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— As the 2016 general election moves into high gear, AARP is mobilizing members and voters in Iowa and across the country to demand that all candidates have a plan to update Social Security for current and future citizens. Without updates for future sustainability, the benefits Social Security provides will drastically decrease for recipients by 2034, potentially by as much as $10,000 a year. AARP’s nationwide campaign #TakeAStand, asks that presidential candidates Take a Stand on Social Security and form a …

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— With a July 1 nomination deadline approaching, AARP Iowa is encouraging Iowans to take a few minutes to nominate an outstanding 50+ Iowan for the 2016 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, making them eligible to  receive $1,000 to award to the charity of their choice. “AARP Iowa is pleased to be able offer a $1,000 cash award to the winner of our highest volunteer service award, and we’d love to see as many individuals and organizations as possible …

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— Mark your calendar and join us for a free movie night! The sequel, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, is back in Des Moines on Tuesday, July 26 for one night only. AARP members and their guests are invited to attend a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of this film starring the cast from the original production. In the sequel, Toula finds her extended family rocked by the revelation that her mother and father were never really married—which, of …

Sandwich Generation

— Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs around! But what if you were a Family Caregiver for a loved one at the same time? It’s called the “Sandwich Generation” and people are feeling the pressure of being squeezed between all the other layers of life as a family caregiver and a parent. Register for AARP’s interactive webinar, “Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation.” Featuring Charima Young, ASD Outreach Georgia and Britnee Fergins, a mother of …

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— Iowa Executive Council Member, Fraud Watch Network Volunteer Joe Marquart  Urges Senate Judiciary Action to Fight Fraud The United States Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on June 29 in Washington D.C. to hear testimony on “Protecting Older Americans from Financial Exploitation.”  Chaired by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the hearing included two panels of speakers.  The first panel consisted of John A. Horn, the United States Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia and Lois C. Greisman, head of the …

Iowa Take a Stand State Field Director Joshua Skaggs

— AARP Iowa is proud to introduce the 2016 Take a Stand Iowa field team. The Take a Stand campaign is candidates to Take a Stand on Social Security and form a plan to update it, not just for current beneficiaries, but for their children and grandchildren, and is inviting Iowans to get involved in the effort.  Meet the team:   Joshua Skaggs, Iowa State Field Director, responsible for the Iowa campaign and field organization, is originally from Saint Louis Missouri. He …

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— Today’s job search is dramatically different than it was when you started your career. Join AARP’s Nora Duncan for a free webinar titled “Adaptability! Using New Realities to Get a Job” Thursday evening July 21st 7PM ET/ 6PM CT. Nora will share lessons she learned while searching for a job with 15 years of experience and her personal story of what it took to get back to work during her seven and a half month job search.  Like Nora, whether …

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—   AARP Iowa seeks temporary administrative assistance during a busy season to support essential administrative functions. This paid, part time position is open from July 1, 2016 – November 30, 2016 and will require commitment of entire contract term. Looking for individual that can work 20 hours per week, ideally four hours per day. AARP Iowa Part-time Temporary Administrative Position Job Description – Manage day to day administrative duties; distributing daily mail, manage and administer FedEx/USPS mail deliveries. Manage special …

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— Motorists can sharpen their skills and possibly earn a discount on car insurance by taking an AARP Driver Safety class. You can take the Smart Driver course in a classroom or online to learn current rules of the road, such as how to navigate roundabouts, as well as defensive driving techniques, such as how to manage common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. “Even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their skills,” said Leo …

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— AARP Iowa today announced it is bringing CAREversations – an interactive, engaging family caregiving event, to Des Moines. There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the United States and more than 317,000 family caregivers in Iowa providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes. “Whether you’re starting to plan, helping coordinate a big move or taking care of a family member in your home, it’s important …

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— Stop spending time trying and start spending more time doing when it comes to everyday technology! Now a days advancements in technology, much of which you may already own, are allowing Family Caregivers to be the best that they can. Join Tricia Sandiego and Mike Lee as they team up to maximize your potential  in AARP’s latest webinar, “Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology.” Register now to watch live at 2PM ET/ 1PM CT on Wednesday, June 29. …