Denna Kuffel

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services
Minor/option/emphasis: Gerontology
Company/Organization: Heartland Senior Services
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Destination: Ames, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer
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•Educate and actively promote older adults ages 60 and older to take advantage of community resources to help them retain their independence •Advocate for older adults in need of assistance and/or resources •Have a working knowledge of local community resources, make appropriate referrals based on participant needs •Conduct home-visits and assess the safety


I increased my independence and influenced the lives of older adults.

What advice would you give?

Don't be afraid to ask questions and voice your opinion. Secondly, be yourself and step out of your comfort zone.

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