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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.

Farmers Market Voucher Distribution in Adair, Adams, Taylor, Unions, Clarke, Taylor, Ringgold, and Decatur counties

Farmers Market applications and vouchers will be available at Senior Center/Meal Sites in Adair, Adams, Union, Clarke, Taylor, Ringgold, and Decatur counties, beginning in early June. Distribution in Leon will be on June 27th from 9-11:30, and in Lamoni on June 27th from 12:30-3:00.

Farmer Market Vouchers for Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby Counties

Farmer's Market voucher applications at your local senior center, beginning the week of May 28th. For Council Bluffs residents, applications are available at the YMCA Living Center, located at 714 S. Main Street. Returning a completed application guarantees you a booklet of vouchers valued at $30.

Completed Applications can be returned to the local senior center on or after June 10th. Distribution of vouchers in Council Bluffs will be on June 10th from 9:00 am-noon at the YMCA Living Center.

Program Criteria
* must be at least 60 years of age
*Annual income must be less than $23,107 (single) or $31,384 (married)
*Only one application per individual. No photocopies or duplicate applications allowed. Married couples can file jointly on one application.

  • Individuals provided with Information and Assistance FY2019

    3,172

  • Meals Served: Senior Center Congregate and Home Delivered FY2019

    182,940

  • Elder Abuse At-Risk Assessments & Consultations FY2019

    195

  • Caregivers Reached with Valuable Information FY2019

    31,988

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