Becoming a Member
Becoming a Member:
If you are interested in becoming a member of our group, please contact us. We are also looking to grow our membership. With increased membership our versatility increases. We are better able to serve the community. Each area of expertise is limited to one professional. Our group meets the third Thursday of every month at 8:30 a.m. Location varies. We ask each member to make a commitment to the network. Your commitment ensures the success of our network. We are dedicated to Seniors.
President – Vicki Monaco
Treasurer – Heather Weber
Secretary – Mary Eikenberry
Central Iowa Senior Educational Network is a networking group of central Iowa professionals who work with seniors, their families, and providers. The purpose of the group is to share information between the members and with the community about the resources that are available for the elderly or for those caring for aging loved ones.
The members of Central Iowa Senior Educational Network are frequent speakers on their topics of expertise. We will work with your group to develop a focused presentation that addresses your needs. Typical presentations include three to four topics combined to create a theme.
Informative, no-obligation presentations. There is no charge for speaking engagements. Topics include the following:
Protect yourself against financial abuse. Tips and tools to help recognize fraudulent practices and prevent being a victim.
Benefits of Medical Home Health Care
Learn what types of services are available and what is required to receive Medical Home Health Care. Learn what Medical Home Health Care services are covered by Medicare or Private insurance and what you might expect for out of pocket costs.
Learn what the Elderly Waiver is, how it can help those 65 and older stay in their homes, and what the qualifications are.
What If You Don’t Qualify for the Elderly Waiver?
Learn what other community services are available for those who don’t qualify for the Elderly Waiver.
Learn about non-medical in-home care that can allow a senior to age in place.
Surviving Spouse Financial Topics
Planning for the inevitable. Statistically, the wife will be the surviving spouse. Income and financial planning, as well as discussion of naming beneficiaries.
Life & Legacy Advisors
(515) 309-2985 – Office
(515) 494-3261 – Cell
Senior Living Options
Learn about the various living options available for seniors, from independent living to nursing care.
Senior Suites of Urbandale
Central Iowa Care Liaison
The ABCs of Assisted Living
Find out about all the options that assisted living has to offer.
Senior Suites of Urbandale
How to Communicate with Healthcare Professionals
How to make the most of visits to the physician, post care, and planning for future needs.
Talking About Aging: The 40/70 Rule
Most people plan before they take a trip- make reservations, know the route, pinpoint their stops along the way. Yet when it comes to one of the most important journeys of a lifetime we tend to leave a lot up to chance. Learn about a tool and process that can take the last minute stress out of decisions that need to be made as someone is aging. Engage in a proactive approach to the aging process and minimize the stress on your family and yourself!
Talking About Aging: The 50/50 Rule
Strategies and information for siblings to help overcome or avoid conflict while caring for their aging parents.
How does Level of Care affect me?
Description of what Level of Care is, and how it effects care options for seniors.