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Elderbridge and Partners to Host Caregiver Appreciation in Arnolds Park

An invitation to caregivers and those that they care for! What are family caregivers worth? As the credit card commercial says, they are priceless. But they also have a financial value. AARP figures the economic value of family care in the U.S. could be as high as $470 billion annually! That’s just one reason why…
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Iowa Agency on Aging Leaders Meet Lawmakers in D.C.

Agency on Aging leaders from Iowa met recently in Washington D.C. at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging National Legislative Briefing. L to R - Donna Harvey-NEI3A, Shelly Sindt of Elderbridge, Greg Zars-NEI3A, Kelly Butts-Elston of Connections and Iowa 3rd District Congressman David Young Elderbridge CEO Shelly Sindt, Donna Harvey CEO of the…
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Older Americans Act Funding Gets a Boost

Thank you Senator Charles Grassley, Senator Joni Ernst, Iowa 4th District Congressman Steve King and all members of the Iowa Congressional delegation for boosting funding that helps older adults maintain their health, well-being and independence! These vital #OlderAmericansAct programs and services help older adults in our community receive in-home services, meals, transportation, caregiver support, evidence-based…
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New Medicare Cards Issued in Iowa Starting this Summer

New Medicare cards are coming soon. Here’s what you need to know about your new card. Plus, how to avoid related scams. Starting in April 2018, Medicare will begin mailing new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits. Medicare beneficiaries in Iowa won’t see their new cards in the mail until after the month of…
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