Help Celebrate Iowa Caregivers

Posted on 08/4/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Caregiving We’re looking for stories of hope, love and dedication. AARP believes family caregivers stories aren’t celebrated nearly enough. Because of your tireless efforts, older parents, spouses and other loved ones can remain in their homes. It’s a labor of love, to be sure, and sometimes more than a full-time job. It’s time the world got a better picture of just what it means to be you. That’s why we’re launching a new phase of the I Heart Caregivers story-telling initiative, …

AARP Backs Labor Department Proposal that Boosts Chance of Secure Retirement

Posted on 07/22/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Advocacy | Finances 50+ | Money & Work Measure Would Protect Retirement Investors and Savers from Conflicts of Interest The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule to protect 401(k) and IRA investors against conflicts of interest in the financial services industry would better ensure that American families have adequate income in retirement, according to comments filed with the agency yesterday by AARP.The rule, proposed in April, would require financial advisers to provide advice in their clients’ best interest, rather than meeting an inadequate standard currently applicable to some …

Join AARP and SBA for Encore Mentoring in Muscatine

Posted on 07/21/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Events | Finances 50+ | Money & Work | Press SBA and AARP to Host Mentoring Event for Entrepreneurs Age 50 and Older in Muscatine on Aug. 27th WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are teaming up to host a “Summer of Encore Mentoring,” targeting entrepreneurs over the age of 50. Building on the success of a joint SBA and AARP Mentor Month in April 2013 and April 2014, both organizations will match these “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. …

Iowa Executive Council Members John and Beverly McCartney of Fort Dodge

Posted on 07/10/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

Volunteering AARP Iowa appreciates the leadership and service John and Beverly McCartney of Fort Dodge have provided to the AARP Iowa state Executive Council since 2009, and will continue to provide through the completion their term in 2015. As the immediate past, co-presidents of the Iowa Retired School Personnel Association, the McCartneys have played a lead role in working with state AARP staff and volunteers to shape Iowa’s evolving volunteer structure. Both former educators, the Missouri natives are far from retired. …

Make Social Security a 2016 Campaign Issue

Posted on 07/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Events | Finances 50+ | Money & Work As the 2016 presidential campaign season heats up in the state with the first-in-the-nation caucuses, AARP is engaging candidates and voters in discussions on how to strengthen Social Security. One venue for these conversations is the Iowa State Fair, one of the largest summer gatherings in the country. AARP Iowa has a booth at the fair, which runs Aug. 13-23, coinciding with the 80th anniversary of Social Security. Almost 1 in 5 Iowans receive Social Security benefits. On average, Iowa …

AARP Welcomes Brena Corona to State Executive Council

Posted on 06/26/2015 by | AARP Iowa | Comments

About AARP | Volunteering AARP Iowa is pleased to welcome Brena Corona of West Des Moines, one of six new members of the AARP Iowa Executive Council, a team of volunteers who provide leadership to support accomplishment of AARP’s state and national priorities. Corona brings a wide range of volunteer and professional experiences in leadership, planning, educating and organizing to the 10-member volunteer board. A retired elementary school teacher, she has taught in Texas, Kansas and Iowa, including bilingual education. Corona earned a Bachelor …