Budget cuts to harm Iowa’s elders

The Iowa Senate has proposed cutting over $330,000 dollars to the Iowa Department on Aging in Senate File 2117. This is approximately three times the cuts proposed by Governor Reynolds. These cuts will be passed on to Iowa's six Area Agencies on Aging who provide and contract services that help vulnerable older Iowans maintain independence … Continue reading Budget cuts to harm Iowa’s elders

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Did You Know About These Everyday Life Hacks from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

Today marks the twenty-eighth anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law. I have had the privilege to walk at the side of individuals who advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities, to serve on councils and committees promoting independence, and to offer my personal and professional support those pursuing … Continue reading Did You Know About These Everyday Life Hacks from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

Data Intelligence: National Findings on Measuring Value in the Aging Network

Strengthening data intelligence on the value of services provided by Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) is imperative, according to one of the findings published in a newly released report from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). To better understand the types of data collected, and how it is being used to measure … Continue reading Data Intelligence: National Findings on Measuring Value in the Aging Network

Older Iowans Quietly Contribute to Iowa’s #1 Ranking

The U.S. News & World Report ranked Iowa #1 in its Best States rankings this week. Iowa's surge in technological infrastructure has helped Iowa leap from its #6 position in 2017 to the best state in the U.S. for 2018. Other contributing factors include Iowa's #3 ranking for health care, #4 in opportunity, #5 in … Continue reading Older Iowans Quietly Contribute to Iowa’s #1 Ranking