By Beth Freeman, Regional Administrator FEMA Region VII
September 1, 2014
What you do, choose not to do, perhaps even hesitate to do is based on two conditions – the planned and the unplanned. You notice your gas tank is low on fuel as you leave work one evening. What do you do – you stop for gas, either on the way home or first thing in the morning. Why? Because you plan on going to work the next morning and you’ll need fuel to get there.
Please save the date for our 13th annual CAREGIVER WELLNESS DAY!! Each year we gather to celebrate family and friend caregivers of older adults & adults with disabilities. With the support of our community, we wish to welcome all caregivers to join us in appreciating all that you do. This event, including breakfast and lunch, is provided at no cost to caregivers.
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Iowa Residents and Businesses Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Iowa residents and business owners affected by severe storms and flooding that occurred from June 26 – July 9, 2014, U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Terry E. Branstad on July 22, 2014.
Senior Medicare Patrol has received reports that callers who state they are with Medicare, want to know if you have knee pain or back pain. One senior reported that when she told the caller Medicare doesn’t make these types of calls, the caller tried to convince here that Medicare does indeed make such calls and wants to provide approved equipment to help relieve pain.
The bill to address elder abuse, thought to be expired, was resurrected and assigned to a conference committee in the final days of session and passed both chambers. On May 23, Governor Branstad signed this legislation (SF2239) that aims to combat elder abuse in Iowa.
The Heritage Area Agency on Aging’s Advisory Council held its Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Event at The Cedar Rapids Public Library in Cedar Rapids on May 22, 2014. This event provides updates from the agency and honors members of the community that are nominated for awards by their peers.
Outstanding Senior Volunteer award winners by county include: