Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging's Conference


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Press release submitted by Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging



Rock Island ~ Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging would like to announce our 2013 Annual Conference on September 12, 2013 being held at the i-wireless Center. Detail are listed below:

Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging's 2013 Annual Conference
September 12, 2013
8:00 am to 4:00 pm • i-wireless Center Moline, Illinois
Cost: $50.00 includes continental breakfast & lunch


A conference for professionals in the aging network and others who want to increase their knowledge of senior programs and aging issues. CEUs/CEHs are available for senior service providers, nurses, social workers, nursing home administrators, and other professionals in Iowa and Illinois. Vendor booths will be providing local information. Please call Eastern Iowa Community College at 563-288-6100 or 888-336-3907 to register.

Contributor Sponsors: Addus Healthcare, Friendship Manor, Help At Home, Guardian Family Care, Senior Star at Elmore Place

Patron Sponsors: GolderCare Solutions Unlimited, IlliniCare Health Plan, Illinois Iowa Center for Independent Living, Veterans Funeral Care, Lundgren Family Chiropractic, Radish Magazine

The Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging is a non-profit corporation created for the purpose of improving the quality of life for older Americans. The specific objectives of the agency are threefold: to enable older adults to live in their own homes as long as possible with appropriate supportive services; to remove individual and social barriers to economic and personal independence for older persons including the provision of opportunities for employment and volunteer activities; and to act as an advocate to older persons in developing community resources for the aging throughout the ten county area while providing a comprehensive service network. Counties included in the agency's service delivery area are Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island and Warren. E.O.E.

















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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