AARP Iowa

News, information and resources on issues that matter to Iowans 50+
JUL 6, 2022
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.
FEB 12, 2022
Learn more and register here for upcoming virtual and in-person events.
JAN 24, 2023
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.
NOV 30, 2022
As small houses or apartments that exist on the same property lot as a single-family residence, Accessory Dwelling Units — or ADUs — play a major role in serving a national housing need. This home type is emerging as an affordable and flexible housing option that meets the needs of older adults and young families alike.
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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!
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Paige Yontz began serving as Advocacy Manager for the Iowa state office in January 2023 after working in a variety of roles focused on serving the 50+ population, including as a nursing home administrator. AARP Iowa's Advocacy Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of our federal, state, and local-level advocacy and policy efforts.
Iowa State Capitol
Iowa’s annual state legislative session kicks off in January, and AARP will be at the Capitol in Des Moines working for passage of bills that benefit older Iowans.
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In pursuit of our core mission to empower Iowans to choose how they live as they age, our 2022 outreach was heavily focused on state and local advocacy, educational programming, and organizing fun activities that build social connections. After over two years of exclusively virtual programming, we were thrilled to be able to return to in-person events in 2022.
Virus Outbreak Vaccine Iowa
A guide to when, where and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Across The U.S. Voters Flock To The Polls On Election Day
Iowa offers voter registration on Election Day and allows all registered voters to request an absentee ballot.
Iowa Capitol Building
With Iowa’s state legislative session set to kick off on Monday, Jan. 9, AARP is inviting members to make their voices heard on issues that affect the quality of life for older adults.
Andrus Award
AARP Iowa this month is honoring dedicated volunteers who have made a difference in their communities.
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AARP Iowa is calling on Des Moines city leaders to make slowing traffic to protect pedestrians and save lives a top priority as the city develops its first Vision Zero Transportation Safety Action Plan. Vision Zero is Des Moines’ approach to eliminating traffic fatalities and further enhancing the safety of our transportation system.
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As small houses or apartments that exist on the same property lot as a single-family residence, Accessory Dwelling Units — or ADUs — play a major role in serving a national housing need. This traditional home type is re-emerging as an affordable and flexible housing option that meets the needs of older adults and young families alike.
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Contact information and more from your state office. Learn what we are doing to champion social change and help you live your best life.