News, information and resources on issues that matter to Iowans 50+
MAY 24, 2021
On a spring Saturday morning, Dennis Thompson sports his usual ball cap, jeans and binoculars while doing what he loves:  sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of Iowa birds with an eager crowd.
MAY 19, 2021
Iowa Specialists Offers Advice on Reclaiming a Healthier Lifestyle
MAR 8, 2021
AARP, the Iowa DNR and Travel Iowa invite you to explore with the Iowa State Parks Digital Passport and earn prizes! Sign up in just a couple of easy steps and you’re on your way! The passport features more than 60 state parks, giving you the opportunity to enjoy outdoor excursions across the state.
MAR 23, 2021
Join us at these upcoming virtual events.
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!
Dorothy Pisarski
Des Moines, IA –— AARP Iowa State President Chuck Betts has announced that Dorothy Pisarski of Des Moines and Larry Kudej of Cedar Rapids have been named to the AARP Iowa Executive Council,  a team of volunteers from across Iowa who provide leadership to support the implementation and execution of AARP priorities statewide. 
With a my Social Security account, you have unlimited options for managing your benefit decisions, all from the comfort and safety of home. Join AARP for a free webinar where we’ll discuss how to create your account and use it to locate online forms, opt out of mailers, change your address, and find resources that can help.
Virus Outbreak Vaccine Iowa
A guide to when, where and whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine
Finding the right job for you can seem daunting. Join us for a free webinar where we’ll guide you through your job search and discuss how to build a network, ace your interviews and land the job that’s right for you.
Andrus Award
AARP Iowa is seeking nominees for the AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, its most prestigious honor. 
AARP Logo with state logos in background
After 15 months of being out of synch with our normal routines, lots of worry and stress, sitting too long, and comfort eating, returning to a healthy lifestyle might be an uphill climb for Iowans; replacing new habits and getting back on track could prove difficult. To help, AARP Iowa talked with Iowa health experts to get their guidance on ways to reclaim healthy habits.
Grab your favorite beverage, coffee not required, and join us for a casual conversation to learn more about AARP in your community from local volunteers. We’ll discuss issues important to adults 50 plus, share some stories, and have fun. We hope you can join us!
Family hiking in woods
AARP, the state Department of Natural Resources and Travel Iowa are offering free Iowa State Park Passports this summer to encourage residents to get out and be active after a long winter. 
Mary Young Bear’s bead art nourishes both her creativity and pride in her Meskwaki heritage. Yet her influence on the Meskwaki settlement near Tama, IA, reaches well beyond beading. Mentor, art conservator, cultural advocate and - perhaps most important to her – mother all describe this accomplished 61-year-old, our April Hidden Gem.
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