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5 Points of Progress

Senior Services News
The Senior Bulletin

July 2022

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6/30/2022

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
@polkcohealth
Polk County Health

Hump Day is a great reminder to get yourself tested! Don't forget we also have condoms, internal condoms, dental dams and lubricant. Call today and set up your appointment (515) 286-3798.

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7/6/2022

Toddler Tales
Conservation Events
Toddler Tales

Let your imagination run wild with this nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.

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7/7/2022

Senior Services News
News You Can Use

Nutrition Education with Seniors

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6/30/2022

AJ Mumm
@PCEmrgManAgency
AJ Mumm

We are expecting extreme heat over the next few days in Polk County. Our partners at Des Moines Area Regional Transit DART can provide transportation to those who need a ride.

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7/5/2022

Horses Helping Heroes
Conservation Events
Horses Helping Heroes

Horses Helping Heroes is a free equine assisted therapy program for military Veterans.

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7/7/2022

New Operating Hours for Polk County Senior Centers
Senior Services News
New Operating Hours for Polk County Senior Centers

Full-Time Senior Centers open by reservation only.

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6/30/2022

AJ Mumm
@PCEmrgManAgency
AJ Mumm

We are expecting extreme heat over the next few days in Polk County. To cool off during the day, a list of extreme temperature centers can be located at: https://t.co/yMpSryeS4r .

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7/5/2022

Fireflies by Firelight
Conservation Events
Fireflies by Firelight

Bring the kids out for a night of catching (and releasing) fireflies. Learn more about the life of a firefly and why they flash.

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7/8/2022

Holiday Hours
County Recorder News
Holiday Hours

The Office will be closed on the following days: Independence Day - Monday, July 4th, Labor Day - Monday, September 5th, Veteran's Day - Friday, November 11th, Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24th

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6/29/2022

Polk County Health
@polkcohealth
Polk County Health

Our friends @DMARCunited are closing their mobile pantry this afternoon due to extreme heat. Please stay safe!

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7/5/2022

Kayak Trip
Conservation Events
Kayak Trip

Join naturalists as they lead you down the Des Moines River on a relaxing kayak trip. We will stop along on of the many rock/sand bars to eat lunch, explore and learn more about the geology of Iowa and the history of the river.

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7/9/2022

Office Hours for the County Recorder
County Recorder News
Office Hours for the County Recorder

The Recorder's Office is open to the public from 8:00am - 4:30pm. Passports are by appointment only. Please call 515-286-3160 with any questions or to set up an appointment.

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6/29/2022

Polk County Health
Polk County Health
@polkcohealth
Polk County Health

There has been an alarming number of children dying in hot cars this summer. If anyone including children and pets are left alone in a car in hot weather like today, they will die in minutes. Please keep your loved ones safe!

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7/5/2022

Discovery Hike
Conservation Events
Discovery Hike

Explore an Iowa woodland with a naturalist and learn what makes this woodland unique.

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7/9/2022

Veteran Affairs News
Senior Companion

Every Step Care and Support Services

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6/28/2022

Polk County Iowa
@PolkCounty_Iowa
Polk County Iowa

While we celebrate July 4th, we look forward to honoring all who served on Veterans Day. Join Polk County and @Prairie_Meadows on November 11th for the annual Saluting Our Veterans lunch and honor ceremony. https://t.co/8av0qEXTKC

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7/1/2022

Hike for Health
Conservation Events
Hike for Health

Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun.

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7/11/2022