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In July, I held three Iowa Senior Wellness and Security Expos throughout the Third District. At each Expo, representatives from dozens of local, state and federal agencies and organizations were on hand to provide seniors and their supporters with valuable information about the services and assistance available to Iowa seniors.
A home safety checklist for seniors is a great way to assess an entire living space and determine where potential hazards could arise. Falls and injuries can occur in any room in the home. They are most prevalent in places like bathrooms and staircases, but hazards can be present in each and every room.
If you’re wired into social media, the internet, 24-hour cable news or talk radio, you would think the only things coming out of Washington, D.C. this year are President Trump; Russia; controversy; investigations; protests; anger; and gridlock.
It’s been difficult to hear or see the reality over the blaring and flashing “BREAKING NEWS” alerts which fill the airwaves continuously each broadcast hour.
The reality is the most common sounds coming from the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2017 are the words “the bill is passed”.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - Iowa Congressman David Young announced the Second Annual Iowa Senior Wellness and Security Expo will take place this Saturday, July 29th at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The Expo connects Iowa seniors, their families and caretakers with a variety of services and resources available to them. The event features a one-stop-shop with representatives from over 30 local, regional, state and federal organizations and agencies dedicated to serving seniors.
The week ahead overview will be sent each week Congress is in session. All times are in Central Time.
July’s Wellness and Security Expos Offer Information And Help to Iowa Seniors
A BETTER CHOICE FOR IOWANS
In towns all across Iowa, we are seeing small family owned businesses we have shopped at for years close their doors, driven out by big corporately owned companies. Growing up in Van Meter, I remember going down the street to England’s gas station, knowing Tony England had my best interest at heart because his business depended on the community and their trust.
Last month, Aetna and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced their plan to pull out of Iowa’s individual health insurance market for 2018. And on May 3, the Des Moines Register reported Medica would follow the footsteps of those other carries and leave the individual insurance market if stability was not returned to the market.