The Link - June 2019

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WEEK OF JUNE 6, 2019

News & Resources
  • Every year, thousands of Americans are affected by fraud and scams—but you don't have to be one of them! Sign up for biweekly Watchdog Alerts to have news on the latest scams delivered right to your inbox.
  • Use AARP's fraud-tracking map to see scams reported near you. 
  • The Profile of Older Americans is an annual summary of critical statistics related to the older population in the United States. Relying primarily on data offered by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Profile illustrates the shifting demographics of Americans age 65 and older. It includes key topic areas such as income, living arrangements, education, health, and caregiving. The 2018 Profile also incorporates a new special section on emergency and disaster preparedness.

Nutrition Services
  • As of 2017, 5.5 million seniors age 60 and older in the U.S. experience food insecurity.
    As the senior population grows, so will the challenge of ensuring older adults have
    access to enough nutritious food. Feeding America compiled data on senior hunger in the United States. 

Family Caregiver
  • Spouses, adult children and family members alike are susceptible to caregiver fatigue whether they are providing care twenty-four hours a day or caregiving from a distance
  • Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia impacts every aspect of your daily life. Preparing yourself, understanding your loved one’s experience, and seeking support from others can help you succeed on the caregiving journey.

Disease Prevention Healh Promotion

Elder Abuse Prevention
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is June 15. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.
  • This booklet is designed as a reference for organizations when responding to inquiries about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Upcoming Events


Forum from Milestones Area Agency on Aging

June 19, 2019

Honey Creek Resort Ballroom
12633 Resort Drive
Moravia, IA 52571

Iowa Fraud Fighters Forum 


Conference from Elderbridge Area Agency on Aging 

June 20, 2019
Salvation Army Church

747 Village Green Drive, 

Mason City, IA 50401
Hoarding: A Simple Look at a Complex Disorder


Webinars from the American Society on Aging

June 11, 2019

When Care Comes to You: Tips for Using Home Health Aides, PTs and OTs


June 19, 2019
Building and Financing Sustainable Partnerships between Healthcare and Community-based Organizations


June 25, 2019

Addressing Social Isolation and Loneliness Among People Living with Dementia