Conferences, Workshops & Special Events

May 2017

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  • First Friday: Welcome to Medicare

    Friday, May 5, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    First Friday: Welcome to Medicare

    Location: Connections AAA - Sioux City Office
    Description: Connections Area Agency on Aging’s Sioux City office and Mercy Medical Center’s Older Adult Services co-host First Friday Coffee: Welcome to Medicare. This unbiased, informative seminar for new Medicare beneficiaries is held the first Friday of every month. The seminars are from 1:30 to 4:00 at Connections Area Agency on Aging, 2301 Pierce Street, Sioux City. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. There is no cost to attend.

    Assisting new beneficiaries to increase their understanding of Medicare is a combined effort of SHIIP programs (Senior Health Insurance Information Program), sponsored by both Mercy Medical Center and Connections Area Agency on Aging. Discussion topics will include who is eligible for benefits and timeframes for applying, understanding Medicare’s benefits and options, supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, prescription drug plans and protecting their Medicare benefits. There will be ample time for questions. To pre-register, or for more information, contact Connections Area Agency on Aging at 712-279-6900 or 800-432-9209.
    Contact Information:
    Connections AAA
    800-432-9209
  • Alzheimers and Dementia Workshop

    Saturday, May 6, 2017 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Location: The Center, Council Bluffs
    Description: See attached flyer
  • National Senior Health and Fitness Day

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    Location: Your Choice
    Description: Tell us about what you are doing to celebrate health and fitness on our Facebook page!
  • Community Wellness Bash - Council Bluffs

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Location: Bayless Park, Council Bluffs
    Description: Come see us. Staff will be available for questions.
  • SWING - Southwest Iowa Networking Group

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Location: Varies - see attached schedule.
    Description: Networking group of local non-profits from Pottawattamie county.
    Contact Information:
    Terri Wilson
    800.432.9209 x 8156
  • Shredtastic and Drug Take Back

    Friday, May 19, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: Sioux City
    Description: It's Back Again for Older Americans Month! Connections Area Agency on Aging staff and volunteers, along with Document Depot and the Sioux City Police will be at the Siouxland Center for Active Generations, working to protect our older Americans! Bring your confidential papers to be shredded, and outdated or unused medications for correct disposal.

    Personal papers with confidential information accepted. No need to remove paper clips or staples. No cardboard, plastic, or heavy metal binders. Papers from businesses not accepted (i.e.home-based or office businesses).

    Free event, thanks to Document Depot, Sioux City Police, and Siouxland Center for Active Generations. Donations accepted.
    Contact Information:
    Chris Kuchta
    800.432.9209 extension 8
  • Pottawattamie Gives! An on-line Giving Event

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    Location: the comfort of your own home, office, or wherever you may be!
    Description: Omaha's 5th annual 24-hour charitable challenge is set for May 24. The giving begins at midnight with a minimum $10 donation and hourly drawings and prizes make your donations go further. So start gathering your circles and get ready for another great big give-together!

    Connections is one of many charities benefiting from this on-line event. We have selected our Elder Rights Program to received this year's donations. You can support us as we educate seniors and the public about the types of Elder Abuse, recognizing the signs, and how to report. Your generosity will also increase our advocacy and effectiveness as we work with victims of abuse, bringing the needed supports and services to bring them a better quality of life.
  • Aging Well Series -A True Help: Hospice and Pallative Care

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Sioux City - Western Iowa Tech
    Description: This session will BURST the bubbles of misconception about hospice and palliative care. Once the truth is understood, hospice and palliative care can bring in their supportive services for not only the patient, but also for the entire family support system. Hospice of Siouxland will join us to answer questions about pain control and end of life services. You will also be given tools to think about and communicate with your loved ones about what you want during a medical crisis or during your final days. Preregistration recommended by calling WIT at 712.274.6404 or 800.352.4649.
    Contact Information:
    Chris
    800.432.9209 x 8213
  • Fairmount Park Monthly Speaker - Poison Control

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Fairmount Park Apts, 210 S. Fairmount, Sioux City
    Description: Come join us for a speaker from Poison Control before lunch! Both the speaker and lunch are open to the public! Reservations for the meal must be by 10:00 on the day prior. Lunch is on a donation basis with a suggested donation of $3.25-6.50. Menu can be found below!
  • Welcome to Medicare

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Welcome to Medicare

    Location: The Center 714 S. Main - Council Bluffs
    Description: onnections Area Agency on Aging’s Council Bluffs office hosts Welcome to Medicare at The Center. This unbiased, informative seminar for new Medicare beneficiaries is held every 3 months. The seminars are from 6:00-7:30 at The Center in 714 S. Main in Council Bluffs. Pre-registration is required (recommended at least one week prior to presentation. There is no cost to attend.

    Assisting new beneficiaries to increase their understanding of Medicare is an effort of SHIIP program (Senior Health Insurance Information Program), sponsored by Connections Area Agency on Aging. Discussion topics will include who is eligible for benefits and timeframes for applying, understanding Medicare’s benefits and options, supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, prescription drug plans and protecting their Medicare benefits. There will be ample time for questions.

    To pre-register, or for more information, contact Connections Area Agency on Aging at 800-432-9209. Preregistration needed by May 17.
    Contact Information:
    Kelly
    800-432-9209 x1013
  • Memorial Day - Offices Closed

    Monday, May 29, 2017
  • Farmers Market Applications Available

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Location: Council Bluffs - Connections AAA office
  • Public Hearing for Area Plan FY 2018-2021

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Description: Public Hearing Scheduled
    Connections Area Agency on Aging
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    10am
    Via Conference Call

    Connections Area Agency on Aging is finalizing our Area Plan for FY’2018-FY’2021 and is offering the public, providers, and other stakeholders a final opportunity to offer comments regarding our strategic planning for the next four years.

    No presentation will be made. However, public comments will be accepted on the plan, the addition of Personal Care as a new service, the agency’s request to provide the services of Evidence-Based Programs, Nutrition Education, and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention directly, and the agency’s compliance with Priority Service requirements by ensuring the following expenditure levels are met: Access Services (includes Information and Assistance, Assisted Transportation, Transportation, Case Management, and Outreach), 10%, In-home services (includes Chore, Personal Care, and Homemaker) 5%, and Legal Services 3%."

    Interested individuals should plan to participate in this conference call by dialing in with their input to:

    FOR PARTICIPANTS:


    • Dial 1-888-904-9570
    • Enter the following access number: 8363043#


    Contact Information:
    Kelly Butts-Elston
    800-432-9209