— 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 …

— 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 them at this informative event. Learn about the Investor …

— Come on over and get to know AARP and connect with other members and volunteers at our “Free Coffee & Donut Days” in May in Des Monies and Cedar Rapids. Stop in and enjoy your first *beverage and donut – to stay or go – when you present your AARP card.  We’ll be at Donut Hut in Des Moines and Krispy Kreme in Clive on May 4. We’ll also be in Cedar Rapids at Donutland and Sykora Bakery on May 3. And remember, …

— Whether you’re just getting started or are an Iowa Senior Games veteran, the 2017 lineup of games and events offers something for sports fans and athletes of all skill levels. Connect with men and women 50+ who share an interest in healthy and active living. Have fun, meet new people, and go for the gold!  AARP is proud to sponsor the games in recognition of the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle at any age. The 31st annual Iowa …

The AARP Driver Safety course can help you brush up on your driving skills and develop safe driving strategies.

— Looking to sharpen your driving skills? Join AARP Iowa for the AARP Smart Driver Courses in May and June. Not only will the course help you brush up on important information, it may also save you money on your insurance premium. By taking a driver refresher course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll learn how you can manage and accommodate common …

— April is Volunteer Month, a time to recognize the contributions that Iowans 50+ provide to their communities through volunteer work and a chance for us all to think about how we can help make a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors. There are limitless opportunities to get involved with AARP in Iowa, and every special skill and talent can be utilized in some way or another. Volunteering is a great way to get out of the house, to …

— AARP Iowa and the state Office of Attorney General are hosting a teletown hall about imposter scams on Tuesday, April 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. AARP also is sponsoring two free shredding events, one in Des Moines on April 29, and the other in Cedar Rapids on May 1. According to federal data, nearly 14,000 Iowans filed scam complaints in 2015. Identity theft complaints topped the list, with imposter and debt collector scams following closely behind. “Con artists don’t …

— Learn how to start or grow your small business from fellow entrepreneurs. Live SBA Entrepreneur webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 18th at 6 p.m. CT Looking to turn your unique talents, hobbies or skills into a small business? Or if you’ve already started a business, are you searching for ideas to keep your dreams of success on track? Register for the AARP webinar, From Passion to Profit, and learn from our panel of innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs as they share …