The AARP Bulletin

Andrus Award
AARP Iowa this month is honoring dedicated volunteers who have made a difference in their communities.
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Four Iowa organizations have received 2022 AARP Community Challenge grants for projects to help make their areas more livable for residents of all ages.
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A bill—championed by AARP Iowa—makes elder abuse its own crime for the first time in the state.   
Volunteer
AARP Iowa is seeking volunteers to join its Speakers Bureau to give informational presentations to community groups, clubs and organizations around the state.    
Walking
AARP Iowa is working with local leaders and residents to improve pedestrian safety, walkability, bike access and outdoor recreation options. 
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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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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. 
Iowa State Capitol In Des Moines
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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The state Senate has unanimously passed legislation—backed by AARP—to criminalize elder abuse. 
AARP Brain Health Study
AARP Iowa and the Alzheimer’s Association are collaborating on a series of virtual sessions about brain health. 
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