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Need a dynamic speaker, a memorable presentation, or an educational training or in-service delivered either in person or by Zoom?  Aging Resources is prepared to provide your social, community or professional group with valuable information that will raise their awareness on current issues and the programs that can be accessed by your participants.

Education is the key to aging or providing care successfully.  Call Crystal Doig, Director of LifeLong Links, at (515) 633-9508 or e-mail her at to discuss your group’s needs. You can choose one of these topics or we can customize a program for you.

Presentation Possibilities:


  • Aging in Place

What options are available to combat the challenges of mobility and functional changes that everyone faces as they age? Discover the range of services that enable people to stay independent in their homes.

  • Aging Resources/LifeLong Links … Your 1st Call for Help

As an Area Agency on Aging and an Aging and Disability Center, Aging Resources is definitely the place to start when looking for ideas to stay in your home.  This is a general overview of all the programs we provide in Central Iowa.

  • Choosing the Right Housing Option

Sorting through all the available housing options is quite a task.  Learn about different types of housing and which one might fit your situation best.

  • Experience What Aging Is Like

This experiential presentation allows students to learn about the physical and emotional challenges facing older adults.  Walk a mile in their shoes and discover aging first hand.

Family Caregiving

  • Caring for Your Aging Parents

Caring can be difficult to blend with your busy life, but learning about service options, becoming educated, and talking with a family caregiver specialist can help you navigate this new role.

  • Balancing Your Career While Caregiving

Tips on how to manage your job responsibilities and your caregiving role can be helpful in juggling all of your responsibilities.  More women are working outside of the home so how you provide care may need to reviewed and adjusted.

  • Complication in Providing Care

Whether you are caring for someone who lives far away from you, has memory loss, or is reluctant to accept help, caregiving can be challenging.  These additional complications force families to alter the way that they provide cares.

  • Dementia Friends Iowa

You become a Dementia Friend by attending a one-hour informational session to learn about this worldwide movement, about living with dementia, and the simple things you can do to support someone living with the disease.

Elder Rights

  • Ageism

What is ageism?  This presentation defines and examines our personal and societal beliefs about aging. Have you ever “joked” about forgetting something and blaming it on your age? Identifying these common, yet damaging, stereo types can help people to reduce the stigmas surrounding getting older.

  • Elder Abuse Prevention and Awareness

What is Elder Abuse in Iowa and how can we prevent it?  Learn what you can do, if you suspect abuse.

  • Financial Elder Exploitation

Financial exploitation costs Iowans thousands of dollars each year.  Hear about Iowa cases and how you can protect yourself and others from scams from strangers or exploitation from friends and family.

  • Mental Self-Defense against Bullies

Unfortunately, bullies are bullies regardless of age.  Learn suggestions on what to do if you are an older adult and bullied.

  • “Five Wishes” and Advanced Planning for Older Adults

Five Wishes is a nationally recognized option to document your medical power of attorney and how you want to be treated if you decline medically.

  • Scams

Scammers have more opportunities with personal information readily available across the world, learn more about how to protect yourself and others from falling for these fraudulent schemes.