Education

Promote Health Literacy: it has to do with how well people understand and are able to use health information to take action on their health. More than just the ability to read and write, health literacy includes the ability to listen, follow directions, fill out forms, calculate using basic math, and interact with professionals and health care settings. It can also include making sense of jargon or unfamiliar cultural norms. Health literacy requires people to apply critical thinking skills to health related matters.

Does Your Loved One Need Help?

Click here to download our helpful list of warning signs that your loved one may need additional help.

National Council on Aging

Staying healthy as you age can be a challenge. We can help. Our programs give older adults the knowledge and tools to prevent falls, manage chronic conditions, and improve their lives.
Website: https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/

Powers of Attorney for Health Care Decisions

Find helpful information from the Iowa State Bar Association on powers of attorney for health care decisions.
Website: http://www.iowabar.org/?page=PowersofAttorney

Iowa Department on Aging

The link to resources for older Iowans.
Website: https://www.iowaaging.gov/

Iowa Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (IPOST)

The Iowa Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment, known as IPOST, is a double-sided, one-page document, salmon in color that allows a person to communicate their preferences for key life-sustaining treatments including: resuscitation, general scope of treatment, artificial nutrition, and more. IPOST is appropriate for an individual who is frail, elderly, or who has a chronic, critical medical condition or terminal illness.
Website: idph.iowa.gov

Prepare For Your Care

A program to help you make medical
decisions for yourself and others
www.prepareforyourcare.org

Lifelong Learning Institute

Hunger for intellectual stimulation? Want to study something you never had time to learn? Looking for a unique way to socialize with old friends and connect with new ones?
Website: http://www.niacc.edu/community-and-continuing-education/continuing-education/lifelong-learning-institute/

NIACC Continuing Education

The NIACC Continuing Education Division serves people of all ages and from all walks of life providing opportunities for personal and professional growth through classes, workshops, seminars, and certificate programs.
Website: http://www.niacc.edu/community-and-continuing-education/continuing-education/