AARP Iowa

News, information and resources on issues that matter to Iowans 50+
AUG 30, 2021
Linda Smith vividly remembers her first powerlifting meet in late 2018. “I was terrified,” she says. But this 56-year-old Oxford mother of nine and grandmother of nine loved the competition. Since then, our August Hidden Gem has set new records for the deadlift in her age and weight class and still has more goals to tackle.
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.
MAR 31, 2021
An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a fully self-contained home with its own kitchen, bathroom(s) and sleeping area on the same lot as the main house. They’re a great match for smaller households and can be created through basement or garage conversions, additions, or new construction of back yard ‘tiny homes.’ 
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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!
Virus Outbreak Vaccine Iowa
A guide to when, where and whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine
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Standing out in today’s job market can be tough. Learn how to stay competitive and put your best foot forward with tips from our Online Career Expo.
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While the retirement planning journey can seem daunting, there are plenty of resources to assist you along the way to a happy, healthy retirement.
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Medicare changes every year, which means it can get a little complicated when trying to understand what’s new for you. Join us for a free webinar where we’ll discuss the key takeaways from this year’s Medicare changes and what they may mean for your benefits.
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AARP Iowa State Director Brad Anderson released the following statement today in response to news from Washington that the Federal Government will require all nursing homes to mandate vaccination for staffers or face loss of Medicare and Medicaid funds. 
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Jerry Yocum was just a boy living in nearby Pocahontas when his life briefly intersected with a World War II German prisoner of war camp. But this 83-year-old retired Algona history teacher never imagined that decades later, he’d play a major role in telling the story about that same camp. Meet our July Hidden Gem.
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In July, AARP Iowa is presenting a free virtual workshop to teach older Iowans how to plan for a financially secure retirement. 
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Joe Gonzalez can’t say no. He lives to serve, first as a trailblazing police officer and community volunteer, now as director of the Latino Heritage Festival. Our June Hidden Gem shares why he feels blessed to still be giving back to a place that gave his own immigrant family a new start some 63 years ago.
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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. 
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