AARP Iowa

News, information and resources on issues that matter to Iowans 50+
OCT 15, 2021
Support state legislation SF 522. Protect elder Iowans.
OCT 17, 2021
Join AARP Iowa and the Alzheimer’s Association to learn more about Brain Health Resources, Webinars and more!
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.
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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!
Virus Outbreak Vaccine Iowa
A guide to when, where and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine
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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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Is the wear and tear of caring for someone taking its toll on your mind and body? From grief and stress management to helpful relaxation and meditation methods to keep you spiritually, physically, and emotionally healthy, you’ll also find valuable resources to help avoid burnout.
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Whatever form it takes, debt and unexpected expenses can happen to anyone at any age. AARP is here to help. Join us for a free webinar to learn how you can empower your debt payoff and achieve a new peace of mind.
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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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While the retirement planning journey can seem daunting, there are plenty of resources to assist you along the way to a happy, healthy retirement.
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Linda Smith vividly remembers her first powerlifting meet in late 2018. “I was terrified,” she says. But this 56-year-old Oxford mother of nine and grandmother of nine loved the competition. Since then, our August Hidden Gem has set new records for the deadlift in her age and weight class and still has more goals to tackle.
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AARP Iowa State Director Brad Anderson released the following statement today in response to news from Washington that the Federal Government will require all nursing homes to mandate vaccination for staffers or face loss of Medicare and Medicaid funds. 
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