Here are some links to important resources and crucial information for Iowa's seniors.
Now is the time for Iowans with Medicare to check their health and drug coverage for 2017. Medicare's open enrollment period runs from October 15 until December 7th.
For detailed information about each Marketplace health insurance plan offered in Iowa contact https://dhs.iowa.gov/iahealthlink/find-a-provider
Are you on Medicare? You may be able to save on your prescription drug cost. Contact the Social Security Administration directly or contact the State of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program.
As we age, it is important to maintain good nutrition. Visit this site for your guide to a healthier lifestyle.
Congregate meals are provided in a group setting. The meal site provides opportunities for socialization, nutrition education, nutrition counseling and information about other programs and services. For the meal site nearest you contact https://www.iowaaging.gov/congregate-meals
If you have walked into the Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB) building recently you may have noticed that some changes are afoot. An inviting corner for Library users and visitors has been created in a re-purposed portion of the first floor employee break room/cafeteria, just inside the north door/accessible entrance. A comfortable sofa, book shelves that beckon to be explored, and some unique children’s activities are available to enjoy. Two helpful staff from the library are stationed nearby at the newly created information desk area, ready to greet visitors and assist Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped patrons with information and circulation needs. Library patrons are now able to refill cartridges, drop off books, and use other library services more quickly. A convenient accessible iPad mounted on a stand replaces the loose leaf binder sign-in book. The west side of the cafeteria has been rearranged in proximity to the vending machines with enough space for the usual number of people using it during breaks and lunch. It’s all part of a “one point of service” concept and design that Library and other IDB staff are presenting on a trial basis. Read more...
December 3, 2016 Iowa Commission for the Blind Board Meeting Part 1
December 3, 2016 Iowa Commission for the Blind Board Meeting Part 2
December 3, 2016 Iowa Commission for the Blind Board Meeting Part 3
December 3, 2016 Iowa Commission for the Blind Board Meeting Part 4
Timely Links to Resources for Seniors
Emily Wharton Selected as Director of the Iowa Department for the Blind
Iowa Commission for the Blind - Meeting Recordings and Minutes Archive
Listen to Library News for Fall 2016
Connections - A Peer Support Social Network