The Link - March 2019

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Week of March 4, 2019

News & Resources



Nutrition Services

Family Caregiver
  • MyMobility Plan provides resources and tips for older adults to help manage their health to maintain mobility, make their homes safer to prevent falls, and consider alternative transportation as they age so they can stay safe, mobile, and independent longer. Learn more about MyMobility Plan here:


  • A group called "Embracing Carers" conducted a survey of unpaid caregivers in 2017 and found that nearly half of family caregivers suffer from depression and many did not have time to book or attend their own medical appointments due to their caregiving activities. Read more about the growing American crisis: "Who Will Care For the Baby Boomers" here:

Senior Employment
  • As the workforce ages, accommodations may be helpful with assisting individuals with maintaining their employment. Often times, the older worker does not understand that they can ask for assistance. This article provides basic information about two laws that might be helpful to the older worker. Read more here:

Elder Abuse Prevention

Upcoming Events

Conference from Des Moines University Medicine & Health Sciences

April 26, 2019
Iowa Veterans Home 

1301 Summit Street (Whitehill Conference Room)

Marshalltown, IA 50158
Mental Health Issues in Long Term Care


Conference from Elderbridge Agency on Aging

May 16, 2019

Bio Health Science Auditorium 

1 Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Caregiver Conference 


Webinars from the American Society on Aging

April 3, 2019

Older Adults and Opioids 


May 8, 2019

Managing Arthritis in Older Adults