBA and AARP team up to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older  April 11, 2013 – (Cedar Rapids) AARP together with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will host an “encore entrepreneur” event 6 p.m., April 25 at Coffeesmiths, Westdale Mall, …