AARP Iowa

News, information and resources on issues that matter to Iowans 50+
OCT 15, 2021
Support state legislation SF 522. Protect elder Iowans.
MAR 23, 2021
Join us at these upcoming virtual events.
MAR 3, 2021
Check back every month to meet another AARP Iowa Hidden Gem. Innovators or inventors, record breakers or collectors whose stories are a bit under the radar.
MAR 31, 2021
An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a fully self-contained home with its own kitchen, bathroom(s) and sleeping area on the same lot as the main house. They’re a great match for smaller households and can be created through basement or garage conversions, additions, or new construction of back yard ‘tiny homes.’ 
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The state Senate has unanimously passed legislation—backed by AARP—to criminalize elder abuse. 
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Tim Kelley spent most of his engineering career in California, Florida and abroad as a Walt Disney “imagineer.” But when grandchildren brought him to Mount Vernon, Iowa, this 71-year-old Hidden Gem also dreamed up some magical touches for the town’s holiday “Magical Night.”
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AARP Iowa is working on a number of issues to improve the lives of Iowans through advocacy and our many engagement programs. Take action on the issues that matter to you.
Across The U.S. Voters Flock To The Polls On Election Day
All registered voters can request absentee ballot and vote from home in June's primaries and November's general election.
AARP Brain Health Study
AARP Iowa and the Alzheimer’s Association are collaborating on a series of virtual sessions about brain health. 
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Medicare changes every year, which means it can get a little complicated when trying to understand what’s new for you. Join us for a free webinar where we’ll discuss the key takeaways from this year’s Medicare changes and what they may mean for your benefits.
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Cheryl Tevis of Pilot Mound came from a long line of farmers. Now 71, she charted a different route for herself, staying close to agriculture as a writer but also helping women advance in the world of ag. This October Hidden Gem helped found and now leads an Iowa volunteer group dedicated to women supporting women in both agribusiness and farming.
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Join AARP Iowa and the Alzheimer’s Association to learn more about Brain Health Resources, Webinars and more!
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AARP is promoting a plan to help more Iowans receive long-term care services in their homes.
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On a snowy night 25 years ago, Ruth Mwangangi arrived in Iowa from Kenya. Grateful for the warm welcome she received, she’s continued ever since to pay it forward, donating thousands of volunteer hours helping other newcomers or those with special needs both appreciate their differences and succeed in their new lives. Discover why this 52-year Ankeny woman believes everyone should volunteer.
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