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News, information and resources on issues that matter to Iowans 50+
Find upcoming election dates, registration deadlines and options for voting, such as voting by mail or voting with a disability.
Learn more and register here for upcoming in-person and virtual events.
No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier.
AARP is accepting nominations until August 15 for its 2024 Iowa Andrus Award for Community Service, an annual award honoring a 50+ volunteer in the state who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
Find free online and in-person local events designed with you in mind. Discover fun exercise classes, healthy cooking demos, helpful workshops, and more.
Are you interested in making an impact in the lives of older adults? AARP has a local presence in Iowa to help those age 50+ to amplify their voice, share resources, and support each other where they live. AARP volunteers help Iowans thrive in communities across the state.
Advocating on behalf of Iowans age 50+ and giving you a voice at the State Capitol is a top priority for AARP Iowa. During the 2024 legislative session, we engaged on several bills with wide-ranging impacts related to pedestrian safety, accessibility, utilities, long-term care, and more.
Iowa’s statewide primary election is Tuesday, June 4. Races include all four U.S. House seats, all 100 state House seats and 25 of 50 state Senate seats.
AARP is hitting the road with the Iowa Insurance Division and the state Office of the Attorney General to educate consumers about how to spot and avoid scams.
AARP Iowa volunteer speakers are ready to give presentations on a variety of topics important to older adults, such as “The Six Pillars of Brain Health” and “How to Make Your Home Fit for a Lifetime.”
Larry Kudej of Swisher has been named AARP Iowa Volunteer State President and will lead the Association’s Iowa Executive Council, working closely with AARP Iowa State Director Brad Anderson, Iowa staff, and volunteers in their efforts on behalf of AARP’s 328,000 members in Iowa.
The phone rings and the caller claims that your utilities will be shut off if you don’t immediately pay up—using a gift card. Or he says you’ve won a prize, but to claim it, you must first use a gift card to pay an upfront fee.
We invite you to read our 2-page 2023 Annual Report to learn more about AARP Iowa’s activities and efforts that support our core mission of empowering Iowans to choose how they live as they age.
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
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