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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.
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JUL 1, 2022
Social Security is a lifeline for millions of older Americans. Join our movement to protect Social Security and ensure it is financially sound for generations to come.
MAR 13, 2023
AARP research attaches $5.2 billion value to the estimated 310 million hours of unpaid care that Iowa family caregivers provided in 2021.
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!
Keeping Social Security financially solvent will be AARP Iowa’s top voter engagement issue this year—leading up to the 2024 presidential caucuses.
AARP Iowa is urging state legislators on both sides of the aisle to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs for Iowans on state-regulated health insurance plans. A state cap on insulin costs would protect nearly 250,000 Iowans on state-regulated health insurance plans from out-of-control insulin prices.
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.
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’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.
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.
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Iowa offers voter registration on Election Day and allows all registered voters to request an absentee ballot.
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.
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