New AARP National Poll Supports Bipartisan Congressional Family Caregiving Caucus Launched Today

Posted on 03/3/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Press Voters Want Lawmakers to Support Family Caregivers Who Face Stresses, Challenges March 3, 2015 – WASHINGTON, DC – Across political parties, more than seven in ten registered voters age 40 and older say Congress should improve resources for family caregivers who help their parents, spouses, children with disabilities and other loved ones to live independently. This and other findings from a new poll underscore the need for the bipartisan, bicameral Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus launched today by U.S. Senators …

Foil Scams Through Fraud Watch Network

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & Family | Money & Work | Volunteering 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 of working …

AARP Members Converge on Capitol to Demand Better Support for Iowa Family Caregivers, Call for Passage of SSB 1182

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Press | Uncategorized DES MOINES, Feb. 25 – Today, AARP citizen advocates from around Iowa braved the winter weather to urge Iowa lawmakers to pass measures to help Iowa’s more than 540,000 family caregivers more confidently and safely care for their loved ones at home. Recognizing the critical role unpaid family caregivers play providing more than two thirds of home and community based long term care services, AARP advocates urged the Iowa General Assembly to pass The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, …

AARP Leaders, Citizen Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Improve Iowa’s Support for Family Caregivers

Posted on 02/24/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving AARP Iowa Lobby Day News Conference Set for Feb. 25th What:    AARP lobby day news conference on an important measure the Iowa Legislature can take this year to assist the more than 540,000 unpaid family caregivers who make it possible for their family members or other loved ones to live independently at home. Who: Martha Willits, AARP Iowa State President Kent Sovern, AARP Iowa State Director Anthony Carroll, Associate State Director for Advocacy, AARP Iowa Iowa Family Caregivers share their …

How Would You Handle a Vehicle Breakdown?

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Uncategorized By Julie E. Lee It’s the peak time of year when the elements can wreak havoc on our roadways and vehicles, giving us the least ideal driving conditions. However, your vehicle can also break down in the most pristine conditions or shortest of drives. Whether your vehicle is having a mechanical failure, an overheated engine, or a flat tire, it’s important to know what to do in case it does break down. Hopefully it never happens, but if it does, …

10 Ways to Save on Health Care Costs

Posted on 02/23/2015 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Uncategorized By Nicole Duritz How many of us are still sticking to our New Year’s resolutions to live healthier? I, for one, have good intentions, but I’ve been struggling to get to the gym as often as I want. What has motivated me recently is getting a greater understanding of how a healthier me can lead to big savings in health care costs. AARP’s Health Care Costs Calculator can help you understand what your health care costs will be in retirement …