As evidence of our substantial commitment to the health of people supported, EPI has been awarded the Gold Award for Health Leadership Excellence by Mainstay/My25.
Reaching a new milestone - our 60th anniversary - causes us to pause and reflect on the experiences and people we've had the good fortune to meet along with way.
There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than by giving to others. The feeling you get when watching someone open the perfect gift you found or knowing you gave a gift to someone who wouldn't normally receive one is heartwarming and hard to match.
Join us in congratulating Chris Sparks, Executive Director, on celebrating 25 years with EPI!
Qualified Charitable Distributions are now a permanent part of the tax code as a result of legislation passed by Congress a year ago. We will give you a quick idea of how this charitable giving tool could benefit you.*
As a field we are in the midst of massive and continuous change, each item challenging individually but truly overwhelming when taken as a whole. It is important to note that not all of these are bad, in fact some of them are both welcome and exciting, but they still represent significant challenges that make our professional lives stressful.
Heightened levels of stress-related hormones produced during a crisis have been blamed for problems with physical and emotional health. New research has found, however that stress hormones are not always detrimental. In fact, those same hormones have been administered to help people recover from Post Traumatic Stress and resulted in better outcomes following surgery.
Barbara was born on October 19, 1921, in Marshalltown, Iowa. She later married Ralph Emerson. The two moved a couple of times until settling in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area for a number of years in part because their daughter, Barbara Diane Emerson, was placed at the Woodward community.
EPI's very own Chris Sparks has recently become the President of the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) Board of Directors.
The year 2014 was a busy one for research and developments in the understanding and treatments of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Ok, so maybe you've never used the phrase, "that's the best thing since sliced bread." But, we'd venture to guess you still appreciate a good modern day convenience - something that makes your life easier. The drive up window, pay at the pump (especially on those blustery cold days), electronic downloads, and the list goes on.
Thank you to all who fulfilled needs from the Giving Tree this year. Here is a special video created just for you. Happy New Year from all of us at EPI.
We are proud to announce EPI has earned its Blue Zones Worksite Designation!
We're all familiar with the costs of being a family caregiver - stress, hard work, long hours, depression, social isolation, and financial pressures. But that perspective overlooks the value of services provided by family members, estimated at $306-450 billion annually.
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