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November 2022

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Creston - OATS Protecting your Information Online

This presentation will cover the ins and outs of how to protect your personal information online. We’ll cover tips for staying safe in cyberspace, like creating strong passwords, managing spam, how to recognize email and text scams, and when it’s OK – or not – to share your personal information online.

Caregiver Month: Therapy Showcase/Luncheon

Friday, November 4, 2022
11:00 am1:30 pm

Connections Area Agency on Aging celebrates National Family Caregivers Month on Friday, November 4, 2022, from 11-1:30 PM at Tish’s Restaurant, 1207 S. 35th Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
In addition to the Pasta Buffet luncheon, there will be five types of therapy showcased:
1) Garden Therapy, Rosanne Plante, Iowa Master Gardener with Green Ambassador
2) Pet Therapy, Cheryl Havekost, RN with Midlands Pet Therapy
3) Music Therapy, Carlene Hall with Project Recovery Iowa
4) Occupational Therapy (Connections Area Agency on Aging’s CAPABLE program), Kendra Foster, OTD, OTR/L
5) Physical Therapy, Tracey Huppe, DPT with Angels Care Home Health

Come for a couple of hours of learning and fun!

Free for Family Caregivers
$50 for Professional Caregivers
Continuing Education Contact Hours (2.3) awarded by Iowa Western Community College, Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #6

Leon - OATS Protecting your Information Online

This presentation will cover the ins and outs of how to protect your personal information online. We’ll cover tips for staying safe in cyberspace, like creating strong passwords, managing spam, how to recognize email and text scams, and when it’s OK – or not – to share your personal information online.

On-line Caregiver Support Group

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
2:00 pm3:00 pm
On-line Support Group. Zoom link is sent to registered attendees.

Join us for an on-line support group, especially designed for caregivers.
Join us via phone, computer or even a grandpad by Zoom.
Please contact Jan for more info for the link to join.
This group meets every second Wednesday of the month from 2:00-3:00 pm.
Another group meets on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:00-7:00.
Attend either or both meetings each month.

Veterans Day - Offices Closed

Friday, November 11, 2022

Creston - OATS Staying Safe Online

This hands-on workshop reviews important tips for keeping your personal information safe while enjoying the benefits of the internet. Learn how to recognize suspicious emails and what to do when confronted with online scams.

Smooth Sailing through Medicare for New Beneficiaries

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
6:00 pm8:30 pm
Western Iowa Tech Community College
4647 Stone Ave, Cargill Auditorium, Parking lot 4, entrance 14
Sioux City, IA 51106
US

Medicare is a complex system that can quickly swamp its beneficiaries. Chris Kuchta, a Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) coordinator, will give a lively overview of Medicare and many of its options to help clear the murky water of Parts A, B, C, and D, supplements, advantage plans, and prescription drug plans.

See how you or your loved one may lower the boom on Medicare costs by making annual drug plan comparisons, applying for federal and/or state benefits, or utilizing pharmaceutical assistance programs. Learn how to steer clear of healthcare fraud and identity-theft. This will be a class you will be glad you took!

Join us with the WITCC Lifelong Learning Program. Register by calling WITCC at 712.274.6404 to attend in person.

LeMars - Bingocize!

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
9:00 am10:00 am

This fun, movement-oriented class will meet two times per week for 10 weeks.
The class size is limited to 20 participants. No additional participants can be added after the second class.
If interested, please contact Norma or Pigeon at the LeMars Senior Center.

Sioux City - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
10:00 am12:00 pm

Leon - OATS Staying Safe Online

Monday, November 21, 2022
2:00 pm3:30 pm

This hands-on workshop reviews important tips for keeping your personal information safe while enjoying the benefits of the internet. Learn how to recognize suspicious emails and what to do when confronted with online scams.

Council Bluffs - Welcome to Medicare

A Welcome to Medicare seminar presented by a trained SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) volunteer. This program is designed especially for those who will begin Medicare soon, caregivers, or others wanting to better understand Medicare basics. SHIIP volunteers do not sell insurance and present unbiased information concerning Medicare options. To register, please call (712) 328-2540x8142

Thanksgiving Holiday - Offices Closed

Thursday, November 24, 2022Friday, November 25, 2022

On-line Caregiver Support Group

Monday, November 28, 2022
6:00 pm7:00 pm
On-line Support Group. Zoom link is sent to registered attendees.

Join us for an on-line support group, especially designed for caregivers.
Join us via phone, computer or even a Grandpad by Zoom.
Please contact Jan for more info for the link to join.
This group meets every fourth Monday of the month from 6:00-7:00. .
Another group meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 2:00-3:00 pm.
Attend either or both meetings each month.

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