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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In an effort to recognize Iowans who are celebrating 100 years or more of life, Governor Terry Branstad and the Iowa Department on Aging are launching a call for centenarians and are planning a number of regional Centenarian Recognition events throughout the state.
    For the purposes of this program, a centenarian is any older adult who will be 100 or older by Dec. 31, 2016, and whose primary residence is Iowa.

    To assist the State of Iowa in recognizing centenarians, the public is encouraged to inform a centenarian, or the person’s family or caregiver, about this call for centenarians and where to access and submit an application. The application is posted on the Iowa Department on Aging’s website at www.iowaaging.gov or may be requested by calling 800.532.3213 or emailing Danika.Welsch@iowa.gov.
    Each centenarian will receive a signed certificate from Governor Branstad that is suitable for framing and will be invited to attend a Centenarian Recognition event sponsored by the Iowa Department on Aging and Iowa’s Area Agencies on Aging later this fall.