You are the next contestants to attend this conference especially designed for you.
“To Tell the Truth” caregiving is not easy. You give and give to others, often being a “lifeline” to those you serve. It can be mentally, physically, and emotionally draining. Why do you continue to do what you do? “The survey says,” it’s because of the real rewards you receive (a smile, a thank you, maintaining independence and dignity), that is the “grand prize” of caregiving.
This conference celebrates caregiving and all its challenges and rewards. We offer workshops, tools and resources, motivation, networking, and opportunities for self-care. Fun will be incorporated with a game show theme. All because we want you to continue being “Winners at Caregiving”…and that’s “our final answer.”
Networking, updating skills, and learning new things… all while having a little fun!
And Thanks to Tony Our Exhibitor Host! Good Job!
Thanks to Our Exhibitors for These Kind Remarks!!
See You Next Year! Participants were really interested in information related to our workshop calendars, RA, Future Ready Iowa, and Last dollar scholarship information. Caregivers are a multiplier audience that can further disseminate our information to others. Appreciate being able to share information about our services with the caregivers - for personal or professional growth This might be one of the better conferences I have attended.
Everything was scheduled really well and we had help when we needed it. :-)
Thanks to all of our wonderful speakers!!
An audience of about 150 rose in ovation to each of the eight central Iowa centenarians honored at a recent reception during the Iowa CareGivers conference.
“These amazing individuals redefine aging and defy the myths about aging. We’re humbled by this opportunity to shed a light on the enormous contributions they’ve made and continue to make to our country, state, their communities and families,” said Joel Olah, Director, Aging Resources of Central Iowa. Common themes shared by many of the centenarians when asked to what they attribute their longevity, were family and hard work!! Some credited a family history of long lives to their longevity. Their sense of humor was also displayed.
The Oldest Guest of Honor, Dorothy F Pickett, 105
Meet the Other Honorees
Congratulations to these central Iowa centenarians pictured above with their families and Eric Hanson, News Anchor, KCCI TV8 (left) and Brian Majeski, Assistant Director, Iowa Department on Aging.
Also honored but unable to attend was Kenneth Agard, 101.
The reception was a partnership between the Iowa Department on Aging, Aging Resources of Central Iowa, Iowa CareGivers.
Thanks to KCCI TV 8 and Early Morning News Anchor, Eric Hanson, for emceeing the event.
Thanks to our reception sponsors Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and AARP Iowa.
We are grateful for the dedicated health professionals from the Iowa Dental Hygienist's Association and Polk County Health Department for donating their time and supplies to provide a record number of conference attendees free health and oral health screenings! Thanks All!!!
These friendly space aliens pledged to help earthlings with the direct care workforce shortage:
See the full photo booth gallery here:
Whether you’ve been in the field for 15 or more years or just starting out…there is something for everyone!!
Click here to view past conference photo galleries!