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News, information and resources on issues that matter to Iowans 50+
Read about the incredible journey of Kent Sovern, a Vietnam Veteran and former AARP Iowa state director, who after 55 years, has returned to Vietnam for the first time since his military service.

He and fellow Veteran Mark Gimbel are navigating the terrain of Vietnam by bike, exploring their memories of the war and in the pursuit of healing.
Learn more and register here for upcoming in-person and virtual events.
Find upcoming election dates, registration deadlines and options for voting, such as voting by mail or voting with a disability.
No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier.
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 is hitting the road with the Iowa Insurance Division and the state Office of the Attorney General to educate consumers about how to spot and avoid scams.
Are you interested in making an impact in the lives of older adults? AARP has a local presence in Iowa to help those age 50+ to amplify their voice, share resources, and support each other where they live. AARP volunteers help Iowans thrive in communities across the state.
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.”
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.
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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