AARP Iowa has an internship available in the AARP Iowa State office in Des Moines' East Village, beginning in June. Pay is $18/hour, up to 30 hours/week. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2019. To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to AARPIA@AARP.ORG with your name and internship timeframe in the subject line (ie – “SUMMER 2019 INTERNSHIP – [YOUR NAME]”).
The Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is the largest event in the state and one of the oldest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. The 2018 fair runs Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 9-19, and about a million people are expected to attend.
AARP Iowa invites community groups across the state to schedule a free presentation to help their members guard against fraud. AARP Iowa has a team of trained volunteers ready to give Fraud Watch Network presentations to church groups, civic clubs, veterans organizations, senior centers and libraries across the state.
The Iowa General Assembly convenes Jan. 8, and AARP Iowa is continuing to press for legislation that can ease the transition from hospital to home for patients and family caregivers.
AARP and Iowa Public Television have teamed up to produce Stealing Your Life, a program on how to guard against fraud. The show features Frank Abagnale, whose exploits decades ago were depicted in the movie Catch Me If You Can.
It ain’t o ver ‘til it’s over. Technically, my time at AARP Iowa is coming to an end. But it sure doesn’t feel like it. There is still work to be done. In addition to our normal intern duties, like social media, and Age-Friendly business evaluations, we are also prepping for the Iowa State Fair.
It's been a little bit cray-cray at AARP Iowa lately. Between event prep and innovation training and retirements and intern presentations, I don’t know if I have had time to become anymore insightful.
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