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  • In an effort to recognize Iowans who are celebrating 100 years or more of life, Governor Terry Branstad and the Iowa Department on Aging are launching a call for centenarians and are planning a number of regional Centenarian Recognition events throughout the state.
    For the purposes of this program, a centenarian is any older adult who will be 100 or older by Dec. 31, 2016, and whose primary residence is Iowa.

    To assist the State of Iowa in recognizing centenarians, the public is encouraged to inform a centenarian, or the person’s family or caregiver, about this call for centenarians and where to access and submit an application. The application is posted on the Iowa Department on Aging’s website at www.iowaaging.gov or may be requested by calling 800.532.3213 or emailing Danika.Welsch@iowa.gov.
    Each centenarian will receive a signed certificate from Governor Branstad that is suitable for framing and will be invited to attend a Centenarian Recognition event sponsored by the Iowa Department on Aging and Iowa’s Area Agencies on Aging later this fall.

  • The Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging, AARP Iowa, and the Family Caregivers Center of Mercy – Cedar Rapids are teaming up to broadcast a live, online family caregiving event from Nashville, Tenn., featuring author and speaker Peter Rosenberger. Rosenberger, founder of Caregivers With Hope, will lead the free, interactive webinar titled “Unstuck: Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver with Humor,” Thursday, August 25th from 6-7 p.m. CT. Participants can attend on-line or in person (Des Moines and Cedar Rapids) Click on the title for more info

  • The Neighborhood Services Division of the Community Development Department is pleased to announce the availability of Sioux City Transit System bus passes (10 ride punch card) to low-income residents of Sioux City. One pass per household per month is available to those who income qualify (less than 80% of the Area Median Income level). For example, the total annual income for a family of four could not exceed $50,650. To qualify, the individual must also reside within Sioux City. These passes are funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.