Help Hungry Iowans Get Food Assistance

Help Hungry Iowans Get Food Assistance

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering AARP Iowa is recruiting volunteers to help hungry Iowans age 50-plus stretch their food budgets while improving nutrition. In cooperation with the Iowa Food Bank Association, volunteers will help people apply for the state’s Food Assistance Program, which provides a debit-like card that can be used at grocery stores. Only about a third of Iowans age 60 and older who are eligible for the program are enrolled. Volunteers also are needed to make presentations on how to shop for and …

Feed Hungry Iowans and Help Meet the State’s Million-Dollar Match

Posted on 12/3/2013 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Volunteering According to a new AARP survey, hunger is an issue more than 80 percent of Iowans are concerned about and are supportive of the state’s efforts to provide help for those in need. This year, state lawmakers voted to give Iowa’s food banks up to $1 million as a dollar-for-dollar match of private donations, a law 80 percent of Iowans say they approve of in the recent AARP survey.   Findings also reflect that at least half of Iowans have …

Want to Change Your Life? Volunteer.

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | AARP National | Comments

Volunteering By Lester Strong, Vice President and Chief Executive of AARP Experience Corps It’s December. That part of the year when winter officially descends, providing us with short days and long, quiet nights. It’s a time when people reflect on their lives, giving thought to what they are doing now and where they want to be in the future. No matter the age or stage in life, as the year draws to a close nearly everyone takes time to “reimagine” their …

Video Salutes Iowa Volunteers and Andrus Award Recipients

Video Salutes Iowa Volunteers and Andrus Award Recipients

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

Volunteering In the spirit of Thanksgiving,  AARP Iowa celebrates the community service of volunteer members in a short video produced following our recent 2013 annual Volunteer Recognition and Andrus Award ceremony. We hope you’ll take five minutes to tune in to hear how many tax returns AARP Foundation Tax Aide volunteers prepared for older and low-income Iowans from state Tax Aide Coordinator Elmer Neussendorfer. Learn why volunteering for the AARP Smart Driver program is so rewarding for Iowa’s Marketing Coordinator volunteer …

Fort Dodge Community Leaders Receive 2013 AARP Iowa Andrus Award

Fort Dodge Community Leaders Receive 2013 AARP Iowa Andrus Award

Posted on 11/13/2013 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Volunteering Jan and Phyllis Wilson, founders of Pride in Community Appearance (PICA), are recipients of the 2013 AARP Iowa Andrus Award for Community Service, the Association’s most prestigious and visible award for volunteer service. In announcing the award winners, AARP Iowa 2012 Andrus Award winner Larry Neppl of Marion, Iowa, formerly of Fort Dodge, said, “The Wilsons are a great example of what can be done when determined individuals dream big and inspire others to join with them. PICA is a …

Driver Safety Volunteers Wanted

Posted on 06/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Volunteering As AARP Driver Safety expands to match growing demand, it is seeking more members to help with all aspects of the volunteer-run program. Driver Safety refreshes the driving skills of motorists age 50-plus. It covers traffic laws, safety and defensive driving techniques. Drivers who have successfully completed the course may qualify for discounts on their vehicle insurance premiums. Nearly 1 million drivers age 50-plus in Iowa are eligible to take the course, which is offered statewide and open to drivers …