#ThrowbackThursday: Unleash the power of your childhood home

Posted on 04/30/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Community | Home & Family John Edwards will go down in U.S. history as a disgraced presidential candidate. But before his fall, Edwards left something for all of us to ponder – the value of home. Edwards’ 2004 bid for the presidential nomination was based on professed values transcending what he saw as the inequities of “two Americas” – one for the rich, one for the not-rich. In retrospect, his real-life values contradicted his professed beliefs. One could say the same about his perception of …

AARP Iowa Leaders Join with National Volunteers to Push Congress on Retirement Security Issues

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy AARP Visits Congress, US Department of Labor to Push Series of Issues Including New Retirement Advice Standard, Older Americans Act, Safe Streets Act, Caregiving, Social Security Washington, DC – Today AARP volunteers and staff from Iowa and across the country are delivering petitions containing more than 26,000 signatures at the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a conflict of interest standard, following the release of a proposed rule earlier this month. The petition delivery kicks off several days of …

Find your perfect “CarFit” with a free check-up

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Driver Safety | Events How well does your car fit you? Do you have a clear view out your vehicle’s windows? Can you reach and manage all controls and adjust the seat and seat belt so they’re secure, yet comfortable? The right adjustments can improve comfort, control and confidence behind the wheel. CarFit is an educational program that provides a quick, yet comprehensive review of how well you and your vehicle work together. The program, developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy …

Fight Fraud — Shred Instead!

Posted on 04/27/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Uncategorized Free Shredding Event in Des Moines: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. Iowa State Fairgrounds, Varied Industries Bldg. Enter gate #10 on E. 30th Street and turn left to the south parking lot Des Moines, IA Get rid of those old bank statements, tax returns and financial documents — in a secure way. A secure shredding vendor truck will be on site to shred your documents right in front of you. Paper clips and staples do not need to …

#ThrowbackThursday: Ah, spring! Time for a family history plan

Posted on 04/23/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Community | Home & Family Spring is here, finally. Once we sweep aside the grit and grime of a Midwest winter, we Iowans can turn our attention to brighter and longer days and the budding of a fresh season, full of promise. It’s a good time to do the same with your family history. Now’s the time to plant the seeds for a fruitful harvest throughout 2015. Pick out two or three achievable family history goals and come up with a plan to make them …

Cedar Rapids, Marion Make Top 10 Most Livable Cities for 50+; Des Moines Ranks as Featured Community

Posted on 04/20/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Community | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family AARP ranks most livable neighborhoods and cities for date nights, staying healthy SEATTLE, April 20, 2015 — Thanks to factors like vibrant growth, a commitment to serving residents of all ages, and friendly citizens, Cedar Rapids and Marion have made it to the Top 10 of AARP’s Livability Index—a first-of-its-kind resource that helps people measure how well a community meets their current and future needs. •    Cedar Rapids is No. 7 on the Most Livable list for medium cities (pop. …