—   Between June 1-29, AARP is hosting Medicare Health Care and You!  meetings to learn about some of the challenges facing health care reform and get information about different proposals being discussed in Washington. The sessions are also an opportunity for Iowans to voice their concerns about the future of health care and Medicare, and learn how to get involved in advocacy efforts to strengthen health care coverage for older Iowans. The events are all free and open to AARP …

— It’s summer and you know what that means: time for ice cream! As part of our outreach to connect with members across the state, we’re hosting a free ice cream day for members at locations in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines on Wednesday, June 28th! Meet up with AARP Iowa staff, local members and volunteers for a cool down with some free ice cream! Present your AARP card and receive one small cone with a dip or crunch topping of your choice. …

— May 24, 2017 – In keeping with its long history of fighting for affordable health care for people 50 and older, AARP is launching a  national campaign to make sure that any new health care legislation stops insurance companies from overcharging older Americans, lowers prescription drug prices, protects seniors’ ability to live independently and protects Medicare. AARP today announced new television ads against the Age Tax and other provisions in the health care bill, urging Senators to “vote No” on the …

— Urges Congress to pass much-needed federal tax credit for nation’s family caregivers WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2017 —AARP commends the sponsors of the bipartisan Credit for Caring Act that would help support America’s family caregivers by offering a federal tax credit of up to $3,000 annually for those who qualify. The Credit for Caring Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate (S. 1151) by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and …

— Get to know AARP and connect with other members and volunteers at our “Free Coffee & Donut Days” in June in Burlington. Stop in and enjoy your first *beverage and donut – to stay or go – when you present your AARP card.  We’ll be at Uptown Ivy Bake Shoppe on June 2. And remember, if you’re a couple, your AARP membership includes a donut and coffee for both. Burlington AARP Free Coffee & Donut Day Friday, June 2,8am – 10am Uptown …

— Join us for free webinars and live chats on how to use the latest tech tools. Technology can help you connect with friends and family, drive more safely, control home automation, search for jobs, care for loved ones, learn new skills, and more. But there’s so much new “tech” that it can be hard to keep track of it and how it can help you. Register for AARP’s Online Technology Fair and gain access to free live webinars, video chats …

— Des Moines Performing Arts is offering discount tickets for AARP members at selected theater and music performances in the Willis Broadway Series and at the Temple for the Performing Arts. The shows include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which runs May 16-21. To buy discount tickets, go to dmpa.org/etix, enter the promo code 1617ETIX in the promo code box near the top right corner and click on submit.

— Iowans of all ages are invited to join AARP Iowa, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and members of the Iowa Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division for a live, statewide teletown hall on impostor scams at 10 am, Tuesday, April 25, during Money Smart Week Iowa. During the hour-long question and answer event titled, “Don’t Be Fooled by Impostor Scams,” Attorney General Miller and division experts will share tips and answer Iowans’ questions about current scams including the “grandparent” and “IRS” impostor …

— Every day, millions of Americans lose their hard-earned money to identity theft and other types of scams.  Last year alone, 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft.  That’s one person victimized every two seconds! Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft. Discard old confidential documents safely and securely at the FREE Shred Day at the Johnston Public Library in Greater Des Moines and in the Cedar Rapids Kernels’ parking lot in Cedar Rapids. Bring …

— Need a financial tune up? Money Smart Week events to the rescue! If you could use a little help learning how to stretch your money and jump start your retirement security planning, join AARP for these Money Smart Week Iowa programs! Financial Security on Tap Cedar Rapids: Tues., April 25, 5:30-7 PM Des Moines: Wed., April 26, 5:30-7 PM AARP and the Iowa Insurance Division (IID) invite you to join a fun, informative evening of trivia games, sweepstakes and financial …