Since 1973, Aging Resources of Central Iowa has been the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) serving Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, Story, and Warren Counties. We are a private, non-profit with a small, but mighty staff of 22 people. There are six Area Agencies on Aging in Iowa that are supported by federal and state funding that comes to us through the Iowa Department on Aging. Services are also funded by counties, local sources, and individual contributions.
We use these funds to assist persons 60 years of age and older, and their caregivers. Funding helps support local service providers of congregate and home-delivered meals, transportation, adult daycare, home care, and other services that assist older adults in remaining safely in their own homes and communities.
In 2014, Aging Resources was designated as the local coordination center for LifeLong Links, Iowa’s Aging and Disability Resource Centers. LifeLong Links’ mission is to assist older adults, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers by providing information about and assistance in obtaining the services they need.
We often receive calls from older adults who know they need some assistance to remain in their homes but don’t know what is available or calls from caregivers who have no idea where to start to help mom. We can help. We have experienced Information and Assistance specialists that work specifically with older or disabled adults. We have Family Caregiver Specialists who focus on the special needs of informal care providers. We have Elder Abuse Specialists who assist when there are concerns about abuse or financial exploitation.
The first step in obtaining our services is to call Aging Resources at 515-255-1310. A Specialist will answer questions and counsel older adults or their caregivers on the options available for their current and future needs. Additionally, information on aging issues, news and events, and resources are available on our website at www.agingresources.com.