— With scammers busy thinking up new ways to steal your money, how can you protect yourself, your family and your neighbors? Join us for a discussion about how to safeguard against identity theft and fraud. Learn how scammers think, so you can build up your defenses against the kinds of tricks con artists use, and about keeping more of your hard-earned money where it belongs – in your pocket. AARP Iowa is hosting in-person events in several Iowa communities. Please …

— Free donuts! Now that we’ve got your attention, AARP Iowa members are invited to free Coffee and Donut Days in Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines. Come get to know and connect with other AARP members and volunteers during Donut Days in April (see below for dates and times). Make sure to bring your AARP card to present in order to receive your first cup of coffee and donut for free. You’re welcome to stay and enjoy your breakfast or …

— 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. Financial crimes against older Iowans are a growing concern. Con artists often target older people because they are likely to have savings. To schedule a presentation or to become a volunteer …

— There’s just so much to love about riding a bike. Enjoy fresh air, sunshine and your community while building health. Discover these Real Possibilities with AARP and enter today for your chance to win a valuable prize. Today we’re introducing the Bike La Crosse Sweepstakes. The package for the sweepstakes prize includes one bike in the size and style chosen by the prize recipient, a bicycle accessory package that includes a helmet, lock, water bottle/installed water bottle cage and choice of bike seat, …

— Join your friends and neighbors from throughout Greater Des Moines for presentations and community discussions on the Age-Friendly and Livable Community Initiatives. You’ll learn all the ways these initiatives promote healthier neighborhoods, healthier communities and healthier living for residents of all ages. This 2017 Annual Report to the Community will be held on December 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. at the Des Moines Botanical Garden. The event will include a continental breakfast, and four presentations that will cover …

— 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. Today, Abagnale is an authority on forgery, embezzlement and identity theft. For more than 40 years, he has advised the FBI and major corporations on how to outsmart con artists. As an ambassador for AARP Fraud Watch Network, he has …

— Every Two Seconds Someone’s Identity is Stolen – Don’t Let it Be Yours! With scammers busy thinking up new ways to steal your money, how can you protect yourself, your family and your neighbors? Join us for a Lunch & Learn Fraud Watch Network workshop in Sioux City on Sept. 20 to learn tips on how to safeguard against identity theft and fraud. Learn how scammers think, so you can build up your defenses against the kinds of tricks con artists use, and …

— AARP Iowa is excited to be sponsoring another free movie screening! This month’s movie will be The Zookeeper’s Wife. The movie is set in 1939 Poland and follows the life of Antonina Żabińska and Dr. Jan Żabiński as they care for the Warsaw Zoo. After their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina begin covertly working with the Resistance and use what has become of their zoo to save lives. The danger increases and Antonina begins putting herself and …

—   Between June 1-29, AARP is hosting Medicare Health Care and You!  meetings to learn about some of the challenges facing health care reform and get information about different proposals being discussed in Washington. The sessions are also an opportunity for Iowans to voice their concerns about the future of health care and Medicare, and learn how to get involved in advocacy efforts to strengthen health care coverage for older Iowans. The events are all free and open to AARP …

— Des Moines Performing Arts is offering discount tickets for AARP members at selected theater and music performances in the Willis Broadway Series and at the Temple for the Performing Arts. The shows include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which runs May 16-21. To buy discount tickets, go to dmpa.org/etix, enter the promo code 1617ETIX in the promo code box near the top right corner and click on submit.