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  • Representative David Young will be hosting Senior Expos in Council Bluffs (July 19), Creston (July 20) and Des Moines (July 21).
    Connections Area Agency on Aging is grateful for the opportunity to exhibit at the Council Bluffs and Creston events, bringing information about our wide variety of services.

    The Iowa Senior Wellness and Security Expos will provide attendees with a one-stop-shop of local, regional, state, and federal services, as well as programs and resources for Iowans, including:
    • Free health screenings from healthcare professionals
    • Assistance with prescription drug disposal
    • Casework help from staff members from my office
    • Presentations on Social Security and Medicare, online safety for seniors, and how to identify, avoid, and protect against ever-growing threats from scammers and fraudsters

    For more information about these events from Rep. Young, click on this article's title.

  • It's always a bitter sweet day when we lose one of volunteers. Bill Johnson, one of our Foster Grandparents, will be greatly missed by us and by all the children he helped. His Annual Evaluation last month from his supervisor at Franklin School stated “The children love Grandpa Bill. I have had parents that have given positive feedback too! We love that he is coming back!” His health has made him consider retiring, but he was always so determined to help the children at school. Remembering him talk about his role and his duty to the children makes us proud to have known him.

  • 2nd Annual Symposium ∙ Friday, July 8, 2016
    Des Moines Area Community College – Ankeny Campus
    Did you know?
    • Falls can be devastating
    • Fall-related care is expensive
    Falls are a major threat to the health and independence of older adults. One out of every 27 Iowa residents aged 65 or older is hospitalized for a fall-related injury at an average cost of $26,388 – but falls are not an inevitable consequence of aging.
    Join the Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition for its second annual symposium – Sharing the Vision, Expanding Our Reach – and help us work toward developing a system that screens older Iowans for fall risks and makes referrals to appropriate evidence-based falls prevention programs that have been proven to significantly reduce the risk of falls and fall-related injuries. Attend and earn CEUs!
    For more info, the agenda, and a registration form, please click on this article's title.