Welcome to Aging Resources of Central Iowa

Since 1973, Aging Resources has been the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) that has served Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, Story and Warren Counties.  Nationally, AAAs were established by the Older Americans Act (OAA) which provided funding to support home-based services for people 60 years of age or older. Initially, core programs were developed to help vulnerable older adults live with independence and dignity in their homes and communities. In the last 45+ years, family caregivers and adults with a disabilities have been added to the people we serve.

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What We Do

  • Answer questions
  • Provide Information
  • Listen to Concerns
  • Connect To Services
  • Fund Home Based Service Providers

Who We Serve

  • Adults 60 years old and older
  • Adults – 18+ years of age and older with a disability
  • Family Caregivers
  • Grandparents Caring For Grandchildren

More About Us

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