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Volunteers needed to advocate for residents in local long-term care facilities

Volunteers needed to advocate for residents

in local long-term care facilities

The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is seeking volunteers for its new Volunteer Ombudsman Program (VOP).  The VOP wishes to place 1-2 volunteers in every nursing facility, residential care facility, and elder group home in Iowa.

Annual Meeting of the Older Iowans Legislature

Volunteers advocating for older Iowans from the Heritage Area Agency on Aging region

The Older Iowans Legislature met in legislative session in the House Chamber of the Iowa Capitol on Monday September 29 and Tuesday September 30.  The annual meeting of the Older Iowans Legislature was convened on Tuesday September 30 after the adjournment of the legislative session.

Seventeen (17) bills were debated by the Older Iowans Legislature, first in committees on Monday September 29 and then on the House floor on Tuesday September 30. Bills that were enacted on the House floor on Tuesday were prioritized by each of the Representatives.

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