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  • Connections Area Agency on Aging has been designated by the Iowa Department on Aging as the Area Agency on Aging for Adair, Adams, Cass, Cherokee, Clarke, Decatur, Fremont, Harrison, Ida, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Plymouth, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor, Union, and Woodbury Counties in Iowa. The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals to provide legal assistance to individuals age 60 and older in the 20 county area. Administration on Community Living (ACL) programs and services funded under the Older Americans Act (OAA) are designed to empower older persons to remain independent, healthy, and safe within their homes and communities, for as long as possible. Legal assistance and elder rights programs work in conjunction with other ACL programs and services to maximize the independence, autonomy and well-being of older persons.

    The overall mission of the Title III-B legal assistance program is to provide quality advice, representation, and referral to those Iowans, age 60 and over, with the greatest social and economic need. At a minimum Connections Area Agency on Aging will fund legal assistance at the required amount of 3% of IIIB less administration per year through June 30, 2018 . RFPs are due by June 26 at 4:00 pm. For more info and the application, please click on the title.

  • Farmers Market vouchers will again be available for seniors beginning in June. Each senior meeting eligibility guidelines will receive 10 vouchers for a total value of $30 to be used to purchase fresh, Iowa-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey. There is a limited supply of vouchers, available on a first come-first serve basis. Connections Area Agency on Aging will distribute the Farmer’s Market vouchers, which is a program of the United States Department of Agriculture that sets the guidelines. For more information, please click on title.
    A listing of senior centers/meal sites/distribution sites can be found under the healthy living tab.

  • Public Hearing Scheduled for FY 2018-2021 Area Plan

    Public Hearing Scheduled
    Connections Area Agency on Aging
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    Via Conference Call

    Connections Area Agency on Aging is finalizing our Area Plan for FY’2018-FY’2021 and is offering the public, providers, and other stakeholders a final opportunity to offer comments regarding our strategic planning for the next four years.

    No presentation will be made. However, public comments will be accepted on the plan, the addition of Personal Care as a new service, the agency’s request to provide the services of Evidence-Based Programs, Nutrition Education, and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention directly, and the agency’s compliance with Priority Service requirements by ensuring the following expenditure levels are met: Access Services (includes Information and Assistance, Assisted Transportation, Transportation, Case Management, and Outreach), 10%, In-home services (includes Chore, Personal Care, and Homemaker) 5%, and Legal Services 3%."

    Interested individuals should plan to participate in this conference call by dialing in with their input to:


    • Dial 1-888-904-9570
    • Enter the following access number: 8363043#