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— Iowans are invited to attend an upcoming Social Security solutions forum in their community this fall to discuss the importance of Social Security to the economic security of Iowans for generations to come. In June, the Social Security Trustees reported that trust fund reserves will be exhausted in 2034 resulting in across-the-board benefit cuts of nearly 25 percent for 1.8 million Iowans if Congress fails to act. “Doing nothing is not an option,” said AARP Iowa State Director Kent Sovern. …

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— Sometimes life takes you in a different direction than you thought you would go. It’s never too late to make a change. Start reimagining your life today by attending a free Life Reimagined Checkup. This fall, AARP Iowa is hosting a series of free, 90-minute sessions in communities across the state. Each check up offers tools and advice to help participants navigate transitions in their work, relationships or well-being. Sessions are designed to help participants reflect on their goals and …

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— Politicians are not likely to make plans to update Social Security unless voters ask them to do so. That’s why AARP opened an office in Des Moines—to serve as a hub for efforts to hold presidential and congressional candidates accountable for explaining how they would keep Social Security financially sound for current and future generations. In a recent AARP survey, more than 9 in 10 Iowa caucusgoers of all ages and across party lines said it’s important that the next …

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— AARP Launches New Ads, Sponsors Debates, Urges Social Security Question AARP has launched a new Take A Stand ad campaign calling on the presidential candidates to do their job and commit to take action to keep Social Security strong for future generations. The digital and TV campaign is centered on the three presidential debates on Sept. 26, Oct. 9 and 19, which AARP is sponsoring as part of the Take A Stand campaign The TV ads will run on national cable …

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— Love working with numbers and helping fellow Iowans? AARP Iowa’s Tax-Aide volunteers are looking to add to their statewide team of tax-aide volunteer tax preparers. Tax-Aide is a free tax assistance and preparation program for taxpayers with low to moderate income supported by the AARP Foundation. The Iowa program has volunteer opportunities for people at every level of experience who want to stay involved and keep their brains sharp while giving back. Tax volunteers will complete a tax preparation workshop …

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— Attend Oct. 21 Introductory Session for More Information If you’re in a transition and looking for a way to connect with something that matters, or you have ideas about how you want to contribute but haven’t been able to realize them, take the first step in moving ahead by attending an informal information session on Evolve, a six-month leadership class for people 50+ who want to make a difference in the world. Applications are now being accepted for the second …

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— AARP Iowa has new and surprising opportunities popping up all the time.  Join us at a special happy hour to uncork unlimited possibilities and sample a variety of ways you can get involved and make a difference.  There is something for everyone!  From helping to inform people about scams and identity theft, to instructing driver safety courses or being an ambassador for AARP at events; we have something for everyone to get involved! This event is FREE – but please register …

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— AARP Iowa State Director Kent Sovern will host a live Tele-Town Hall in October with leaders of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), we are pleased to bring you webstreaming for this event. Click here to find this important event online and join us. Kris Gross, Patty Price and Becky Blum of Iowa SHIIP will share important information with AARP Iowa members from across the state on Tuesday, Oct. 11th from 10:00am – 11:00am. Key topics include updates on Medicare Part D and …

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— Joys and Challenges Facing Military Caregivers featuring MG Antonio M. Taguba, USA (Ret.) and Meg Kabat, Department of Veterans Affairs Thursday, September 8th 2pm ET/1pm CT REGISTER HERE After his parents became ill, Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba and his siblings found themselves unprepared to care for them. Faced with tough decisions about health and finances, they found a way to care for their parents the best they could. Join Major General Taguba and Meg Kabat, National Director, Caregiver Support …

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— Thanks to the more than 4,500 Iowa State Fair goers who stopped by the AARP Take A Stand booth to show their support for the future of Social Security during our celebration of Social Security’s 81st anniversary. Special thanks to the more than 80 AARP Iowa volunteers who manned the booth from 9 am to 9 pm throughout the 11-day fair, meeting and greeting members and the more than one million visitors from across Iowa and around the country who came …