Fraud Watch

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Community | Finances 50+ | Fraud | Volunteering Scammers Beware AARP Iowa debuted its Fraud Watch Network presentations in the eastern part of the state in December and is expanding the program statewide this year. Trained volunteers discuss the latest trends in telephone and online scams and explain how to recognize and report fraud. “Iowa’s population is aging, and financial crimes against vulnerable adults are a growing concern,” said Kent Sovern, AARP state director. Scammers tend to target older adults because they have accumulated wealth over a lifetime …

Life Reimagined

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events You’re invited to a Beginning Your Journey Workshop What’s next for you? It’s just a small, four-word question, but asking it may lead you to some big realizations. With Life Reimagined, you can explore real possibilities of your future. Take the first steps to pursue your on-hold aspirations at a Beginning Your Journey Workshop. And who knows what you’ll be inspired to do from here–the road ahead is entirely yours to define. Consider taking a first step by attending the …

2015 Andrus Award for Community Service

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Community | Events | Volunteering Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2015 AARP Iowa Andrus Award for Community Service. AARP’s most prestigious Iowa volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. Only one Iowa individual or couple is selected each year. The nomination deadline is June 2. The annual Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible …

AARP Live on RFD-TV

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family Disaster rarely gives you a heads up, and can take many unexpected forms. Everyone should have a plan of action, but some Americans can be particularly vulnerable during times of uncertainty. It’s important to keep this in mind when forming an effective plan, and to consider your personal needs. Disaster preparation is more than storing water and food, and every situation requires a different solution. On our recent episode of  AARP Live, our panel of experts shared important information to help you and your loved …

How to Avoid Distracted Driving

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Community | Events By Julie E. Lee Even though it may feel like second nature, driving is a demanding task that requires your full attention, no matter how experienced you may consider yourself. What you may think is a minor distraction could result in a dangerous collision. Any moment your eyes are off the road or your hands are off the wheel, you put yourself in a dangerous driving situation. Did you know sending a text message takes a driver’s eyes off the …

Help for New Family Caregivers

Posted on 04/8/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Caregiving | Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family By Nicole Duritz Forty two million Americans provide support to older parents, spouses and other loved ones. If you’re caring for a loved one, you may not think of yourself this way, but you are likely a family caregiver. Maybe you took on the role suddenly, or perhaps the responsibility evolved over time. While each family situation is unique, you can learn a lot from those who have been on this path before you. Here’s some advice from AARP and …