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. …

Iowa Welcomes New State Volunteer Leaders

Posted on 04/18/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering   AARP Iowa is pleased to welcome a new State President and new team of lead volunteers with responsibility to support  Iowa State Director Kent Sovern, staff and hundreds of AARP volunteers statewide to accomplish the Association’s mission of enhancing quality of life for all as we age. Martha Willits of Des Moines has been named AARP Iowa State President with responsibility to lead the Association’s Iowa Executive Council.  Joining Willits on the Council are current members Beverly and John …

Fraud Watch

Posted on 04/15/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Community | Finances 50+ | Fraud | Volunteering Scammers Beware 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 …