Connections Area Agency on Aging is celebrating Older Americans Month and honoring “Communities of Strength” by donating Beyond Driving with Dignity workbooks for older drivers and their families. These workbooks will be distributed as gifts to all of the public libraries in the twenty-county service area which Connections Area Agency on Aging serves.
Connections Area Agency on Aging works every day to Build Strong Support for Elders Older Iowans we serve. June 15, 2021, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On that day and throughout the week, communities in the United States and all over the world will sponsor events to highlight solutions to this systemic social challenge. Connections Area Agency on Aging is proud to participate in this international conversation. Throughout the year we partner with local organizations and agencies to better serve Older Iowans, their caregivers, and our communities. We can and must create healthier and safer living environments for older adults, including their homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. Connections Area Agency on Aging invites you to join us in Building Strong Support for Elders for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2021.
Connections Area Agency on Aging is pleased to offer Powerful Tools for Family Caregivers, which is an evidence-based class starting on July 13, 2021 to benefit Family Caregivers:
Powerful Tools for Family Caregivers provide caregivers with tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiver challenges you face.
Connections Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is currently accepting applications for our FY 2022 Purchase of Service Program. Connections’ Purchase of Service Program is aimed at providing a choice for frail adults to receive needed services in the community. The Purchase of Service Program, as a funder of last resort, will directly purchase needed services for consumers from a pool of competing providers with the choice of provider made by consumers.
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 21, 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.