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Chris Kuchta on 11/09/2015
Council Bluffs, Iowa (October 26, 2015) – Iowans are living longer than ever before, with one out of every five residents now aged 60 or older. That number is expected to grow over the next few decades, with the vast majority of individuals stating they would prefer to age in place, in their homes and communities of choice. To ensure that option is a viable one, a comprehensive network of long-term supports and services will have to be available statewide, and older Iowans will need to know how to access those resources.
Are Iowa communities equipped to offer the wide range of services aging individuals will need to maintain their long-term independence? Do older Iowans and their families know what types of services they need and which ones are available locally? And how will Iowa adapt to ensure its aging population will be able to maintain the highest quality of life possible?
Those questions and others were discussed June 26, 2015 in numerous cities across Iowa. The next conversation will include similar and new topics of discussion during a special statewide event next month when Connections Area Agency on Aging partners with the Elevate Aging Coalition to present “Join the Conversation: Iowa Dialogue on Helping Older Adults Maintain the Highest Quality of Life Possible” on Tuesday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. The location for this event hosted by Connections Area Agency on Aging will be held at The Old Depot in Creston, Iowa, 116 W. Adams Street.
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 email@example.com. For more details, please click on the title.