A Quick Re-Cap of the April 7 Meeting
Cathy received the first does of her COVID-19 vaccine.
After a rough week Chris was excited to share that she will be having a long-awaited foot surgery.
Jenn gets to see her mom for the first time in 13 months, and she purchased a new car.
Rick made a trip to Manhattan, KS to watch his grandson play basketball.
Brian had his first professional hair cut since the pandemic began.
There was no report.  The Board will be meeting Tuesday, April 13th.
COVID-19 Monitoring Criteria
The club continues to monitor cases of COVID-19 in Pottawattamie County.  The county is reporting a positivity rate of 10.6% as of April 5. 
Vaccination Update
All club members on the call have been vaccinated, which means we may be able to resume in-person meetings soon. We need to check with to Hy-Vee to see if and when we can resume in-person meetings with a Zoom option.
Foundation Giving Update
Rick shared the Foundation Giving Update.  Our club participation rate is at 75% (15/20) with a $230 per capita giving for a total of $5,040 contributed.  Rick also shared that we have collected $173.26 for the Polio Plus Challenge.  This will run through April and all members are encouraged to participate.
Quarterly Giving Update
Craig was not in attendance to provide an update.  April was the start of Quarter 4.These funds will go toward the District Grant Project as well.
District Grant Update
Jenn and Nancy will be participating in the grant seminar.
Career Fair Update
Erin shared that planning for the 5th and 6th Grade Virtual Career Fair continues to move forward.  The deadline for video submissions is April 16th.
Social Media/Website/Newsletter Update
Erin continues to work on updating the club webpage and newsletter.  A template of the newsletter will be shared this week.
Our district has proposed a digital marketing campaign focused on recruitment.  We hope to piggyback off of this campaign by utilizing their pieces on our social media sites and even creating our own.
April 19-24 is Share Omaha’s Do-Good Week.  Erin plans to share the details of this event on social media and hopefully focus on some organizations our club has worked with in the past.  April 22nd will be Volun-Thursday.  Erin asked that if any members are out volunteering that day to take a photo/selfie that we can share on social media.
Polio Plus Change Collection – April 2021
Virtual Career Fair – April 2021
Valley View Park Clean-up – May 15, 2021 @ 9:00am
Next Meeting – April 21, 2021 @ 7:00 via Zoom, Scholarship Recipient Recognition
Jessica Duncan with Angels Care Home Health and the Alzheimer’s Association joined to meeting to share the 10 signs of dementia.
Jessica has been an Account Executive at Angels Care Home Health in Council Bluffs since May 2019 (with previous experience in memory care, hospital environment and senior living). She travels around Cass, Harrison, Mills and Pottawattamie counties talking and educating others about resources in their area.  In her position, she has the opportunity to be a community educator on preventive health, the social butterfly in the community to tell people about their homebound home health options, and also to be a resource in the community on Angels services.
Angels Care Home Health services include many skilled nursing cares as well as education on many physical and mental disease processes like their Behavioral Health program, Anxiety/Depression program and Alzheimer's/Dementia program.
Jessica is a Council Bluffs native and graduate of Lewis Central High School. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration and Policy with a minor in Sociology from Creighton University.
Jessica is an active volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association at the local level as a certified Community Educator, Current 2021 Council Bluffs Walk to End Alzheimer's Chair and Advisory Council Member. Her personal and professional dementia connection fuels her passion to educate our local area about dementia resources and take action herself as an educator on this important topic.
Highlights from the presentation:
The 10 Signs of Dementia
  1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
  3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks
  4. Confusion with time or place
  5. Trouble understanding visual images or spatial relationships
  6. New problems with words or speaking or writing
  7. Misplacing things and losing he ability to retrace steps
  8. Decreased or poor judgement
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
  10. Changes in mood and personality
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s.  The number six leading cause of death in the state of Iowa is dementia.  The cost of caring for those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia is estimated to be $355 billion in 2021.
Jessica talked about the importance of early detection and what resources are available.  She encouraged members to reach out if they have any questions or need help identifying the appropriate resources in our community.