Annual Caregiver Conference on Dementia
On Wednesday Oct. 22, Elderbridge Agency on Aging and Friendship Haven are hosting their 4th annual dementia caregiver conference. This year's conference will feature Dr. Judith Crossett, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of Iowa College of Medicine.
Crosset is a leader in the field of aging, dementia, and mental health. She understands what it is like caring for frail, older adults, especially those who are experiencing signs of dementia and declining mental health. By sharing her knowledge and expertise, she hopes to increase people's understanding of aging processes and to teach ways to better handle the emotional eldercare responsibilities that life brings.
The Oct. 22 conference is being held in the Celebration Center at Friendship Haven, 420 Kenyon Road in Fort Dodge, from 9 AM to 12 Noon. The conference will provide 3.0 contact hours of continuing education for nurses, nursing home administrators, social workers, home health aides and certified nursing assistants. There is a $35 fee for health professionals; all other participants are free of charge. Pre-registration is required for all interested in attending, and can be done by contactingIowa Central Community College at 1-800-362-2793, extension 1320, or 515-574-1320.
For additional information on the conference, contact Barbara Erickson at Elderbridge Agency on Aging, 1-800-543-3280 or 515-955-5244.
Hunter and Harvest Breakfast
The Hunter and Harvest Breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, 6 a.m.-noon at the Aurelia Community Center to celebrate the community's October festival, Harvest Hoopla, and the opening of pheasant season.
The public is invited. Freewill donations will be taken.
All proceeds will go to support the D.A.R.E. program for drug awareness.
This event is being sponsored by the Aurelia Kiwanis, Aurelia Commercial Club and the Aurelia School's D.A.R.E. program.
Spencer Northwest Iowa Regional Singles are sponsoring a dance from 8-12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Hap Ketelsen Community Center, in Everly. Singles/Couples welcome. Door Prizes. For more information, call Tim, (712)260-0616 after 9p.m.
Pheasants Forever Annual Banquet
The Pocahontas County Pheasants Forever will be holding their 23rd Annual Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 at the Pocahontas County Expo Center in Pocahontas. The evening will start off with a social hour featuring games and raffles and will be capped off with a ribeye dinner and live auction. All proceeds raised at the PF Banquet will be used for habitat and youth events in Pocahontas County. For more information or for tickets contact Terry Panbecker at 612-963-2048 or Brian Reis at 712-335-4395.