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April 2022

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Virtual Tues Afternoon Group: Stress Busting Program for Family Caregivers

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
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 April 5 and ending on May 31. 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.

Cancelled: Aging Well Series - Finding that Right Tool – Adaptive Equipment for Aging Needs

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
10:30 am12:00 pm
Western Iowa Tech Community College
4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106

Cancelled due to scheduling conflict. Watch for this class to be offered in Fall 2022.

Finding that Right Tool – Adaptive Equipment for Aging Needs

Tools, Tools, Tools! As we get older, sometimes the simplest tasks become harder – and there are many tools to make the job easier. For many, assistive technology makes living independently safe and feasible. Assistive technology may become critical to the ability to perform simple activities you do everyday, such as bathing, dressing, cooking, and for just about every room of your home. Kimberly Chance from Easter Seals Iowa Assistive Technology Center will demonstrate both simple and high tech devices that may assist individuals in their independent living, health, recreation, and skills to support well-being. Come and learn how devices can help you and/or your loved one maintain independence and make life easier.

Register by calling WITCC's Lifelong Learning Program - 712.274.6404 to attend in person or by Zoom.

OATS-Harlan-Protecting Personal Information Online

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
4:00 pm5:30 pm

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.
Registration recommended, walk-ins welcome!

Holiday - Offices Closed

Friday, April 15, 2022

Sgt Bluff - Dementia Friends Presentation

Dementia Friends Iowa logo

Become a Dementia Friend by attending a free informational session to learn about the worldwide Dementia Friend movement! Join Jan Schnack, Family Caregiver Community Engagement Specialist, from Connections Area Agency on Aging to learn about living with dementia, and the simple things you can do to support someone living with the disease.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 6:30-8:00 PM Central Time at Friendship Community Church, 305 Sergeant Square Drive, Sergeant Bluff, IA
The Dementia Friends session is a discussion where you will learn what dementia is, what it’s like to live with the disease, and some tips for communicating with people who have dementia. Everyone who attends is asked to turn their new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone living in your community. The action can be as big or as small as you choose—every action counts!

Registrations preferred, but walk-ins welcome.

Aging Well Series - Who Decides Who Decides

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
10:30 am12:00 pm

Who Decides & Who Decides Who Decides?

This presentation, by Frank Tenuta from Iowa Legal Aid, will provide information about legal issues related to decision making when an individual is not competent or of questionable competence. It will include a discussion of the legal definition of competence in Iowa, as well as the procedures to establish substitute decision making mechanisms. It will include a discussion of living wills, powers of attorney, guardianships and conservatorships. This session should empower you to have those important conversations with those you love concerning your or their life decisions.

This presentation is part of the Aging Well Series with the Lifelong Learning program at WITCC. Contact WITCC to register to attend in person or by Zoom. 712.274.6404

Join us for a free educational presentation by Iowa Insurance Division focused on empowering women of all ages to face their fears and anxieties about money, financial planning and investing and provide them with resources to increase their financial literacy, set financial goals, develop a retirement plan and achieve financial security.

Registrations preferred, Walk-ins Welcome!

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