MUSCATINE, Iowa–Staff and clients of Senior Resources and Crossroads enjoyed a wonderful visit when Congresswomen Mariannette Miller-Meeks came through Muscatine on Tuesday morning. A walk through of the Shepley Building provided a great update on the senior services providing assistance to the Muscatine community, but it was the Adult Day Center clients that really captured Miller- Meek’s heart. Serving on the VA Committee and a military veteran herself, Miller-Meeks spent time shaking the hands of our Army and Air Force veterans in the Adult Day Program and visiting with participants, sharing stories and enjoying music exercise. The congress women’s office recently assisted Senior Resources staff to navigate some hurdles in the VA credentialing process to ensure valuable funding for Veteran’s to attend Adult Day services.
The morning included a brief visit to Hershey Manor where management shared about upcoming facility updates to the HVAC system and showed off the spacious one-bedroom apartments available. Dr. Miller- Meeks was impressed, comparing the space to the size of her current DC studio.
A tour through Collaboration 1 at Crossroads to see the integrated production floor in action finished the congress women’s morning in Muscatine. The production floor was buzzing with employees filling orders, provided an opportunity to share the highlights of business partnerships and new production equipment and projects. The visit would not be complete with the opportunity for the congress women to step aside and visit with a supported employment client, learning about her five-year tenure and dedication to working for Collaboration 1. Miller- Meeks shared how she enjoys getting out into the communities to see programs and services in action so she can better understand how to serve and support Iowans.
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