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Shred-tastic Scheduled for Sioux City

May 1, 2023 (Sioux City) Connections Area Agency on Aging announces its Spring “Shred-tastic,” a document shredding event, will return to Sioux City.  This event during Older Americans Month is for seniors ages 60+ and their caregivers and will take place Friday, May 19, 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.

This will be a drive-through event. Drivers should remain in their vehicles. Parking will be available after unloading in the drive-through lane if a person prefers to stay to observe their materials being shredded. 

Papers to be shredded should be in non-returnable containers (boxes or garbage bags.)

Over the last several years, an average of two+ tons of personal papers were shredded during this two-hour period.  This service is available on a donation basis with the donations benefitting senior services provided by Connections Area Agency on Aging and the Siouxland Center for Active Generations.

With a focus on preventing seniors from becoming victims of identity theft, Shred-tastic offers seniors or their caregivers the opportunity to shred personal materials. Connections Area Agency on Aging, and SHIIP/SMP(Senior Health Insurance Information Program/Senior Medicare Program) advises Medicare beneficiaries to carefully dispose of paperwork such as Medicare Summary Notices, explanation of benefits notices from insurance companies, bank statements, credit card billings and applications and other documents that contain personal information. “We all need to be aware that numbers assigned to us from Medicare and Social Security, as well as bank account and credit card information are valuable and sell-able commodities to many scammers,” stated Chris Kuchta, event organizer at Connections Area Agency on Aging. She continued, “We are excited to be able to offer this service to seniors living in the Siouxland area, as we have been for over 10 years.

This event is for personal papers only. Papers from businesses, including in-home businesses, will not be accepted. Other items not accepted include magazines, phone books, plastic folders, corrugated cardboard, binders with metal clips, etc. Staples, paperclips and spiral bound items can be shredded and do not need to be removed.

This event occurs each spring and fall in Sioux City. The next Shredtastic will be on September 15th. For additional information, contact Connections Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-432-9209 or visit

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