News, information and resources on issues that matter to Iowans 50+
JUN 1, 2023
AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2023 Iowa Andrus Award for Community Service, an annual award honoring a 50+ volunteer in the state who is sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
FEB 12, 2022
Learn more and register here for upcoming virtual and in-person events.
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.
FEB 12, 2021
No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier.
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Keeping Social Security financially solvent will be AARP Iowa’s top voter engagement issue this year—leading up to the 2024 presidential caucuses.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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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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.
Andrus Award
AARP Iowa this month is honoring dedicated volunteers who have made a difference in their communities.
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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.