Education

Partner Programs

The Iowa CareGivers partners with many different agencies and organizations. We promote and support other programs and services that can benefit or be of interest to direct care professionals and the Iowans they serve.


Cedar Rapids:  Public Viewing of “Care” documentary

(http://caredocumentary.com/) reveals deep bonds between paid care workers and elders while exposing the cracks in the U.S. care system. Hosted by Cedar Rapids Chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women) 

September 28 at Whipple Auditorium (CR Public Library), 
450 5th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA from 
5:30 - 7:30 PM.

A panel discussion will follow. For more information contact CR NOW at: 
phone/text: 319-423-9454;
email: nowcedarrapids@gmail.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NOWCedarRapids/

 

NEXT PEER MENTOR INSTRUCTOR TRAINING:

October 26, 2017:  “A Call to Mentoring”:  Instructor Training
Kirkwood Community College

Linn Hall, Room 1126
6301 Kirkwood Blvd.SW
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404
Click here to register. 


Or contact Bev Riege: 
Bev.riege@Kirkwood.edu
319-398-4970

In an effort to increase capacity for the mentor program, an instructor training program continues to be tested.  Those interested in becoming an Iowa CareGivers mentor program instructor to then provide training for others to become mentor instructors within their organizations, can contact Mary Ann Young at maryann@iowacaregivers.orgor 515-223-2805.

 

The Gazette Iowa Ideas Conference

Sept. 20-22, 2017 – Cedar Rapids

Alec Ross, innovation expert and best-selling author, to keynote Iowa Ideas 2017

The Iowa Ideas Conference will include 80 sessions and more than 250 speakers across eight tracks. The statewide gathering will mix panel discussions, one-on-one conversations and thought-provoking experiences to help move complex issues forward. Iowa Ideas is for anyone who wants to be part of the conversation about the future of our state.

Click here to learn more.


Melodies Together in Harmony

“melodies is a community chorus that brightens and builds relationships for people living with dementia and their caregivers through the power of music”

Meeting time:
10:30-11:30 AM
Fourth Thursday of every month

Location:
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
8301 Aurora Ave
Urbandale, IA 50322

Questions & Sign Up:
Please contact Sara Lemke at MelodiesDM@gmail.com


No singing experience required
Music director supports and guides members to full potential
Variety of music, familiar and challenging
Dementia-aware volunteers are available to assist


Health Information Technology healthcare professional certificate

DMACC has a new Health Information Technology healthcare professional certificate starting Fall 2017. 

HIT/HP Health Information Technology for Healthcare Professional certificate 

HIT AAS degree program