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  • Our Fall Shredtastic is scheduled to be held on Friday, Sept 22. It will be from 11-1:00 at the Siouxland Center for Active Generations, 313 Cook Street. Thank you to our partners, Document Depot, Sioux City Police, and Siouxland Center for Active Generations.

    This event is open and free for seniors and caregivers to dispose of personal papers and prescription medications. Donations are encouraged and welcome.

    Paperclips and staples do not need to be removed. Not accepted are: Papers from a business (no matter if office or home based), metal binder clips, spirals, plastic, heavy cardboard including covers and corrugated cardboard, over the counter medications or sharps (needles and needle points).

    The Shredtastic in May disposed of over 2.25 tons of paper, and a large amount of medications.

  • Advisory Council Members Sought

    Connections Area Agency on Aging is seeking interested individuals to serve as members of their Advisory Council. Regional Advisory Councils meet every other month with meetings in Creston on 2nd Tuesday at 1:00, Council Bluffs and Sioux City on 2nd Thursday at 10:00. Members are asked to input into the agencies plans, programs, and activities to better meet the needs of seniors, persons with disabilities, and caregivers to live safely and independently in their own communities and homes. Connections seeks representatives from a wide variety of backgrounds including those using services through Connections, seniors, caregivers, persons with disabilities, elected officers, service providers, and general public. There is an option for members to attend the meetings by teleconference if unable to travel. For more information, contact Connections at 800.432.9209 or on our website at www.connectionsaaa.org.

  • 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.