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Governor Kim Reynolds signs the proclamation for Elder Abuse Awareness Week with Reps from Iowa's Area Agencies on Aging present!

Elder Abuse Awareness Week is official! Sept 1-7

Tasha, Elder Rights Specialist at Connections Area Agency on Aging, shows her excitement and amazement of the signing of the Elder Abuse Awareness Week Proclamation!

  • Connections made a difficult decisions to relinquish two federally funded programs, Senior Companions and Foster Grandparents in the Council Bluffs regions. Other services and programs remain in place to serve seniors, caregivers, veterans and adults with disabilities.
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  • Our Elder Rights Specialist, Tasha, was witness to history in the making as Governor Kim Reynolds signed the Elder Abuse Awareness Week Proclamation. This makes the week of September 1-7 Iowa's Elder Abuse Awareness week. We and Tasha are excited to see the strides Iowa is making to improve awareness of elder abuse and helping to prevent exploitation of vulnerable seniors.
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  • Sept 17, 2018 (Sioux City) Connections Area Agency on Aging announces “Shred-tastic,” a shredding event for seniors ages 60 and over and their caregivers. It will take place on Friday, Sept 21, 2018, 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 for proper disposal of personal papers. During each of the recent semi-annual events, over two tons 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. Donations are appreciated and will be accepted at the event.
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  • The Iowa Department on Aging, AARP Iowa and the Older Iowans Legislature are seeking input from Iowans on the biggest challenges when it comes to aging in Iowa as they begin to prepare for the next legislative session.

    The three organizations are working together to ask residents of all ages for their thoughts on what Iowa can do to improve the quality of life for its older population through a brief online survey posted on the Department on Aging’s website. Information gathered from the eight-question survey, which focuses on issues impacting older Iowans and their caregivers, will help inform the groups and elected officials as policy is developed for the upcoming legislative session in January.

    “This is a great opportunity for Iowans to offer direct feedback to the Department on Aging on what policies and concerns are on their minds, and ways to address their individual and family needs as they get older,” said AARP Iowa State Director Brad Anderson.
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  • Applications for Transportation Providers

    Press Release
    Connections Area Agency on Aging is accepting applications for transportation providers in the Sioux City urban area and rural areas in Cherokee, Ida, Plymouth, Monona and Woodbury counties. The transportation provider will provide a curb to curb service to seniors age 60 and over. Trips will be reimbursed to the transportation provider through a voucher/ticket system and will be funded with Older American Act Title IIIB Supportive Service CFDA 93.044 funds. Provider must comply with Older American Act guidelines.

    Eligible organizations may be public, private, non-profit or for profit businesses, service organizations and/or political subdivisions of the state who offer services which meet Connections Area Agency on Aging criteria. Small and minority-owned providers are encouraged to apply.

    To obtain an application or for more information, contact Julie Utech at Connections Area Agency on Aging at 800-432-9209 x 8212 or
    Connections Area Agency on Aging, 2301 Pierce Street, Sioux City, Iowa 51104.
    The deadline for submitting completed applications is May 31, 2017.