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Iowa Dept on Aging on 01/11/2017
Join the Iowa Department on Aging on March 3 for the first session in its 2017 Dialogue on Aging Series. The topic for this event is "Leadership in Aging: Inspiring Tomorrow's Leaders Today" and will begin with a public meeting of the Iowa Commission on Aging, followed by thought-provoking presentations by three of Iowa’s most prominent speakers in the field of aging.
Lunch is included and will feature the presentation of the 2016 Betty Grandquist Lifetime Achievement Award to two Iowans who have dedicated their personal and professional lives to improving the quality of life and care for older Iowans and persons with disabilities.
Aubury Krueger on 09/16/2016
Connections Area Agency on Aging is pleased to announce our grant partnership with Southern Iowa COG Housing Trust Fund, allowing the launch of our Solution Options for Seniors Program (SOS) in the following 7 counties: Adair, Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Ringgold, Taylor and Union.
Iowans are living longer than ever before, with one out of every five residents now aged 60 or older. That number is expected to grow over the next few decades, with the vast majority of individuals stating they would prefer to age in place, in their homes and their community.
The SOS program provides financial assistance for home owners age 60+ experiencing unplanned and unexpected expenses that come with aging in place. The program is designed to provide financial assistance with needed home repairs or modifications, not based on income but on financial need. For more information about Connections Area Agency on Aging or our SOS program please call us at 1-800-432-9209.
Chris Kuchta on 09/06/2016
Start gathering those documents and personal papers with sensitive information. Connections Area Agency on Aging will be hosting another Shredtastic and Drug Take Back Event on Sept 23, from 11-1, at the Siouxland Center for Active Generations. Document Depot will be donating the shredding services and the Sioux City Police will be collecting medications for proper disposal. This is part of our Elder Rights program, protecting our seniors from potential fraud and identity theft. It has been an on-going event, held twice per year for a number of years. Last May, over 2.25 tons of paper was shredded during the two hour period. This service is free for seniors ages 60+. A "drive-through" lane will be available for convenience.