News Room

Sioux City Meals on Wheels were delivered by Hummer on 1/5/2016, by members of National Guard D Company 323 BSB.

Boots to the ground...on snow packed streets and sidewalks - National Guard members issue a challenge to other businesses, organizations and groups to help fill the urgent need for Meals on Wheels drivers in Sioux City and Council Bluffs!

Members of the National Guard receive instructions about their routes and how to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors. The guard members delivered over 160 meals in Sioux City.

  • 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
    10am
    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:

    FOR PARTICIPANTS:

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

  • May 8, 2017 (Sioux City) Connections Area Agency on Aging announces “Shred-tastic”, a free shredding – prescription drug take back event. This event is for seniors ages 60 and over and their caregivers and will take place Friday, May 19th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Center for Active Generations, 313 Cook Street, Sioux City. Document Depot is providing a shredding truck and the Sioux City Police Department will be accepting unused or outdated drugs for proper disposal. Last fall, over two tons of personal papers were shredded during this two hour period. For convenience, a drive-through lane is available, where those bringing items don’t even have to leave their vehicles. The option to park and watch the shredding process occur is also available. For more details, click on the title.

  • Connections Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (CAAA) Non-Waiver program is aimed at providing an opportunity for frail adults to receive services to enable them to continue living in their home and community environment. Consumer’s needs are objectively identified through a screening and/or comprehensive assessment process and community services are authorized accordingly by Connections Non-Waiver program personnel. Services are monitored and adjusted as necessary based upon consumer choice and funding availability.

    The Non-Waiver program directly purchases needed services for consumers from a pool of competing providers who have opted into agreements with Connections Area Agency on Aging. The Non-Waiver program provider pool is established through formal agreements with existing community service providers but allows for new providers to be added.

    Please click on title for Non-Waiver program information and application.

  • Connections Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is currently soliciting proposals to provide services to the elderly and their caregivers. The Request for Proposals (RFP) being issued on April 25, 2017 is for those agencies who wish to contract with Connections AAA for any of the home and community based services listed in the proposal for the specified counties. This RFP does not apply to those agencies that wish to have a purchase of service agreement with the agency in FY 2018. The notification on those agreements will be issued separately.

    Proposals are due back into the Connections office by 5:00 pm on May 22, 2017.

    Feel free to make additional copies of the proposals if you need to. Also, if the proposal does not apply to you, feel free to pass it on to someone it may apply to.

    QUESTIONS? Call Sherrie McDonald, R.N. at 800-432-9209, extension 8128.
    Click on title to open the RFP application and related information.