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September 2021

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WRAAP Coalitions meeting - APS Meet and Greet

Thursday, September 2, 2021
2:00 pm3:00 pm
join the meeting at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82171082730?pwd=MEQ5N285MXEwL1BsZ3FRcHFneGk1QT09

It was shared during a meeting that it would be good to hear from the Iowa Adult Protective Services Workers about how their program works and how do we work together to protect adults at risk within the community.

Join us virtually Thursday September 2, 2021 at 2pm to meet the region supervisors for the Specialized Adult Protective Team we has recently discussed.

Anyone can join in, this would be a great way to invite co-workers and other providers to the WRAAP coalition-Flyer attached. I can send the link to those who are not part of the group, otherwise the link is below. I can send a calendar invite if you would like.

APS Meet and Greet:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82171082730?pwd=MEQ5N285MXEwL1BsZ3FRcHFneGk1QT09

Council Bluffs: Annual Golf Classic

Friday, September 10, 2021
11:00 am4:00 pm
Council Bluffs:Dodge Riverside Golf Club

Dear Golfers and Sponsors,

We are excited to open registration to players, teams and sponsors for our annual golf fundraiser for Connections! It’s been a year unlike any other, and we sincerely hope that you and your family have remained safe and healthy during this unprecedented pandemic. Like last year’s event, we will be taking extra precautions to ensure your safety during the tournament, once again held in honor of support for our local heroes. In addition to saluting our fire, police and rescue heroes, this year we will be honoring our public health officials who have been critical to vaccination efforts that are helping us see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Please join us on Friday, September 10th at 11am for this year’s event. For safety precautions, we will be implementing the following:

• All participants will be provided with a safety kit which will include sanitizer, wipes, bugspray and a mask
• All carts will be wiped down prior to play
• Lunch will be “self-serve” grab and go grilled sandwich on the course

In recognition of the fiscal challenge posed by COVID-19, we are continuing our reduced sponsorship rates for this year, asking each bronze, silver, gold, and platinum sponsor to submit their registration and to please include a $50 gift card of your choice to be used as a pin prize for our players. This year’s levels are at the same reduced rates as last year:

BRONZE: $150 + $50 Giftcard of donor’s choice
SILVER: $400 + $50 Giftcard of donor’s choice (Includes 1 team of 4 in tournament)
GOLD: $750 + $50 Giftcard of donor’s choice (Includes 2 teams of 4 in tournament)
PLATINUM: $1000 + $50 Giftcard of donor’s choice (Includes 3 teams of 4 in tournament)

Can’t make it on the date of the tournament? Consider sponsoring a team of Heroes from public health, local Fire Department, Law Enforcement unit or Veterans for $300, or donate a giftcard!

Giftcards are a fun and safe way to reward flag winners, and they are easy to mail to the victors. Restaurants, movies, Amazon, as well as any store cards make excellent options.

Please review the attached materials and come on out and play with us on September 10th as we honor our local heroes and have a lot of fun all for the benefit of area seniors!

Hope to see you there!

Kelly

P.S. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you or someone you know is having trouble receiving a COVID vaccine! We can help you obtain an appointment near you!

Virtual Tues Afternoon Group: Stress Busting Program for Family Caregivers

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
1:30 pm3:00 pm
Virtual Meeting using "Zoom"

Connections is excited to offer a virtual Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers. This is an evidence-based program that provides support to family caregivers. Join this group that will meet from 1:30-3:00 on Tuesday afternoon for 9 weeks beginning on September 21 and ending on Nov 16. Limit 8 people. No additional people will be added after the first session.

It is proven to:
Improve the quality of life of family caregivers who provide care for people with chronic illnesses.
Help caregivers manage their stress and cope better with their lives.

The Stress-Busting Program is a multi-component program where two facilitators meet with a small group of caregivers. The program is focused on education, support, problem solving, and stress management. It takes a holistic approach addressing emotional, physical, spiritual and cognitive needs of caregivers. Participants meet for nine week for 90 minutes per week.

Virtual Tues Evening Group: Stress Busting Program for Family Caregivers

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
6:30 pm8:00 pm
Virtual Meeting using "Zoom"

Connections is excited to offer a virtual Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers. This is an evidence-based program that provides support to family caregivers. Join this group that will meet from 6:30 - 8:00 on Tuesday evening for 9 weeks beginning on September 21 and ending on Nov 16. Limit 8 people. No additional people will be added after the first session.

It is proven to:
Improve the quality of life of family caregivers who provide care for people with chronic illnesses.
Help caregivers manage their stress and cope better with their lives.

The Stress-Busting Program is a multi-component program where two facilitators meet with a small group of caregivers. The program is focused on education, support, problem solving, and stress management. It takes a holistic approach addressing emotional, physical, spiritual and cognitive needs of caregivers. Participants meet for nine week for 90 minutes per week.

Sioux City: Shredtastic

Friday, September 24, 2021
11:00 am1:00 pm
Sioux City - Siouxland Center for Active Generations, 313 Cook St (Old HyVee on Hamilton, across from Dairy Queen)

It's Back Again! Connections Area Agency on Aging staff and volunteers, along with Document Depot will be at the Siouxland Center for Active Generations, working to protect our older Americans! Bring your confidential papers to be shredded. This event will not have a drug take back.

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).

Donation event, thanks to Document Depot and Siouxland Center for Active Generations. Donations benefit Senior Independence Programs through Connections Area Agency on Aging

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