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Assistance being provided to individuals impacted by recent flash flooding

News Release

FOR RELEASE: July 2, 2014

CONTACT:     Leslie Wright

319-398-5372 ext. 15,

Linn Area Partners Active in Disaster (LAP-AID) in coordination with Linn County Emergency Management is providing assistance to individuals impacted by recent flash flooding.

Clean Up Assistance

Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol Newsletter- June, 2014

June, 2014 Monthly News You Can Use

Medicare-Themed Suspicious Calls in Iowa

            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 Heritage Agency holds the Annual Meeting & Recognition Event

Susan Pansegrau, Wayne Parizek and Marilyn Sokol (winner)

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:

Senior Medicare Patrol Newsletter, May 2014

May, 2014 Monthly News You Can Use

Medicare’s Durable Medical Equipment Benefits

            People on Medicare can help save the Medicare program from fraud and wasted benefits if they understand what the program covers.  As our life expectancy keeps increasing, it’s likely that some time in our lives we’ll need some medical equipment in our home.  “Durable medical equipment” means

The Heritage Agency and Wal-Mart collaborate to help feed local older adults

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging and Wal-Mart collaborate to help feed local older adults.

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging recently completed the first phase of its “Program Sustainability and Enhancement Project” geared toward developing and enhancing the Heritage Regional Senior Nutrition Program.

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging offers new programs to Caregivers

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging is expanding Caregiver Support Services through educational sessions and telephone supports.

Are you a caregiver? Do you have questions about resources or just want someone to talk with who understands the challenges of caregiving? At The Heritage Area Agency on Aging, we understand the unique roles of caregivers.  We can help connect you with resources to assist and support you in your role as caregiver.   We are also there to listen and offer emotional support. 

Consumer Advisory by Attorney Tom Miller - April 2014

Home Repairs & Home Improvements

The foundation to a good home repair or home improvement project is a good contractor. While it’s important to plan for the project, it’s just as important to find a reputable contractor.

Before you search for a contractor, write down the work you want done.  Be as thorough as possible, so a contractor is clear about the project and needed materials.  Check with your city or county on required inspections and building permits.