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August 2011

Better Living This edition featuring . . . Employment

Program gives Seniors a chance to hone job skills.

More Seniors now working after retirement age.

As temperatures rise, events heat up in SWI.

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Program gives Seniors a chance to hone job skills TIM JOHNSON TJOHNSON@NONPAREILONLINE.COM

“It serves to help the agency and the individual. I would say it’s been a pretty successful program.” The Senior Community Service Employment Program, or Senior Aide Program, pays workers 55 and older while they gain marketable job skills working part-time at government agencies or nonprofit organizations, said Cathy Pratscher-Woods, Iowa program coordinator. That makes it a winwin situation. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, said Ivy Nielsen, Senior Aide Program director for West Central Community Action, which administers the program in 10 southwest Iowa counties. “The whole purpose of the program is to find them employment,” she said. The program is helping Debbie Burke rejoin the workforce after a long hiatus, Burke said. She is learning about the selling process as a senior aide at the MOHM’s Place Almost New Thrift at 321 16th Ave. “It’s working out really well,” she said. “I’m very pleased with it.” West Central places participants based on their skills but also on their interests, which may include trying something new, Nielsen said. Opportunities are available at a variety of

host sites. “We have everything from Iowa Workforce Development, Head Start, senior centers – MOHM’s Place is a very big host agency, and MICAH House, as well,” she said. “A lot of people want office jobs and that type of thing, so we try to match them up with agencies that have” clerical or receptionist openings. About 90 seniors are currently participating, she said. The number peaked last year at 103. With the fiscal year that began July 1, funding was slashed by 48 percent, she said. Senior aides are paid $7.25 per hour, Nielsen said. Normally, they work 20 hours a week. “Right now, people are only working 12 hours a week; but as people leave the program, that would go back up to 20,” she said. Participants can stay in the program for up to four years, but most find another job before that, Nielsen said. “We do not have many that stay all four years,” she said. “Typically, it could be two to three years – sometimes even a shorter amount of time.” The program has been around for decades, Pratscher-Woods said. It was originally administered in Iowa by the state’s Area Agencies on Aging, she said. “When I began working with this program many years ago, every

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Senior Aide Debbie Burke shows off a handsome cabinet at the MOHM’s Place Almost New Thrift, 321 16th Ave.

Area Agency on Aging in the state was involved somehow,” she said. About 10 years ago, the program was opened up for bidding, she said. Now, only one of the agencies – the Generations Area Agency on Aging in eastern Iowa – is still involved in its operation. In most areas of the state, private agencies administer the program. It is not offered in every county, though. “It’s been a great program for anyone wanted to continue working,” Pratscher-Woods said. “We’ve helped a lot of people. It’s given them a great opportunity to go out and try a new job ... It gives them training

and confidence and then some skills so they can go out and get another job.” Those interested can pick up an application at Iowa Workforce Development or any West Central location, Nielsen said. Income cannot exceed 125 percent of the

federal poverty level. Those accepted will work with staff to develop an Individual Employment Plan. For more information, see West Central’s website at www.westcentralca.org or call the main office at (712) 7555135.


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More Seniors now working after retirement age DENNIS FRIEND

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For many older Americans, retirement at age 65 is not in their future. Some want to keep working. Others need to keep working. Layoffs, a stagnant economy and a stubborn recession have meant economic hardship. Older workers who lose jobs are more likely than any other age group to remain jobless for 99 weeks or more, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service earlier this year. Among unemployed adults over age 65, one out of eight or about 12 percent had faced 99 weeks or more of unemployment. “It is urgent we address the employment needs of millions of frustrated and often desperate older adults and Boomers,” Sandra Nathan said. Nathan is senior vice president of economic security at the National Council on Aging, the nonprofit service and advocacy organization for older Americans. According to Nathan, “Many (older people) have seen their savings and housing values badly eroded in the economic downturn and are living in or dangerously near poverty. For them, a job is a lifeline that can help them make ends meet and get them on a pathway to economic security.” NCOA tries to help, describing itself as “a national voice for mature workers and the vital role they play in our workforce.” The organization

looks for ways in which employers can attract, retain and value the older employees. “We focus on getting them back into the workforce,” NCOA’s Tim Hamre, director of program operations, said. Part of that process involves “educating employers on the value of mature workers.” Hamre said hiring an older worker means hiring an individual who is mature, who understands responsibility and patience, someone who is motivated and “takes the work seriously.” Issues facing older workers can include insufficient education, since “Some older workers didn’t graduate from high school,” Hamre said. Another problem may include a lack of computer skills, since “Even to apply for a job, you have to go on-line today,” Hamre said. The problem may grow more acute since the Baby Boomer generation stands ready to retire. By 2020, one out of every five Americans will be older than 65. For more than one in four people over age 65, Social Security is their only income and more than 13 million Americans live on less than $22,000 a year. Hamre said NCOA efforts to help include the Senior Community Service Employment Program, or SCSEP. SCSEP is a program that helps unemployed low-income individuals find work if they are 55 years old or

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Barbara Christian re-entered the work force through the nonprofit National Council on Aging, an agency advocating for older Americans.

older. The program attempts to match eligible older adults with part-time jobs in community service organizations. The idea is to build skills and self-confidence for the older worker while allowing him ot her to make a modest income. Entery-level skills are emphasized, and jobs may be in areas from bookkeeping to health-care aides. In many cases, “we have people doing resumes for the first time. When they do the resume they realize they have something to offer,” Hamre said. NCOA currently operates 27 SCSEP programs in 11 states, with funding from the U.S. Department

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As temperatures rise, events heat up in SWI Missouri Valley Senior Center Missouri Valley has fiercely dedicated card and bingo players who gather after lunch: Mondays and Thursdays for brown-bag bingo; Tuesdays and Fridays for cards (5.1 Pitch). We are preparing to have a Hawaiian Luau with entertainment on August 19th at 5:30 pm. We will not be having lunch at the Rand that day, but supper. (Our shut-ins will receive their lunch at the regular time.) We always have a wonderful time as the entertainment takes us down memory lane. The cost is only $3 per person. Either stop by the Rand to sign up to attend or call Chris Hinkel, Manager, at 712-642-3215 no later than August 17th. Come early to get a good seat and join in the festivities. Upcoming event: Halloween Party is set for October 28th. Friends of the Library present, “Literary Magic.” The party will begin 10:30 am with entertainment. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am. Harlan Senior Center Hi from the Harlan Center. The Center would like to congratulate the Goldenairs on receiving the Governor’s Volunteer Award. Seven of the twelve members were on hand June 30 at Southeast Polk Com-

munity High School in Pleasant Hill to receive the award. They have volunteered a great number of hours bringing musical entertainment to the area nursing homes and other community events. Your commitment is wonderful and greatly appreciated. The Senior Center also received an award for being a SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) sponsored for 5 years. The August events at the Center The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at 9:30 am on Monday August 8, this is a time change for this month only. Movies with Hy-Vee are Tuesday, August 9 starting at 9:30 am. Thursday, August 11 Senior Council will meet at 9:30 am and this will be the election of officers. The Birthday and Anniversary Party will begin at 6:00 pm with blood pressure checks before the meal and entertainment to be announced. Tuesday, August 16 at 5:00 pm is the Life After Loss Sup-

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With the recent heatwave in southwest Iowa, many Seniors are headed to their local centers too cool-off, relax and have fun.

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7, with the effective date of January 1, 2012. Remember drug plans can change and you should check to see if your medications will still be covered on your present plan and to see if it is the most cost effective for you. You can call a SHIIP volunteer to do the comparison for you or go on the Medicare website and do the comparison yourself. Oakland Senior Center Hot weather brings warm friendships and cool events at the Oakland senior Center In July Johnny Ray Gomez from the Merrymaker’s Assoc.entertained us, compliments of the Iowa West Foundation. Johnny always puts on a good performance and leaves us

smiling and wishing for more. In August, we will have Paul Siebert with us from the Merrymakers. Paul is a talented who plays five different instruments and vocalizes as well. His performance will include music from the classical, to gospel and country. Please make your reservations for his first performance at the Oakland Senior Center on or by Monday, August 22nd before 11:a.m. The Center’s phone is 482-3353. The meal will be served at 5:00 and Mr. Siebert will perform at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23rd. On July 14th, a group from Oakland were guests of the Friendly Folk from Carson. Both groups of seniors enjoyed maid rites and hot dogs and all the dinner trimmings.

Brown bag bingo and cards were on the agenda as well as fellowship. Our thanks to Irene Skank, president of the carson Friendly Folk and her group for extending us this invitation. Our annual Pillow Cleaning Fundraiser is Tuesday August 2nd from 9 to 3 at the Senior center, 618 North Highway. Now is a great time to get those pillows cleaned, deodorized and sanitized. Contact the Sr.Center @ 482-3353 for further information. Thanks to Lee Knudsen for chairing this event. Attendance winners are dan Barnett, Lilly Palmer, Francis Rollins, and Neuonia Timberman. Thanks to Nita Havick for donating the beautiful Fourth of July flower arrangement. Neuonia Timberman

won a free lunch by guessing the date of Gene’s heart transplant. Thanks to Gary Aukland of Carson for lending, us hand in our homebound meal delivery. Many thanks to Leona Coleman for bringing her daughter Sherri to play the piano for us. The music was lovely. Some special days/weeks for the month of august include: Birthday of Francis Scott Key who wrote the Star Spangled banner, clown week, Anniversary of the Tv, premier of American bandstand, Underwear day, Mustard Day, Root Beer float day, Friend-

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Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page and Shelby counties in Iowa. Address all correspondence to: Better Living/Courier Coordinator, Southwest 8 Senior Services, 300 W. Broadway, Suite 240, Council Bluffs, IA 51503; or call (712) 328-2540 or toll-free at (800) 432-9209; or you can contact us via the Web at www.southwest8.org Advertising Information The Daily Nonpareil of

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Tips for hot weather: The best defense is prevention ■ Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink If your doctor has you on water pills ask him how much you should drink while the weather is hot. ■ Don’t drink liquids that contain large amounts of sugar – these actually cause you to lose more body fluids. Also avoid very cold drinks, because they cause stomach cramps.

■ Stay indoors and, if possible stay in an air conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or library – even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Call the local health department to see if there are any heat relief shelters in your area. ■ Wear light weight, light colored, loose fitting

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AREA SENIOR CENTERS The following centers are affiliated with the Southwest 8 Nutrition Department. Meals from Southwest 8 Senior Services Senior Centers follow the menu on the last page of the Better Living Courier, and meals are based on a suggested contribution of $3 to individuals age 60 or older. For the following centers please make meal reservations at 11 a.m. one day in advance. Atlantic Senior Center 411 Walnut St. (712) 243-3599 M–F 9 a.m. to 4p.m.; Meals served Tues./Wed./Thurs., 11:30 a.m.

Council Bluffs at The Center 714 S. Main St. (712) 323-5995 M-F 12 p.m.

Harlan Senior Center* 706 Victoria (712) 755-2757 M-F 12 p.m.

Irwin Senior Center 520 Ann St. (712) 782-3367 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Oakland Senior Center 618 N. Hwy (712) 482-3353 M-F 12 p.m.

Red Oak Senior Center 109 E. Washington (712) 623-3497 M-F 12 p.m.

Carter Lake Senior Center 626 E. Locust St. (712) 347-6102 M-W, F 12 p.m. Thurs. 5 p.m.

Lakin Campus Senior Center 815 N. 16th St. (712) 310-0617, M-F 9:30 – 1:30, Serve at 11:30 a.m.

Shenandoah Sr. Center (Meal Site) 707 W. Summit St. (712) 246-5200 M-F 11:30 a.m.

The following centers are not affiliated with Southwest 8 Senior Services: Shenandoah Senior Activity Center 405 W. Sheridan Ave. (712) 246-2002 M/W/F. 12:30 to 4 p.m.; T, Th – 9:30am – 4pm. Meal 2nd Wednesday of the month. Cumberland Senior Center 109 Main Street (712) 774-5727 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Lightning Bowl 105 N. 12th St. CB, IA 51501 (712) 323-8467 12:00 p.m. M-F Call 1 day before for reservation and menu.

Clarinda Senior Center 1140 E. Main St. (712) 542-2932 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Logan Senior Center 108 West Fourth St. (712) 644-2229 M-F 12 p.m. Sidney Senior Center 2820 N. Ridge Road (712) 374-3053 M-F 12 p.m.

Dunlap Senior Center 619 Iowa St. (712) 643-2244 M-F 12 p.m.

Glenwood Sr. Center 20 N. Vine St. (712) 527-4213 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Malvern Senior Center 201 East Fourth St. (712) 624-8985 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Stanton Senior Center 326 Broad Ave. (712) 826-2782 Tue./Wed./Thurs. 11:45 a.m.

Hamburg Senior Center 1008 Main St. (712) 382-1670 Mon/Wed/Fri 12 p.m.

Missouri Valley Senior Center 100 S. Fourth St. (712) 642-3215 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Villisca Senior Center 312 S. Third Ave. (712) 826-5182 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Neola Senior Center 110 Fourth St. (712) 485-2179 M-F 12 p.m.

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Heads up on rash of telemarketing calls The odds that you will receive an unwanted call about diabetes testing supplies are going up quickly. Senior Medicare Patrol has received many reports from all around the state that telemarketers are phoning – they are persistent and convincing. According to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 26.9 percent of persons age 65 and over had diabetes last year. So when a telemarketer or potential scam artist makes a call to retired persons, they have better than a one in four chance of reaching a person with diabetes. Here are the things we encourage you to remember when you get an unexpected call from someone saying you can get free diabetes testing supplies if you are on Medicare: ■ If you have not been a customer of the business, Medicare rules say they should not make cold calls to sell you medical supplies and then claim benefits from Medicare. If possible, you should get the name of the caller, the name of the business, the business address and phone number, then report this information to Senior Medicare Patrol at (800) 423-2449. And

requested these supplies for you. You or your family or personal representative should talk with your doctor first. ■ Do not give your Medicare number and or physician’s name during a call that you did not initiate. You have no way of verifying the authenticity of the call and could be giving your valuable personal information to a scam artist. ■ Don’t let the “startle” factor get the best of you! We have heard from so many seniors who were convinced to

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Change is coming for Iowa’s Aging Network As a result of legislation passed and signed by the Governor this year, the landscape of the aging network in Iowa will be changing. The 2011 Iowa Legislature passed and the Governor signed HF 45. The law requires the Department on Aging to develop a plan for reducing the number of area agencies on aging in the State to be effective beginning July 1, 2012. The Department is further required to submit the plan to the standing committees on human resources of the Senate and House of Representatives and the joint appropriations subcommittee on health and human services on or before December 15, 2011. Southwest 8 Senior Services is one of thirteen current area agencies on aging that will be part of this statewide reorganization. Currently the Department on Aging is working on developing a specific plan that would be provided to the aging

network as soon as possible in regards to the reorganization and the establishment of new planning and service areas. To form the new planning and service areas, they are looking at merging existing planning and service areas. The end result will probably be 5-7 planning and service areas. What will this mean for services? Good news! The intent is for the provision of services and the ease with which elders and their families can access services to increase across Iowa. Within the merged areas, the best practices will be identified and expanded area wide. Expertise from within the merged areas will be shared on new programs and ideas. Efficiencies in marketing, nutrition education, web page content, newsletters, healthy aging programs, are just a few of the expected results. By the end of the process, which will take

3-5 years to fully implement, older Iowans should see wonderful results. The desire will be to minimize any disruption of service and focus on expanding service availability and access to those services area wide. The Department on Aging is currently touring the State gathering input on not only the reorganization plan but also information on the aging issues most important to older Iowans and their families. On their website, www.aging.iowa.gov, you will find proposed maps, information that is being presented at “Conversations” being held across the state and an input form. If you can’t make it to a Conversation session personally, and want to provide feedback, go to the website and fill out a feedback form. Then, watch the Senior Courier/Better Living for the latest updates and how the plans are shaping up for southwest Iowa.

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22 Western Omelet Tater Rounds Orange Juice Cup Fresh Bake Biscuit w/Gravy Applesauce

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3 Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy Baked Potato, Peas & Carrots Bread, Cake Brownie or Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

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23 Cheesy Chicken & Rice with Brocolli Cowboy Caviar, Cinn.Raisin Bread/Marg Banana

30 Asian Beef & Rice Casserole Japanese Vegetables Orange Juice Cup Fortune Cookies (2x) Apricot Halves

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17 Beef Stroganoff Baby Red Potatoes California Blend Vegetables Oroweat Fiber Bread/Marg. Blueberry Muffin

24 Hot Beef Sandwich w/ Gravy over Oroweat Bread (2x) Mashed Potatoes Chuckwagon Corn Double Orange Jell-o or Sugarfree Orange Jell-o

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25 Pork Loin in Gravy Baby Red Potatoes Mixed Vegetables Bread, Mom's Peach Cobbler or White Cake Square

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