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About Us

Who We Are
Aging Resources of Central Iowa is the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) serving Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, Story, and Warren counties in central Iowa. Area Agencies on Aging were formally established in the 1973 Older Americans Act (OAA) as the “on-the-ground” organizations charged with helping vulnerable older adults live with independence and dignity in their homes and communities.

What We Do
Aging Resources staff advocate, coordinate and provide services through federal, state and private funding to persons 60 years of age and older and their families. Aging Resources is a LifeLong Links (Iowa’s Aging and Disability Resource Center) local coordination center providing information referral and assistance to adults with disabilities.

Our Mission
The mission of Aging Resources of Central Iowa is to lead, advocate and serve as well as plan and coordinate resources in the provision of services to persons in central Iowa, their families, caregivers or representatives enabling elders to lead independent, meaningful and dignified lives in the least restrictive environment.

Our History
In 1973 the Central Iowa Regional Association of Local Governments (CIRALG), applied for designation as an Area Agency on Aging (AAA). In 1981 a special sub-committee of CIRALG recommended that the AAA become a free-standing, private, non-profit agency. The Iowa Commission on Aging (now Iowa Department on Aging) granted AAA status to Crossroads of Iowa Area Agency on Aging, Inc. with the same eight county service area (Area XI) in 1982. The Strickler Emergency Assistance Program was created in 1994.

The agency’s name changed from Crossroads of Iowa Area Agency on Aging, Inc. to Aging Resources of Central Iowa to help identify the purpose and mission of the agency in 1996. Finally, in 2002, Aging Resources Board of Directors established Aging Resources Foundation as a separate 501(c)(3).

Additional Resources:
Aging Resources Foundation
Board of Directors Meeting Dates, Agenda, Minutes and Members
Advisory Council Meeting Dates, Agenda, Minutes and Members
Agency Policies
Reports, Plans and Tax Exempt Documents
Advocacy & Legislation