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  • Our Elder Rights Specialist, Tasha, was witness to history in the making as Governor Kim Reynolds signed the Elder Abuse Awareness Week Proclamation. This makes the week of September 1-7 Iowa's Elder Abuse Awareness week. We and Tasha are excited to see the strides Iowa is making to improve awareness of elder abuse and helping to prevent exploitation of vulnerable seniors.
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  • Sept 17, 2018 (Sioux City) Connections Area Agency on Aging announces “Shred-tastic,” a shredding event for seniors ages 60 and over and their caregivers. It will take place on Friday, Sept 21, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Center for Active Generations, 313 Cook Street, Sioux City. Document Depot is providing a shredding truck for proper disposal of personal papers. During each of the recent semi-annual events, over two tons were shredded during this two-hour period. For convenience, a drive-through lane is available, where those bringing items don’t even have to leave their vehicles. The option to park and watch the shredding process occur is also available. Donations are appreciated and will be accepted at the event.
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  • The Iowa Department on Aging, AARP Iowa and the Older Iowans Legislature are seeking input from Iowans on the biggest challenges when it comes to aging in Iowa as they begin to prepare for the next legislative session.

    The three organizations are working together to ask residents of all ages for their thoughts on what Iowa can do to improve the quality of life for its older population through a brief online survey posted on the Department on Aging’s website. Information gathered from the eight-question survey, which focuses on issues impacting older Iowans and their caregivers, will help inform the groups and elected officials as policy is developed for the upcoming legislative session in January.

    “This is a great opportunity for Iowans to offer direct feedback to the Department on Aging on what policies and concerns are on their minds, and ways to address their individual and family needs as they get older,” said AARP Iowa State Director Brad Anderson.
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