The Link - July 2018

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Week of July 1, 2018

News & Resources

  • Recent heavy rains and potential flooding bring to mind the need for emergency preparedness for older Iowans.  The ACL provide these best practices:

  • On Monday, June 25, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for seven counties in response to flooding and severe weather that has occurred in Iowa.The governor's proclamation covers Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Howard and Winneshiek counties. It will allow state resources to be used to respond to and recover from the effects of severe weather in the affected areas.

Family Caregiver


Disease Prevention Healh Promotion


Information regarding new Medicare cards:

    Falls Prevention
    • A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) found that in 2015, the estimated medical costs attributable to falls in adults aged 65 and older was approximately $50 billion. For nonfatal falls, 75% of the costs of older adult falls were paid by government-funded programs:

    Senior Employment

    Elder Abuse Prevention


    Upcoming Events

    Older Iowans Legislature [OIL] -- Save the Date

    September 24 and 25, 2018
    House Chambers, Iowa State Capitol


    N4A  Annual Conference and Tradeshow

    July 28 - August 1, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois


    Webinars from the American Society on Aging:

    Webinars from the National Center on Law and Elder Rights: