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  • 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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  • 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.