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JUL 3, 2019
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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
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The warning of your imminent arrest is intended to scare you into making the usual response: I never received a jury duty summons. Then, claiming to want to clear up the matter, the caller asks you to verify your identity — by providing  your Social Security number, birth date and possibly bank or credit card account numbers. Revealing such details can help the caller  steal your identity and get credit cards, loans and medical services in your name and at your expense.
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After five years of working to pass legislation to support Iowa’s 317,000 family caregivers, volunteer advocates from AARP Iowa along with other partnering statewide organizations, celebrated their persistence and dedication on Tuesday when Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds inked her signature to the 2019 Iowa CARE Act, Senate File (SF) 210 at a bill-signing ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol.  The legislation becomes law on July 1, 2019.
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AARP Iowa has an internship available in the AARP Iowa State office in Des Moines' East Village, beginning in June. Pay is $18/hour, up to 30 hours/week. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2019.  To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to AARPIA@AARP.ORG with your name and internship timeframe in the subject line (ie – “SUMMER 2019 INTERNSHIP – [YOUR NAME]”).
It’s hard to think about death, whether your own or that of a loved one. But in planning and paying for a final farewell, it’s important to think clearly and be wary: Some unscrupulous operators take advantage of families’ most trying times for their own monetary gain.
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The Iowa House this morning passed the 2019 Iowa CARE Act (SF 210) by a vote of 96-3. With the bill unanimously passing the Iowa Senate earlier in the week, the legislation now moves to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable) Act outlines commonsense steps to help Iowa’s more than 317,000 family caregivers when their loved one goes into the hospital and as they transition home.
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The Iowa Senate unanimously passed the 2019 Iowa CARE Act (SF 210) today by a vote of 49-0.  The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable) Act outlines commonsense steps to help Iowa’s more than 317,000 family caregivers when their loved one goes into the hospital and as they transition home.
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