What You Should Know Before Going to the Polls

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-20T13:59:14+00:00">April 20, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-04-23T13:46:13+00:00">April 23, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

AARP Iowa Hosting ‘Power of the 50+ Iowa Voter’ Education Programs Across the State in May Iowa’s primary elections take place June 5, 2018, with big decisions awaiting Iowans in key contested state primary races and new election laws in place for the first time in a statewide Iowa election. AARP is hosting program in communities across Iowa throughout May to discuss top state and federal issues that affect Iowans 50-plus, and to inform you of changes to Iowa’s voter …

2018 Iowa CARE Act Teletown Hall Recording from April 3 Now Online

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-04-06T11:18:54+00:00">April 6, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

In case you missed the 2018 Iowa CARE Act teletown hall from Tuesday, April 3, the full recording of the call is now available online at the link below: https://ws.onehub.com/files/qju6yccg The 2018 Iowa CARE Act includes commonsense steps that will help family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. All Iowa patients have the opportunity to designate and record the name of a family caregiver when they are admitted to a hospital; the …

Shred Days Approaching

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-04-03T10:17:17+00:00">April 3, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-04-03T10:18:04+00:00">April 3, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

Discard old confidential documents safely and securely at our FREE Shred Day during April’s Money Smart Week in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Quad Cities. Bring up to three boxes of documents (per household). Staples and paperclips are fine, but all binders need to be removed. No registration is needed. See below for dates, times and locations. Cedar Rapids Area Shred Day Monday, April 30,  11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at: Cedar Rapids Kernels’ Parking Lot, 950 Rockford Road SW …

OP-ED: Don’t Let Time Run Out for Caregiving Families

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-03-30T10:24:49+00:00">March 30, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-30T10:32:22+00:00">March 30, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

By Chuck Betts AARP Iowa State President As this year’s state legislative session nears conclusion, a number of statewide organizations representing hundreds of thousands of Iowans have joined together to urge passage of the 2018 Iowa CARE Act. This is a no-cost, commonsense step to support Iowa’s caregiving families when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. In its most recent form, the proposal has no recorded opposition. In fact, all Iowa health care provider groups …

Broad Coalition of Iowa Groups Urging State Lawmakers to Pass 2018 Iowa CARE Act

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-03-22T12:58:28+00:00">March 22, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-28T10:31:38+00:00">March 28, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

Today, AARP Iowa, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Iowa Chapter, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Inc., American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate, Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa, Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Iowa CareGivers, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upper Midwest Chapter and Older Iowans Legislature sent an open letter to Iowa state lawmakers urging passage of the 2018 Iowa CARE Act this session. Read the full letter here. The 2018 Iowa CARE Act includes commonsense steps that will help family caregivers …

Kent Sovern to Retire as State Director of AARP Iowa

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-03-19T17:53:35+00:00">March 19, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

Kent Sovern of Des Moines, who has served AARP Iowa as state director since July 2011, has announced his retirement, effective June 1, 2018. Over his 47-year career, including seven in his current position, Sovern’s work has spanned many areas including organizational and business development, association management, policy advocacy, K-12 and higher education, and local government administration, leading organizations in Iowa and Minnesota and as an active volunteer in his community. During his tenure with AARP, Sovern guided the Iowa …

Chuck Betts of Keokuk Named AARP Iowa State President

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-03-12T10:44:02+00:00">March 12, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-03-12T10:45:03+00:00">March 12, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

Chuck Betts of Keokuk has been named AARP Iowa State President with responsibility to lead the Association’s Iowa Executive Council, working closely with AARP Iowa State Director Kent Sovern, Iowa staff and volunteers in their efforts on behalf of AARP’s approximately 370,000 members in Iowa. Betts, who has served on the AARP Executive Council since 2015, brings a wide range of professional and volunteer experiences in leadership, planning, educating and organizing to the state president role. Currently senior consultant at …

AARP Iowa Names Three New Members to Executive Council

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-02-28T17:34:20+00:00">February 28, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

AARP Iowa State President Chuck Betts has announced three new Executive Council members for 2018—Brena Corona of West Des Moines, Judi Pierick of Des Moines, and Phil Tetzloff of Marshalltown. The AARP Iowa Executive Council is a team of volunteers from across Iowa who provide leadership to support the implementation and execution of AARP priorities statewide. Corona brings a wide range of volunteer and professional experiences in leadership, planning, educating and organizing to AARP Iowa. A retired elementary school teacher, …

AARP Iowa Looking for Volunteers for Iowa SHIIP

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-15T10:32:12+00:00">February 15, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-19T12:33:34+00:00">February 19, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

We invite you to join AARP in helping Iowans learn more about Medicare benefits by volunteering for the Iowa Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)*. SHIIP is a free health insurance counseling service that helps Medicare-eligible Iowans with their Medicare and health insurance questions and problems. SHIIP counselors assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families with questions or problems related to Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, long-term insurance and other issues. SHIIP counselors provide accurate, up-to-date, unbiased information and SHIIP does not …

AARP LEADERS, ACTIVISTS URGE PASSAGE OF 2018 IOWA CARE ACT AT STATE CAPITOL

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-02-14T11:24:18+00:00">February 14, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-02-14T11:26:01+00:00">February 14, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

As state lawmakers near a key deadline, the 2018 legislative session’s first funnel of February 16, AARP leaders and activists descended on the State Capitol this morning for the Association’s annual lobby day, urging lawmakers to pass the 2018 Iowa CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act. The bill (HF 2289/SSB 3123), with no cost to the state or taxpayers, would provide vital support for Iowa’s more than 317,000 family caregivers who help their older parents, spouses and other loved ones …