The Link E-Newsletter - March 2017

WEEK OF MARCH 17, 2017

News & Resources
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released a warning to the public regarding phone scams that appear to be coming from federal agencies, including the OIG itself. As a result, the OIG issued a Fraud Alert about protecting yourself from phone scams and reporting suspected fraud:

  • Want a basic overview of eligibility and administration of core benefits for low-income Medicare beneficiaries? Check out the National Council on Aging's updated Benefits 101 fact sheets:

  • March is National Developmental Disabilities Month, and the National Association of Councils on Developmental DisabilitiesAssociation of University Centers on Disabilities and National Disability Rights Network have partnered to launch a social media campaign to highlight the many ways in which people with and without developmental disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities:

  • The new Aging and Disability Business Institute website features interactive, user-friendly resources to help community-based organizations build business acumen so they can partner effectively with health care organizations:

Nutrition Services

  • Help raise awareness about Meals on Wheels and the importance of home-delivered meals to older adults this month during the annual March for Meals campaign. The month-long celebration is designed to rally communities nationwide around the vulnerable seniors who rely on its vital safety net to remain healthier and independent in their own homes:

Family Caregiver

Elder Abuse Prevention


Upcoming Events

2017 Brainworks - Des Moines Annual Conference on Alzheimer's & Other Dementia
April 18, 2017 (8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.)

The Meadows Events & Conference Center (Altoona, IA)
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2017 Passenger Transportation Summit

May 18, 2017 (9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.)

FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC Campus (Ankeny, IA)

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