News, information and resources on issues that matter to Iowans 50+
FEB 18, 2021
It is past the time to end the chaos and implement a statewide vaccination registration system.
JAN 15, 2021
Iowa Nursing Homes are in Crisis; 84% Report at Least One Staff and/or Resident Case in Most Recent Four-Week Period
FEB 15, 2021
A guide to when, where and whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine
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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AARP is producing a series of features about older Iowans who have created something innovative or have a special talent or skill. 
With the right Medicare plan, you can rest easy knowing the majority of your healthcare costs are covered for life.
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As Donna Hay neared her ninth decade, she discovered a new passion. At age 88, she taught herself to paint by watching classes online. Now almost 92, this Mitchellville woman’s selling her works and teaching classes to others. Meet our February Hidden Gem.
No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
When it comes to bogus investments, fake charities and other scams, older adults in your life may be more vulnerable.
Cedar Rapids lawyer and ventriloquist Dennis Naughton can’t think about retiring. He’s still busy “doing good” and creating smiles. Meet our first Hidden Gem, a monthly Iowa AARP showcase for remarkable Iowans over 50 doing fascinating things. Since he was a boy, Denny and his ventriloquist act have teamed up for a life of adventures. And even in a pandemic, he hasn’t stopped.
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Iowa Nursing Homes are in Crisis; 84% Report at Least One Staff and/or Resident Case in Most Recent Four-Week Period
Iowa State Capitol In Des Moines
When lawmakers return to Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 11, AARP Iowa will push for legislation to impose criminal sanctions for elder abuse. 
Nursing home staff and resident
COVID-19 cases and deaths in Iowa nursing homes continued to increase through the Thanksgiving surge, according to a new special report by AARP's Public Policy Institute, issued as a supplement to the organization's monthly Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard.
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