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News, information and resources on issues that matter to Iowans 50+
Gift cards are popular and convenient… and not just for gifts. Con artists have latched onto gift cards as a quick form of payment in their scams. We need state legislators to step up to better protect us. AARP Iowa is advocating for common sense legislation that would require retailers selling gift cards to post a notice informing consumers about what gift card scams are and who to contact if they suspect a scam.
Learn more and register here for upcoming in-person and virtual events.
AARP Iowa works with community members and decision-makers to inform and enact positive change on the issues that affect all of us as we age. This includes health and independence, financial security and making our communities more livable for all Iowans.
We know it takes time to build great communities. But we also believe that tangible improvements can spark long-term change. AARP launched the Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum to improve livability nationwide.
Feeling unclear about Medicare? This is where AARP can help. Join us for a free virtual seminar in your area for real-time information, tools, and resources to help you find the right plan.
Eight entities across the state have received 2023 AARP Community Challenge grants—totaling $57,281—for quick-turnaround projects that will help make their areas more livable for residents.
AARP’s new Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Scorecard finds that more than three years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, care provided in the United States for older adults and people with disabilities is painfully inadequate. The report finds that major gaps persist in Iowa, especially related to the options available to Iowans who need long-term care.
The Senior Planet Fellows is a pilot volunteer-led initiative to coordinate technology programs from Older Adults Technology Services from AARP (OATS). The program’s purpose is to ensure that best-of-class, locally relevant, technology-themed programming is provided to diverse audiences of older adults age 60+ who possess varying levels of digital literacy.
AARP Iowa and the Alzheimer’s Association are traveling around the state this fall to educate Iowans about steps they can take to help maintain cognitive health.
AARP has been fighting for 60 years — and will continue to lead the charge — to protect and save Social Security for current and future generations. If Washington doesn't take action and make changes to protect Social Security in the next decade, your Social Security could be cut by 20% - an average of $4,000 a year.
Join us for a free virtual seminar in your area to explore Social Security eligibility requirements, how age, employment and marital status factor in, and helpful tools like the AARP Social Security Resource Center.
AARP Iowa has trained Fraud Watch Network volunteers ready to educate Iowans on how to spot and avoid the latest scams.
We’re excited to announce that eight organizations throughout Iowa will receive a combined $57,281 in 2023 AARP Community Challenge grants – part of the largest group of grantees to date with $3.6 million awarded among 310 organizations nationwide.
Iowans age 65+ have until July 1 to apply for a new property tax exemption included in legislation signed into law in May 2023.
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