The Johnson County Livable Community Housing Action Team just completed their 4th annual Aging in Place Series as online Webinars.
May 12th- Resources to Prevent Social Isolation: Sunshine and Lollipops- how to find them every day. Eugenia Kendall from the Heritage Area Agency on Aging will provide an overview on social isolation and how it impacts a person's health. LaTasha DeLoach from the Center, Erin Balvanz from United Way of Washington and Johnson County 55+ Retired Senior Volunteer Program and Amy Golly from North Liberty 55+ Senior Connections Lunch will discuss ways to stay socially active.
June 9th- In-Home Care for Those With Medical Needs- RN's, PT and IV's- oh my! In this webinar we will discuss how to get connected to medical in-home services, what medical services are available to your home and how to pay for them. Our presenters will be Gretchen Schmuch, MSW at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Kelly Robison from Kindred At Home.
July-14th- In-Home Care for Those with Non-Medical Needs- Maintaining a safe and healthy home often comes with tasks outside of medical care. Fortunately, there are services available to make sure your needs are met. Learn more about these services from Veronica Lynn-Lee of Mercy Clinics and Holly Blood of BrightStar Care.
August 11th- Home Evaluations to Identify Potential Hazards- Have you ever wondered about what modifications can be made to make your home safe and accessible? Are you concerned that changes to your home will make it less attractive? Tune in to this session as GT Karr of Sueppels Siding and Remodeling and Andy Martin of Martin Construction take you on a walk-through of two recently completed projects and answer your questions about home modifications.
September 8th- Wellness in the Second Half of Life- Finding a balance of the six dimensions of wellness is a proven strategy that will allow you to enjoy a full and satisfying second half of life. Learn about your wellness dimensions and what you can do to bring your health and well-being into balance. Beth Pelton of Body Moves leads this session.
October 13th- Reverse Mortgages Ins and Outs- The equity in your home can help you pay for home modifications, at-home care, or other expenses. Reverse mortgages are one of the many products that help you tap into your equity, but often come with many questions. Get more information about the benefits and risks of this tool from John Gianola of Legal Aid and Alan Tenney of Mutual of Omaha.