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  • [Sioux City, IA] (March 10, 2017) – Connections Area Agency on Aging announced today that it will be participating in the 15th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on its vital safety net. Connections Area Agency on Aging’s March for Meals celebration will have mayors and local dignitaries serving at senior centers and/or delivering meals in communities throughout Siouxland and the Connections Area Agency on Aging’s 20 county region during March. To read more or for a list of participating communities, click on the title.

  • Connections Area Agency on Aging will be holding a public hearing on Feb. 7, 2017, 10:00 am at our three office locations. The purpose of this hearing is to receive public input regarding the agency’s area plan for the next four fiscal years, FY’s 2018-21. Topics include adding the service of Personal Care, and the agency’s plan to address the following goals: Ensuring Prevention of Elder Abuse and Protection of Elder Rights; Ensuring Self-Determination and the Ability to Make Informed Choices; and Enable Individuals to Remain Independent in the Community of their Choice. The full agenda is now available by clicking on article title.

  • Connections Area Agency on Aging is pleased to announce the hiring of Kelly Butts-Elston as the new Chief Executive Officer for the agency. Butts-Elston’s appointment comes as the result of the retirement of longtime CEO, Barbara Morrison who has led the agency since 1991. Butts-Elston will assume her new duties on February 1, 2017.
    “It is the highest honor and privilege to be chosen to lead this incredible team as we serve senior citizens and their family members here in western, southwestern and south central Iowa. It’s a responsibility that I don’t take lightly, and I’m excited to meet the opportunities and challenges ahead,” says Butts-Elston.
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