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Caregiving Connections: Linking Iowa Family Caregivers with People, Information and Resources

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Iowa is home to more than 500,000 caregivers who assist their ill and aging loved ones with daily tasks such as eating, bathing, and dressing. By performing these necessary tasks, caregivers help ensure that their loved ones stay at home—where they belong—while saving Iowa’s Medicaid system an estimated $4.1 million in long-term care charges annually.

In celebration of National Family Caregiving Month, AARP Iowa is hosting a series of Caregiving Connections events for members and all Iowa family caregivers.  Programs are set for Thursday, Nov. 13 in Des Moines; Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Waterloo and Thursday, Nov. 20 in Marion.  All events are free and open to public with advance registration. Please see event details and registration 800 number and links below.

Des Moines
Thursday, Nov. 13th
4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Wakonda Club, 3915 Fleur Drive, Des Moines

In partnership with the Iowa Asian Alliance, this Caregiving Connections event features keynote speaker Lily Liu, AARP historian and family caregiver, as well as brief presentations from Aging Resources of Central Iowa, the Legal Hotline for Older Iowans and the Alzheimer's Association of Central Iowa, and an open discussion on caregiving issues. Heavy appetizers and refreshments are included. RSVP by calling toll-free 1-877-926-8300, or click here to register today.

Waterloo/Cedar Valley Area
Wednesday, Nov. 19th
4:30-7:00 p.m.
The Grout Museum of History & Science, 503 South Street, Waterloo

In collaboration with the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, this Caregiving Connections event features a series of interactive presentations from local experts including the Legal Hotline for Older Iowans, the Northeast Area Agency on Aging and the chance to participate in a Virtual Dementia Tour offered by Right at Home of Cedar Rapids.  Heavy appetizers and refreshments are included. RSVP by calling toll-free 1-877-926-8300, or click here to register today.

Marion/Cedar Rapids Area
Thursday, Nov. 20th
4:30-7:00 p.m.
Kirkwood Training & Outreach Services (KTOS), 3375 Armar Dr., Marion

In collaboration with the Heritage Area Agency on Aging, this Caregiving Connections event features a series of interactive presentations from local experts including the Legal Hotline for Older Iowans, Heritage Area Agency on Aging and the chance to participate in a Virtual Dementia Tour offered by Right at Home of Cedar Rapids.  Heavy appetizers and refreshments are included. RSVP by calling toll-free 1-877-926-8300, or click here to register today.

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