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Chris Kuchta on 09/01/2015
To celebrate Resident's Rights Month this October, The Office of the State Long-Term Ombudsman is offering a unique training event to interested persons to help them gain a better perspective of what residents and tenants of long-term care facilities experience every day.
Attendees will participate in activities that focus on and celebrate awareness of dignity, respect, and value of each individual resident or tenant and will leave the session with the knowledge and tools to honor and respect rights.
Training events will be held in communities across the state and are open to any interested person. Cost is $10 and includes a boxed lunch. All events will be from 10 am - 3 pm
Cedar Rapids - Oct 1 Waterloo - Oct 5
Council Bluffs - Oct 1 Davenport - Oct 7
Mason City - Oct 5 Des Moines - Oct 8
Ottumwa - Oct 5 Sioux City - Oct 8
Preregister by Sept 21, 2015. Click on Title to link to registration form.
Chris Kuchta on 07/29/2015
Connections Area Agency on Aging, in collaboration with the Governor's office and the IA Dept on Aging, is seeking the public's support and assistance in identifying Iowa's centenarians. Iowans are age 100 or older (by 12/31/2015) will be honored at receptions throughout the state. Applications are can obtained online from the Iowa Department on Aging website (www.iowaaging.gov) or may be requested by calling 800-532-3213 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, please click on the title.
Health or Finances? Older Americans and Professionals Who Support Them Disagree on Needs of Growing PopulationChris Kuchta on 07/23/2015
The Fourth annual United States of Aging Survey finds older adults and the professionals who support them disagree on whether the top concern for older Americans is physical or financial health. Older adults look to their community for support to stay in their current home. Read more about this fourth annual survey by clicking on the title.