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3/18/20 (Sioux City) In response to the vulnerability of the senior population to Covid-19, Connections Area Agency on Aging is partnering with Pickerman’s Sandwich Shop. Pickerman’s will be donating sack lunches for residents of three senior apartment complexes in Sioux City. Sack lunches, which include a cold meat sandwich, chips, and a cookie, are being distributed on a rotating schedule to Fairmount Park, Riverside Gardens and Evergreen Terrace.

Connections Area Agency on Aging will be hosting its second annual Night at Cone Park on February 20, 2020 from 6-9 pm. The evening will be filled with family fun, with tubing and ice skating for a good cause. Cosmic lights will illuminate the slope in the later evening and the outside firepits will be available for warming up or toasting treats. Admission is $7 per person, with a portion benefitting programs that help increase the independence of older community members and support their caregivers.

Connections Expands Senior Nutrition Programs in Siouxland

Oct 13, 2019 (Sioux City) Connections Area Agency on Aging is pleased to announce some new additions to our Senior Nutrition Program.
For the first time, Connections will serve evening meals in Sioux City. The meals will be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Siouxland Center for Active Generations, 313 Cook St. Meals will be served from 4-5 p.m. The menu will be the same as noon meals at other senior center/congregate meal sites.
Noon meals have expanded from three days/week to five days/week, Monday-Friday at the Sergeant Bluff Senior Center. Lunch is served at 11:30. Reservations can be made at the Senior Center, or by calling Connections Area Agency on Aging by 11 am on the business day prior.
Senior congregate meals are open to any senior age 60 or older on a donation basis. The suggested donation for a meal is $3.50-6.50. Those under age 60 can also be served but must pay the full price of $6.50. Menus are available at each site or at www.connectionsaaa.org/healthyliving. Meals are well-balanced, nutritious, and delicious. Reservations are required and can be made by 11 am on the business day prior. For more information or reservations, please call Connections Area Agency on Aging at 800.432.9209.

Connections is excited to partner with Jumpy Monkey Coffee to sell several varieties of coffee during the month of November. Coffee sales through Connections will benefit senior programs. Coffee can be purchased on-line at our website (click on title to link to the e-commerce page) or at our Council Bluffs and Sioux City offices.

Jumpy Monkey Coffee is blended and packaged by persons with varying abilities, so your purchase brings a great cup of coffee to you, supports our programs and brings employment to persons with disabilities - a "Win-Win-Win!"

Varieties include: Celebrate Connections (a unique blend only available though this fundraiser), Cinnamon Sticky Bun, Highlander Grog, Pumpkin Harvest, Jingle Joe, and Good Morning Blend. For the non-coffee drinker, a Omanhene Hot Cocoa option is also available.

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