A little help can go a long way for aging senior citizens. Learn about the different levels of help assisted living can offer at the next UnityPoint Health®– Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Senior Education Program on Monday, April 1. Assisted living offers a wide range of care options including health-related care, personal care and assistance with day-to-day activities. Assisted living offers residents the opportunity to maintain their independence and provides outlets for socialization.
Sammi Bryan, RN, manager of the Hammond Center for Assisted Living, will discuss her experience helping seniors make the transition from independent to assisted living. Bryan graduated from Marshalltown Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. From a young age, Bryan knew that she wanted to go into the medical field and help people. She currently serves of the board of directors for St. Francis and is also a certified first responder with the Lynnville Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service. Bryan and her husband, Kelly, live in Lynnville and have two grown children and one granddaughter.
The Senior Education Program is held each Monday at 10 a.m. in the Drake Community Library, with refreshments beginning at 9:30 a.m. This program is free and open to the public.
Parking is available at the Drake Community Library, along Park Street, on Fifth Avenue, and in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot. Seniors needing transportation or special accommodations may call GRMC’s development office at (641) 236-2961 by the Thursday before the program.