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September 2020

Cancelled: Sioux City: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

Thursday, September 3, 2020
5:30 pm7:00 pm
Sioux City - First Unitarian Church 2508 Jackson St.

Siouxland Community Health Center and Connections Area Agency on Aging are sponsoring a FREE Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group.

If you or someone you know are struggling with isolation and raising
grandchildren, and would like to connect with other fellow grandparents who share similar experiences, this group is for you!

Meets every first and third Thursday of the month.

5:30 pm Meal provided by Connections or Siouxland District Health followed by discussion.
Childcare provided

Council Bluffs: Annual Golf Classic

Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 am4:00 pm
Council Bluffs:Dodge Riverside Golf Club
Council Bluffs: Annual Golf Classic

Dear Golfers and Sponsors,

After careful consideration, Connections has decided to proceed with our annual Golf Classic this year with a priority on participant safety. It is our 20th annual golf event, and we choose to go forth and honor our American Heroes on Sept. 11, 2020. We look forward to hosting you as we celebrate this year, and to assure your safe participation, we’re taking the following measures for precautions:
• We will not be having a post-Tournament banquet this year
• We will not be conducting a silent auction this year to limit contact by multiple players on shared surfaces
• 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
• All prizes will be mailed or delivered to winners after the tournament

In recognition of the fiscal challenge posed by COVID-19, we are reducing our sponsorship rates for this year, but are 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 reduced to the following:

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 a 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 11th as we honor our American heroes, celebrate 20 years of great golf tournaments, and have a lot of fun all for the benefit of area seniors!

Hope to see you there!

Kelly

Cancelled: Sioux City: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

Thursday, September 17, 2020
5:30 pm7:00 pm
Sioux City - First Unitarian Church 2508 Jackson St.

Siouxland Community Health Center and Connections Area Agency on Aging are sponsoring a FREE Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group.

If you or someone you know are struggling with isolation and raising
grandchildren, and would like to connect with other fellow grandparents who share similar experiences, this group is for you!

Meets every first and third Thursday of the month.

5:30 pm Meal provided by Connections or Siouxland District Health followed by discussion.
Childcare provided

Virtual Thurs Group: Stress Busting Program for Family Caregivers

Thursday, September 17, 2020
6:30 pm8:00 pm
Virtual Meeting using "Go To Meeting"

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 Thursday evenings for 9 weeks beginning on Sept 17 and ending on Nov 12. Limit 8 people. No additional people will be added after the 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 18, 2020
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 Connections Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Program.

Virtual Tues Group: Stress Busting Program for Family Caregivers

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
1:30 pm3:00 pm
Virtual Meeting using "Go To Meeting"

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 Sept 22 and ending on Nov 17. Limit 8 people. No additional people will be added after the 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.

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