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AARP Iowa

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.
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!
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.”
Find upcoming election dates, registration deadlines and options for voting, such as voting by mail or voting with a disability.
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.
On the hunt for a new job this year but unsure where to look or how to get started? During this free, interactive virtual seminar, career expert and author Kerry Hannon will share tips to improve your job search and help you land your next position.
AARP Iowa worked with Republican presidential candidates to provide direct-to-camera, unedited responses to the question of how they plan to protect and strengthen Social Security if elected. Each candidate was given up to two minutes to offer their position.
November is National Family Caregivers Month, and AARP Iowa is offering free resource kits for Iowans caring for loved ones.
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