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CAREversations Come to Iowa to Assist Family Caregivers


AARP Iowa today announced it is bringing CAREversations – an interactive, engaging family caregiving event, to Des Moines.

There are more than 42 million family caregivers in the United States and more than 317,000 family caregivers in Iowa providing care for aging parents, spouses, friends or other loved ones, enabling them to live independently in their own homes.

“Whether you’re starting to plan, helping coordinate a big move or taking care of a family member in your home, it’s important to know that you’re not alone on your family caregiving journey,” said Kent Sovern, state director of AARP Iowa. “CAREversations is a unique way to connect with people facing the same issues.”

Developed using AARP’s Prepare to Care planning guide that provides five clear steps to help family caregivers, CAREversations is a 90-minute, lightly facilitated program that includes table conversations, mix and mingle and information sharing.

CAREversations will be held in the Des Moines area on July 9, 10 & 19.  AARP will provide complimentary food and drinks. Space is limited to 40 participants and advanced registration is required. Register now by calling 1-866-740-6947 or go to

Dates and Times:
There are two sessions, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 9
at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309

There are two sessions, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 10
at the Northwest Community Center, Dining Room, 5110 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310

There are two sessions, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19
at the Stoney Creek Lodge, Meadows Room, 5291 Stoney Creek Court, Johnston, IA 50131

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