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Older Americans Month 2019

In honor of Older Americans Month 2019, Johnson County Livable Community and collaborative partners invite you to celebrate and join your community for a month of connecting, creating & contributing. 

>> FREE >>
All events are free and open to the public.  
>> RSVP for FREE LUNCH >> 
To ensure there are enough lunches for everyone attending, please RSVP early.
RSVP at www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4ea5aa2fa2fa7-older

MAY 2 >> SENIOR CENTER OPEN HOUSE
4 - 7pm >> Senior Center, 28 S Linn Street, Iowa City
Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center
Come and learn what The Center has to offer the community. Refreshments, entertainment and door prizes. Get a glimpse of the wonderfully diverse classes, activities, and services available at The Center. 

May 8 >> COMMUNICATION MUST-HAVES
11:30am - 1pm >> Iowa City Area Association of Realtors (ICAAR), 847 Quarry Road, Coralville
Aging In Place Forums, JCLC Housing Committee 
This discussion addresses how to have open communication with family, caregivers and providers to have a successful plan of remaining at home. This partner event is the first event of the 2019 Aging in Place Forums
>> RSVP by May 2, 2019. 

May 23 >> EMBRACING THE CAREGIVER ROLE
11:30am - 1pm >> Johnson County Health & Human Services Building, Room 203, 855 S Dubuque Street, Iowa City
Sara Sanders, PhD, Director, School of Social Work, University of Iowa
When is the appropriate time to seek assistance for a loved one? What prevents caregivers from accepting help? Caregiving is a complex and emotional topic. This presentation approaches ways to create a successful plan, and move forward in becoming an effective caregiver. 
>> RSVP by May 19, 2019.

May 29 >> AARP FRAUD PREVENTION
11:30am - 1pm >> Coralville Public Library, Room AB, 1401 5th Street, Coralville
Sally Leme, PhD, AARP Fraud Watch Speaker & Volunteer Network; Rob Swank, Detective, Coralville Police Department 
The AARP Fraud Watch Network has been established to arm Americans with tools to spot and avoid fraud and scams. The Network educates, serves as a resource, and acts as watchdog in order to help individuals recognize and avoid fraud. 
>> RSVP by May 23, 2019.

>> MORE INFO >> 
Jeff Kellbach, Aging Specialist, Johnson County Social Services, Iowa City >> 319-356-6090 >> jkellbach@co.johnson.ia.us >> www.livablecommunity.org

 

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