AARP Iowa

News, information and resources on issues that matter to Iowans 50+
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, 2022
Learn more and register here for upcoming events, including the statewide Fraud Watch Tour.
JUN 15, 2022
A new Iowa law fixes the gap in law enforcement and financial institutions’ tools to stop and prevent elder abuse by making it a crime for the first time.
MAR 31, 2021
Small houses or apartments that exist on the same property lot as a single-family residence are known Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). This traditional home type is re-emerging as an affordable and flexible housing option that meets the needs of older adults and young families alike.
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Iowa voters need to prepare for important changes to election rules in advance of the June 7 primaries. They include a shorter early-voting period, shorter voting hours on primary day and more limits to who can pick up and drop off another person’s ballot.
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April is National Volunteer Month, a time to recognize the contributions that Iowans 50+ provide to their communities through volunteer work and a chance for us all to think about how we can help make a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors.
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AARP Iowa is encouraging local groups to schedule AARP Fraud Watch Network presentations in 2022. Trained volunteers are eager to help protect older Iowans by sharing the latest information about how to spot and avoid financial scams. 
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The Iowa House and Senate unanimously passed elder abuse legislation in 2022. The bill was signed by Governor Reynolds on June 15 and is effective July 1, 2022.
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Alissa Brammer joined AARP on January 10 and will serve as Communications Manager for the Iowa state office.
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AARP Iowa will be advocating on issues important to older adults when the state Legislature reconvenes in Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 10.
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AARP Iowa is working on a number of issues to improve the lives of Iowans through advocacy and our many engagement programs. Take action on the issues that matter to you.
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AARP Iowa is working on a number of issues to improve the lives of Iowans through advocacy and our many engagement programs. Take action on the issues that matter to you.
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An Urbandale couple has transformed their love for dogs into a non-profit rescue. From the early days of doing it all from home, they now have foster families, a corps of dedicated volunteers, a new cat adoption program and, soon, a new building. Learn why these men believe they get more than they give while finding their rescues forever homes.
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The state Senate has unanimously passed legislation—backed by AARP—to criminalize elder abuse. 
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