New Survey Finds Likely Iowa Caucus Goers Want to Hear More on Social Security

Posted on 01/21/2016 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

January 21, 2016 — In this polarizing election where specifics have been taking a backseat to soundbites, one issue transcends the partisan divide and unites people of all ages – Social Security. According to a new survey released today by AARP, more than nine in 10 Iowa caucus goers across party lines and age groups say it is important for presidential candidates to lay out their plans to make Social Security financially sound for future generations. “Iowa caucus goers are …

“Take A Stand” Launches in Iowa and Across the Nation

Posted on 11/6/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

In keeping with our 30- year tradition of issue-oriented voter engagement, AARP has launched “Take a Stand,” a campaign to urge all Presidential candidates to offer their plans to update Social Security to put it on sound financial ground for future generations. Social Security is a promise that’s been kept for 80 years—but in order to keep that promise for future generations, Social Security needs to be updated for the 21st Century. If our leaders don’t act, future retirees will …

Day Five, Iowa Caucus #TakeAStand

Posted on 01/27/2016 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Day five on the Caucus trail, and AARP Iowa Volunteers continue to travel across the state attending events for all candidates. Recently, the candidates have begun to recognize AARP’s #TakeAStand, red T-Shirts. According to Carly Fiorina, “It’s working.” The week’s not over yet, and AARP Iowa volunteers will continue to attend rallies, demanding that candidates present their plan to make Social Security financially sound for generations to come. For tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 27, and Friday, Jan. 28, look for our …

AARP Volunteers and Staff take to the campaign trail

Posted on 01/25/2016 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

AARP Iowa is gearing up for a busy week! With Caucuses right around the corner, volunteers are lining up to attend candidate events in every region of the state. AARP volunteers will ask candidates what their plans are to make Social Security financially sound. Just this past weekend, volunteers attended  more than a dozen events for both Republican and Democrat candidates including events for candidates O’Malley, Rubio, Huckabee, Cruz, Clinton, Trump and Carson. We’re excited to welcome AARP staff from …

Brain Wellness Kicks Off “Embrace Aging” Series at Drake University Jan. 26th

Posted on 01/15/2016 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

AARP Iowa is pleased to support “Embrace Aging,” a series of six public conversations on healthy aging for Central Iowa residents presented by Calving Community at Drake’s Olmsted Center, Sussman Theater between January and June 2016. The first program is Healthy Aging and Brain Wellness on January 26th and features a conversation  on Alzheimer’s and aging led by Dr. Robert Bender, a geriatric physician with a specialty in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The program will be moderated by Dr. Mary …

New Year…New Job…New Opportunities

Posted on 01/13/2016 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

The new year is a time when many are thinking about changing careers, finding a new job or reinvigorating their job search. If you’re navigating workplace challenges this year, AARP has resouces to help you prepare, connect and achieve your goals. Recently AARP Iowa and IowaWatch.org collaboratively hosted two Navigating the Workplace at 50 luncheon workshops, one in Des Moines and another in Cedar Rapids. These interactive programs provided participants with tips and tools for career decision-making. They included moderated …