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.


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.


GAIN 2017 Annual Conference: The Aging Mind: Navigating Life's Decisions

November 3, 2017
Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322

The GAIN board of directors invites you to this year's annual conference, The Aging Mind: Navigating Life's Decisions, at Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa.

Speakers will discuss the neuropsychology of the aging brain, elder abuse and exploitation prevention, navigating healthcare, and capacity to consent to sexual expression. Also highlighted will be the recommendations of the guardianship and conservatorship reform report!

Become a member and register at a reduced rate!

Register Here 

Guardianship Association of Iowa Network (GAIN) iowaguardians@gmail.com515-412-4969

 

Financial Exploitation: Identify • Respond • Prevent

ADVANCED ELDER ABUSE CROSS TRAINING:
Identifying, Responding to, & Preventing Financial Exploitation

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

8:30 am - 12:30 pm



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