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.

The Gazette Iowa Ideas Conference

Sept. 20-22 – 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.

May is Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month and a great time to remember that overall health begins with oral health.

Use this month as a reminder to schedule routine appointments and screenings, starting with your dentist appointment! #LifelongSmiles #AgeOutLoud

Let’s Celebrate Older Americans Month and Lifelong Smiles! Click here to learn more.
Click here to download the "My Smile Will Last a Lifetime" sign.
Click here to download the "I Keep my Smile Healthy For" sign.
Click here to learn more about social media posts.

Waterloo: Do You Enjoy Helping Others?

Prepare to Care: Community Living Professional Training This Spring. 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

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
8301 Aurora Ave
Urbandale, IA 50322

Questions & Sign Up:
Please contact Sara Lemke at

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

FREE Elder Law Seminar for Older Iowans and Their Caregivers

April 27, 2017

Sponsored by Iowa Legal Aid’s Legal Hotline for Older Iowans

For more information, view the brochure here.


FREE Cross-Training: Abuse in Later Life

May 11, 2017 - Iowa City, IA - Registration Deadline: May 5

by Iowa Law and Services Together (ILAST)

This training is brought to you by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office in collaboration with the Iowa Department on Aging, the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Iowa Department of Human Services, the State Long Term Care Ombudsman's Office, the Polk County Attorney's Office, the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the Dallas County Attorney's Office, and the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The training is conducted by an aging expert, a DV advocate, and a DHS dependent adult abuse expert.

Click here for more information and to register.


June 20, 2017 - Cedar Falls, IA - Registration Deadline: June 13


July 19, 2017 - Fort Dodge, IA - Registration Deadline: July 13


August 23, 2017 - Oskaloosa, IA - Registration Deadline: August 18


Growing Bolder Hunger Summit

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 
Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines, IA

This summit is targeted towards the Growing Bolder Partners. It will focus on reducing senior hunger in Iowa. 
For more information, click here.


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