Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to real change at the grassroots level? Volunteer to be an ambassador for your county! Citizen efforts are vital in these changing and uncertain funding times, and you will have the honor of representing older adults and people living with a disability in your region.
Iowa seniors have reported that scammers are working hard to steal personal information by calling about “new” Medicare cards and “better benefits.” The scam theme is about improved benefits coming for your Medicare or supplemental insurance, if you give personal information like your Medicare number, other insurance ID number, doctor’s name or drugstore location.
The Heritage Agency’s Elder Abuse Prevention and Awareness Program’s Elder Rights Specialists can help individuals age 60 and older who are victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation by presenting options to improve their quality of life, while reducing risk and/or eliminating the abusive situation.
The Older Iowans Legislature met in legislative session in the House Chamber of the Iowa Capitol on Monday September 29 and Tuesday September 30. The annual meeting of the Older Iowans Legislature was convened on Tuesday September 30 after the adjournment of the legislative session.
Seventeen (17) bills were debated by the Older Iowans Legislature, first in committees on Monday September 29 and then on the House floor on Tuesday September 30. Bills that were enacted on the House floor on Tuesday were prioritized by each of the Representatives.
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.