Connections Area Agency on Aging supports Older Iowans and caregivers. June 15, 2023 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Join us in highlighting solutions to this social challenge. Throughout the year, Connections AAA partners with local organizations to serve Older Iowans and create safer living environments. Join us in commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2023.
Connections Area Agency on Aging is excited to share some awareness activities that are taking place. In commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we are lighting up Sioux City, and Council Bluffs/Omaha metro in Purple. With the Warrior Hotel in Sioux City, the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge linking Council Bluffs and Omaha, and the Physicians Mutual Building. Connections is also starting our “Pinwheels for Change” awareness activity to share purple pinwheels to raise awareness of Elder Abuse.
Connections Area Agency on Aging is looking for new members to join our Advisory Council. The Council meets bimonthly on the second Thursday from 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m at our regional offices in Council Bluffs, Creston, or Sioux City, or by zoom. This advisory council helps to manage and guide Connections Area Agency on Aging’s work in the twenty-county region including Adair, Adams, Cass, Clarke, Cherokee, Decatur, Fremont, Harrison, Ida, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Plymouth, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor, Union, and Woodbury counties. Currently we have vacancies in most counties. If you are interested in learning more contact Aubury Krueger-Kutchara at 800-432-9209 ext 8132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Connections Area Agency on Aging joins the network of Area Agencies on Aging throughout the nation in recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of Older Adults, and especially those of Older Iowans. Established in 1963, Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated every May. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), OAM is a time for us to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of older Americans, highlight important trends, and strengthen our commitment to honoring our older citizens. Connections Area Agency on Aging strives to educate, inform, and advocate for Older Iowans, assisting them to live as fully independent as possible within the community of their choice.
Connections Area Agency on Aging announces its Spring “Shred-tastic,” a document shredding event, will be returning to Sioux City. This event during Older Americans Month is for seniors ages 60+ and their caregivers and will take place Friday, May , 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Siouxland Center for Active Generations, 313 Cook Street, Sioux City. Document Depot is providing a shredding service for personal papers only.
Siouxland District Health will also partner with Connections to provide a Covid-19 Vaccination Drive-Thru Clinic at the Shredtastic. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available for a one-dose shot for anyone age 16 or older. An area of the parking lot will be designated for the vaccination, as patients will need to remain for at least 15 minutes following their vaccination.