AARP Iowa

News, information and resources on issues that matter to Iowans 50+
We may be isolated, but we don’t have to be alone. AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to find help – or give it – during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when people are self-isolating, the website connects you to support in your community. It also enables you to join or organize your own online mutual aid group to stay connected, share ideas and help your family, neighbors and those most affected by COVID-19.
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The spread of the coronavirus across our country has created a very stressful environment for all Americans and especially older people and those with underlying health conditions who are at heightened risk. During these difficult days, I want to assure you that AARP is actively engaged in our nation’s response to the outbreak, and we are working hard to help our members, their families and broader community understand how to protect themselves.

Some of the steps we are taking include:
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Resources for updates, home health visits, food banks, grocery access and meal delivery.
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We’re writing with an important message to let you know that we have canceled our external events until further notice. While convening events is a core part of our mission, we have changed our approach in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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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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Sign up for this webinar to learn what kinds of census scams are out there and how to report them.
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AARP Iowa is backing two proposals to provide better protection against home-repair fraud.
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AARP Iowa, with the Office of the Iowa Attorney General and the Iowa Insurance Division, unveiled the Top 5 scams on older Iowans and announced the beginning of a statewide fraud tour with 43 stops.
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Attend our free webinar and discover the hows, whats and whens of Medicare.
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One of the most common scams is government impostors, where you may get a phone call, an email, or a visit to your home from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service or some other government agency. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission recently reported victims lost nearly $153 million to government impostor scams in 2019 – a staggering amount.
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Think you’re behind schedule on planning and saving for retirement? Don’t worry. No matter where you are today, AARP has simple tips and tools that can help you get or stay on track.
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They pretend to be IRS agents or Census officials, someone on a dating site or even your grandchild telling you they’re in trouble. They’re impostor scammers—and they’re after YOUR money and YOUR personal information.
eighty seven percent of women polled believe health care should be a right not a privilege
AARP survey predicts strong caucus turnout from this key voting bloc
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This year, four elected officials in Iowa went above and beyond to provide commonsense support for family caregivers by championing the Iowa CARE act.
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