Listen to What Others Have to Say about the Iowa CareGivers’ Conference!

"I have attended this conference over the past 15 years. I attribute my development as a professional and person to the classes and experience through Iowa CareGivers…I hope this conference will be here for many more years to come."

--2018 Conference Attendee




2017 CONFERENCE—Thanks To All Who Attended And To Those Who Made It Possible!! 


Great speakers on topics ranging from Seizures, Compassion Fatigue, and Bullying to Oral Care, Depression, and Prescription Addiction.

“What I liked most about the conference was the session on Transgender Care followed closely by the mac and cheese”


Click here to see the 2017 IC Conference Photo Gallery!

L to R:  Donna Cheers and Sally Chapman, Hospice Aides, HCI/VNS, speak about what Mouth Care Matters oral health specialty training is and share their personal experiences and the benefits of completing the training.


140 participate in the Dementia Live™ program and got to experience first-hand what it might be like to live with dementia. Find out more by contacting Renee Riffey.



“My cholesterol went from 575 to 345! Thank you for having the health screenings. I participate every year!”

78 participate in free health screenings. 

Special thanks to the Iowa Dental Hygienists’ Association and Polk County Health Department for providing this excellent service. 



Ottumwa Job Corps health career students attend conference on scholarship and benefit from "Bob Sorenson Memorial. 

Shirley Sorenson, Iowa CareGivers Board Advisor, pictured with Job Corps Students.  Shirley’s generous contribution in memory of her late husband, Bob, supported the "Toughest Job You'll Ever Love" campaign t-shirts for all conference attendees.

Thanks Shirley!  To learn more about Shirley’s tribute click here and for her spoken words click here.


Men in Caregiving and Others Honored


Thanks and Congratulations to These Amazing Individuals and Organizations!

2017 Iowa CareGivers Leadership Awards Donna Cheers and Sally Chapman, Hospice Aides, HCI/VNS

2017 Margaret Swanson Legacy in Giving Award Valerie McDaniel, s Home Care Aide, Madison County Public Health

2017 Men in Caregiving

2017 From the Heart Recognition Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation and the Lifelong Smiles Coalition

Family Provides Conference Scholarship to Their Caregiver!

As a token of their appreciation, the Wolnerman family provided a scholarship to the Riding the Wave conference to Andrea Morales, who provides caregiving assistance to the family.

Pictured L to R:  Michael Wolnerman, David Wolnerman, and Andrea Morales

2015 Annual Conference

For many, networking is the highlight of the conference:

“I liked being able to learn with my co-workers”

“I liked spending time with people going through the same problems that I am, we’re able to understand what it is like and to talk about it.”

“I liked spending quality time with other direct care professionals, sharing experiences and learning together.”

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2014 Annual Conference

View the photo gallery that captured “Magic Moments” at conference.

2013 Annual Conference

Good Times At "Going the Distance" Conference, view the full photo gallery here.

2012 Annual Conference

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2011 Annual Conference

View the photo gallery of all the Hollywood Stars who attended the Iowa CareGivers Conference!

2010 Annual Conference

View Our 2010 Hometown SuperHeroes photo gallery!