The Link - December 2018

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Week of December 2, 2018

News & Resources
  • The next Dialogue on Aging educational webinar, "Becoming an Exceptional Caregiver," is on December 12 at 2:30 p.m.  Kay Vangas, director of Lifelong Links staff at Aging Resources of Central Iowa,  will present tips on assessment and improvement of caregiver roles without sacrificing well-being.  Register here:

  • The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers whose problems with the IRS are causing financial burdens.  The service is free.  Contact information follows:
    - 210 Walnut Street, Des Moines, Iowa  50309
    - Phone 515-564-6888 or 877-777-4778
    Visit the resource page and Tax Toolkit:


Nutrition Services

Family Caregiver

Senior Employment

Legal Protections
  • The US Department of Justice and Department of Agriculture hosted the first Rural and Tribal Elder Justice Summit in Des Moines on November 14 and 15.  The summit focused on supporting the efforts of elder justice professionals to combat elder abuse and financial exploitation in rural and tribal communities. The Resource Guide includes background, resources, outreach materials and more:

Upcoming Events


Webinar from the Center on Law & Elder Rights


Webinars from the American Society on Aging

Webinar from Justice in Aging

Webinar from the Administration for Community Living