Brenda Schmitt

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Many Iowans eventually will be providing some level of care for an elderly parent or relative. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is piloting “Finances of Caregiving,” a program to help Iowans protect their own long-term financial security as they plan for taking on a caregiving role.

By: Brenda Schmitt and Suzanne Bartholomae and Laura Sternweis

What happens when a loved one is unable to make his or her own medical decisions, but has not designated power of attorney for health care? Without power of attorney, no one can legally speak for that person and carry out his or her wishes. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers “The Finances of Caregiving” to help families with power of attorney and other issues related to providing care for a loved one.

By: Brenda Schmitt and Laura Sternweis

Remote work is likely here to stay, with or without a pandemic. Through the Remote Work Certificate virtual course, Iowans can gain skills to be successful in remote work and increase their employment possibilities no matter where they live.

By: Brenda Schmitt

The FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit program will help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is good news for those depending on the internet for their jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms and so much more, says Brenda Schmitt, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

By: Brenda Schmitt

Having the skills to be successful in remote work can open employment possibilities for Iowans no matter where they live. Iowans can gain these skills through the Remote Work Certificate. Register before July 28 to participate in the next session of the Remote Work Certificate course.

By: Brenda Schmitt

There’s more to working remotely than simply taking your computer home. That’s why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering “Remote Work: How to Get Started.” Beginning in August, Iowans can attend a free virtual meeting to learn about education, training and support opportunities for remote employment.

By: Brenda Schmitt