Volunteers Keep Social Security Top of Mind For Candidates

Posted on 08/27/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Uncategorized   Because of its first-in-the-nation caucuses, presidential candidates make frequent visits to Iowa’s towns and cities long before the official campaign season—and when they do, AARP Iowa volunteers are there to make sure that the candidates know Social Security is important to our members. At gatherings large and small this summer, groups of volunteers clad in their distinctive red AARP t-shirts ask candidates the question : “How are you going to address Social Security’s financial shortfall and reform the program to put …

“Catch Me if You Can” Author Joins AARP Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 08/26/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Fraud AARP Iowa joins in welcoming Frank W. Abagnale, nationally renowned expert on identity theft and fraud schemes, as an AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador.  Abagnale will work with the Fraud Watch Network to provide online programs and community forums to educate consumers about ways to protect themselves from identity theft and cybercrime. Once one of the world’s most famous con artists, Abagnale’s story was told in his best-selling book, Catch Me if You Can, and in the 2002 movie of …

SBA and AARP “Summer of Encore Mentoring” Events in Waverly and Muscatine

Posted on 08/25/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Money & Work | Uncategorized Iowans 50+ looking to start a business are invited to join with the U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP for a “Summer of Encore Mentoring,” events in Waverly and Muscatine Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 26 and 27. Building on the success of a joint SBA and AARP Mentor Month in April 2013 and April 2014, both organizations will match these “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. WHAT: “Summer of Encore Mentoring” for Encore …

AARP Iowa Reaffirms Social Security on 80th Anniversary

Posted on 08/14/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Events State Fair Celebration Showcases Popular Support for Program Des Moines, Aug. 14, 2015 – While commemorating the 80th anniversary of the signing of Social Security into law in 1935 today at the Iowa State Fair, AARP Iowa State President Martha Willits said the program “remains as important as ever.” AARP Iowa celebrated the occasion at in a State Fair tent complete with games, prizes, birthday cake, dignitaries, and the release of results of a new national AARP survey on American’s views of …

Join AARP Aug. 14 80th Anniversary Social Security Bash at the Iowa State Fair

Posted on 08/13/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events Aug. 14, 2015 is the 80th anniversary of the signing of Social Security into law in 1935.  To mark the occasion, AARP Iowa is hosting a State Fair-themed Social Security celebration tent open from 10 am to 7 pm with games, prizes, birthday cake and cake-on-stick at the Iowa State Fair. At 11 am, AARP members, the media and Iowa State Fair-goers are invited to attend a brief ceremony with AARP Iowa state leaders, volunteers, two members of Iowa’s Congressional …

Help Celebrate Iowa Caregivers

Posted on 08/4/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Caregiving We’re looking for stories of hope, love and dedication. AARP believes family caregivers stories aren’t celebrated nearly enough. Because of your tireless efforts, older parents, spouses and other loved ones can remain in their homes. It’s a labor of love, to be sure, and sometimes more than a full-time job. It’s time the world got a better picture of just what it means to be you. That’s why we’re launching a new phase of the I Heart Caregivers story-telling initiative, …