Better Block Project on East Grand Ave. to Showcase Livable Communities Work

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-07-11T13:11:11+00:00">July 11, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

AARP Iowa, Greater Des Moines Partnership, City of Des Moines, local businesses teaming up to create age-friendly, healthy, active block Bookended by the Iowa State Capitol to the east and the Des Moines River to the west, East Grand Ave. is a corridor to culture, food, shopping and activity in Downtown Des Moines’ bustling Historic East Village. Home to some of the best restaurants and retail options that Des Moines has to offer, the section of East Grand between East …

Join us to Build a Better Block in Des Moines, July 16-19

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-28T16:38:04+00:00">June 28, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-07-03T14:30:05+00:00">July 3, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

Volunteers Needed: Help us to Build a Better Block! AARP Iowa, the City of Des Moines, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, business owners, and local advocates are working together with Team Better Block on a temporary beautification project on East Grand Ave., in Des Moines, July 16-19. It’s going to take a village, so you too can be a part of this innovative and unique community-building opportunity! The pop-up project in the city’s East Village area, between  E. 5th & …

Discounted Tickets Available to AARP Members for Newbo Evolve Festival in Cedar Rapids

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-27T14:40:44+00:00">June 27, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-27T14:41:17+00:00">June 27, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

AARP members and their guests can purchase discounted 3-day passes to the Newbo Evolve Festival, featuring Kelly Clarkson and Maroon 5 and three full days of music, art, and inspiration, August 3-5, in Cedar Rapids. Receive $75 off the purchase of your 3-Day Pass! Total cost  with savings is $321 plus fees. Visit bitly.com/50evolve and use the Promo Code: 50evolve or call U.S. Cellular Center Box Office by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and mention code 50evolve. *Offer valid through July 20th NEW: …

IFF Takes the Spotlight This Week

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-18T17:15:01+00:00">June 18, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-18T17:27:40+00:00">June 18, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

Movie enthusiasts of all ages are descending on Des Moines this week for the Interrobang Film Festival (IFF) presented by AARP Movies for Grownups. More than 55 films from 30 countries will be screened over the three days of the Des Moines Arts Festival® June 22-24. Who: Des Moines Arts Festival and AARP What: Interrobang Film Festival, presented by AARP Movies for Grownups When: June 22 to 24, screenings begin daily at 11 a.m. Where: Des Moines Central Library, South …

Rendezvous @ RiverView, Friday, July 6

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-06-14T19:51:34+00:00">June 14, 2018</time> by

Join AARP for a night of music, food and fireworks and listen to the band “Stark Raving Madge.” Rendezvous @ RiverView: Friday, July 6 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Union Labor Park 4640 NW Morningstar Drive Des Moines Free shuttle service provided from North High School Join AARP for a night of music, food and fireworks and listen to the band “Stark Raving Madge.” Say hello at the AARP booth and show us your membership card to receive a free …

Join AARP Iowa at the Ballpark in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines this June

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-06-08T16:38:42+00:00">June 8, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

In June, AARP Iowa is going to the ballpark for games in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines. Enjoy discounted tickets and family-fun. AARP Night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels! Saturday, June 23 | 6:30 p.m. The Kernels will host the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for Saturday night fun at the ballpark—be sure to stay for spectacular post-game fireworks! Stop by the AARP table in the concourse and show your AARP membership card to pick up a free voucher* good for a …

AARP Iowa Seeks 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service Nominees

Posted on <time class="entry-date published" datetime="2018-06-06T13:25:48+00:00">June 6, 2018</time><time class="updated" datetime="2018-06-07T13:05:13+00:00">June 7, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

AARP Iowa is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Iowa Andrus Award for Community Service – the Association’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award – which honors 50+ Iowans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. “AARP Iowa is excited to shine a light on 50+ Iowans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said AARP State President Chuck Betts. Nominations …

Interrobang Film Festival, Presented by AARP, Announces 55 Films from 30 Countries Selected for 2018 Festival

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-06-04T12:12:15+00:00">June 4, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

The Interrobang Film Festival (IFF) presented by AARP Movies for Grownups is proud to announce the 55 films from 30 countries that will be screened over the three days of the Des Moines Arts Festival® June 22-24. Part juried competition, part public screening and part workshop, the unique IFF event allows both cinema enthusiasts and curious newcomers to experience films from artists around the globe from the comfort of the air-conditioned South Wing of the Des Moines Central Library. 2018 …

Meet Brad Anderson, AARP Iowa’s New State Director

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-24T09:53:13+00:00">May 24, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

Brad Anderson of Des Moines has been named the new AARP Iowa State Director. He will oversee operations of the Iowa state office, which includes a staff of four full-time employees and a 14-person volunteer advisory Executive Council that works on behalf of all Iowans 50+, including the more than 370,000 AARP members statewide. He succeeds Kent Sovern, who is retiring after seven years as State Director. Anderson brings more than 16 years of experience managing teams and organizations ranging …

Preventing Imposter Scams Teletown Hall with AARP and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller Now Online

Posted on <time class="entry-date published updated" datetime="2018-05-15T10:44:39+00:00">May 15, 2018</time> by AARP Iowa

  AARP Iowa and Attorney General Tom Miller hosted a statewide teletown hall, “Don’t Be Fooled by Imposter Scams,” on Monday, May 14.  This program highlighted the growing problem of impostor scams, ways you can identify and avoid being scammed by them, addressed caller questions and concerns, and providing helpful resources, tips and websites. To view the full program, click here.