CONNECTIONS AREA AGENCY ON AGENCY JOINS MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAMS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN 15TH ANNUAL MARCH FOR MEALS CELEBRATIONChris Kuchta on 03/16/2017
[Sioux City, IA] (March 10, 2017) – Connections Area Agency on Aging announced today that it will be participating in the 15th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on its vital safety net. Connections Area Agency on Aging’s March for Meals celebration will have mayors and local dignitaries serving at senior centers and/or delivering meals in communities throughout Siouxland and the Connections Area Agency on Aging’s 20 county region during March. To read more or for a list of participating communities, click on the title.
Chris Kuchta on 01/24/2017
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.
Barb Morrison on 01/23/2017
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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Iowa Dept on Aging on 01/11/2017
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.
Aubury Krueger on 09/16/2016
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.