AARP Iowa

News, information and resources on issues that matter to Iowans 50+
JUL 3, 2019
Learn about ways to protect yourself and your loved ones at our free, two-part webinar.
JUN 26, 2019
Nearly 317,000 Iowa residents are caring for an older parent or loved one, helping them to live independently at home. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and now there’s support in place that will make life a little bit easier for them.
MAY 24, 2019
Find out more about this issue at AARP’s second in a series of free webinars.
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AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Iowa for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!
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AARP Iowa relies on its Grass Roots Election and Advocacy Team (GREAT) volunteers to be the boots on the ground across the state, telling lawmakers about legislation and policy concerns.
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Learn essential networking and interviewing skills at our free, two-part webinar.
Phishing scams aim to acquire valuable personal and financial data — such as your Social Security number, credit card details or passwords for online accounts — to steal your identity, your money or both. They are mostly associated with email but can come in many forms, including social media, pop-up ads, “vishing” (voice phishing by phone), “smishing” (phishing by text message) and “pharming” (drawing victims to bogus websites).
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Learn about ways to avoid illegal robocalls and phone scams in this free, two-part webinar.
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AARP Iowa is hosting community conversations to address the high cost of prescription drugs.
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AARP Iowa is encouraging local groups to schedule Fraud Watch Network presentations in 2019.
AARP Iowa is taking a road trip to the Charles City Challenge Whitewater Festival for a day on the Cedar River at Iowa's first whitewater park. Named "Outstanding Event" by Iowa Tourism, the festival is now in its eighth year features kayak and tube events on the water as well as fun on the shore in a beautiful setting! Activities include disc golf, public art, walking trails, vendors, food and more.
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AARP Iowa hosted a live event on April 10 to discuss fraud, scams, and identity theft with AARP members across the state. The call featured Iowa State Director Brad Anderson, State Attorney General Tom Miller, Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen, and Jessica Whitney and Al Perales from the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division. The experts shared information on various scams such as the IRS scam, investment scams, and caller ID spoofing.
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