WCHOA

OUR MISSION...........

"To enhance the quality of life for elders in our service area through education, planning and coordination of services."


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  • 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.

  • Connections Area Agency on Aging Purchase Of Service program has now changed names to the Non-waiver Service program. The application to be a provider can be found by clicking the title, then scrolling to the bottom of the Case Management web page.

    Completed applications and insurance verification forms are due into the Council Bluffs office by June 20, 2016 to Sherrie McDonald, RN. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sherrie at smcdonald@connectionsaaa.org.

  • Our Foster Grandparent Volunteer Program was very recently approved for the opportunity to focus funds towards recruitment costs to gain additional volunteers.

    A part of this re-budget is a contractual position for a part time temporary person to focus on recruitment. This position will be tasked with contacting organizations to implement newspaper advertisements, billboards/bus benches, recruitment events, etc. It will be a rather autonomous and flexible position – we need someone who is a ‘go-getter’ for recruiting.

    I am looking to hopefully have this position handle 30 hours per week at $14 an hour for 7 weeks. My main concern is that the time frame is very tight. Our grant period is completed on June 30th so I need someone to get started as soon as possible!

    Please get in touch if you or someone you know would be interested in this unique opportunity. My email is bsimons@connectionsaaa.org and I can be reached by telephone at 712-328-2540 ext 1031. Click on title for application and more info.