News Room

Governor Kim Reynolds signs the proclamation for Elder Abuse Awareness Week with Reps from Iowa's Area Agencies on Aging present!

Elder Abuse Awareness Week is official! Sept 1-7

Tasha, Elder Rights Specialist at Connections Area Agency on Aging, shows her excitement and amazement of the signing of the Elder Abuse Awareness Week Proclamation!

  • 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.

  • Caregivers,
    Connections really wants to give you the thanks and appreciation you deserve! Caregiving can be a tough role to juggle along with the other roles you also play...and never should be done alone. Join us for a free lunch, a great presentation, and a free gift to help you with caring for your loved one. We promise these events are truly free, sharing some great resources with you...with no sales or gimmicks!

    Caregiver Appreciation Luncheons will be held from 11:30-2:00 throughout our 20 county region. RSVPs are required to attend.
    June 18: Harlan RSVP by 6/16
    June 19: Osceola RSVP by 6/16
    June 20: Sioux City RSVP by 6/16
    June 25: LeMars RSVP by 6/23
    June 26: Onawa RSVP by 6/30
    June 27: Council Bluffs by 6/23