Milestones Area Agency on Aging

Milestones Area Agency on Aging Milestones Area Agency on Aging connects older Iowans, caregivers, family and community members with aging and disability information and resources.
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Aging and Disability Resource Center in addition to delivering several aging programs such as meals, outreach, health workshops. elder rights initiative and family caregiver support.

Aging and Disability Resource Center in addition to delivering several aging programs such as meals, outreach, health workshops. elder rights initiative and family caregiver support.

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May is Older Americans Month.  When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had ...
05/01/2021

May is Older Americans Month. When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs.

Through the Older Americans Act, tremendous progress has been made in improving the lives of older Americans. Thanks to all of you who have supported Milestones and Area Agencies on Aging throughout the country.

May is Older Americans Month. When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs.

Through the Older Americans Act, tremendous progress has been made in improving the lives of older Americans. Thanks to all of you who have supported Milestones and Area Agencies on Aging throughout the country.

04/30/2021

Meet Milestones Caregiver Specialist Karen Coats as she speaks of the tremendous value support groups and respite care can have to the life of a family caregiver.

If you are a caregiver in need of support, please call (855) 410-6222 to speak to a Caregiver Specialist.

04/28/2021

📨Register to learn about signing up for Medicare! This national fair is for people turning 65, retiring, or joining Medicare because of a disability. Learn about Medicare – and all its parts - to assist you in your initial enrollment decisions. There is no cost to attend. Join us online for any length of time! Visit www.shiphelp.org

04/26/2021

PART-TIME MEAL DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED

- One year of driving experience required
- Must have valid driver’s license and auto insurance along with access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel as needed
-Must be able to lift 50 lbs
-M, T, Th – 9:00 – 12:30

Please send resume to [Email hidden] or call 641-208-5180 for application

Did you know that you know that you can learn Tai Chi from the comfort of your own home using  your computer, tablet or ...
04/23/2021

Did you know that you know that you can learn Tai Chi from the comfort of your own home using your computer, tablet or smart phone? Milestones offers virtual Tai Chi among other wellness programs. Visit https://www.milestonesaaa.org/virtual .

Did you know that you know that you can learn Tai Chi from the comfort of your own home using your computer, tablet or smart phone? Milestones offers virtual Tai Chi among other wellness programs. Visit https://www.milestonesaaa.org/virtual .

r. Volunteer Recognition Day is celebrated to honor and respect all volunteers around the world who are helping others w...
04/20/2021

r. Volunteer Recognition Day is celebrated to honor and respect all volunteers around the world who are helping others without expecting anything in return. THANK YOU to all who have helped in our mission throughout the years.

r. Volunteer Recognition Day is celebrated to honor and respect all volunteers around the world who are helping others without expecting anything in return. THANK YOU to all who have helped in our mission throughout the years.

If you see fake vaccination cards for sale online, report the website and seller to the Iowa Attorney General’s Consumer...
04/20/2021
Scammers Work To Sell Fake Covid Vaccination Cards Online | NBC News NOW

If you see fake vaccination cards for sale online, report the website and seller to the Iowa Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at [email protected] at 888-777-4590. You can also report the fraudulent cards to the Federal Trade Commission at https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/.

Scammers are looking to cash in on fake vaccine cards as some companies mandate employees receive the shot. NBC News’ Isa Gutiérrez reports on the new online...

"During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the millions of Americans who volunteer and encourage more to follow their...
04/19/2021

"During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the millions of Americans who volunteer and encourage more to follow their path. Every American has something to give. No matter your age, background, or where you come from, you can have an impact through service."

Milestones would like to thank our hundreds of volunteers who selflessly offered their time to improve the lives of others.

We would also like to encourage anyone interesting in volunteering to reach out, as your generosity is always welcome and appreciated.

"During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the millions of Americans who volunteer and encourage more to follow their path. Every American has something to give. No matter your age, background, or where you come from, you can have an impact through service."

Milestones would like to thank our hundreds of volunteers who selflessly offered their time to improve the lives of others.

We would also like to encourage anyone interesting in volunteering to reach out, as your generosity is always welcome and appreciated.

Milestones Meal sites throughout the region have an urgent need for part time meal delivery volunteers--particularly iBu...
04/16/2021

Milestones Meal sites throughout the region have an urgent need for part time meal delivery volunteers--particularly iBurlington, Mt Pleasant, Ft Madison, Keokuk Wapello, Mediapolis and Keosauqua. Volunteers shifts are just a couple hours per day and as little as one day each week can be a tremendous help!

If you are interested in volunteering, please email [email protected]. Thanks so much for your support!

Milestones Meal sites throughout the region have an urgent need for part time meal delivery volunteers--particularly iBurlington, Mt Pleasant, Ft Madison, Keokuk Wapello, Mediapolis and Keosauqua. Volunteers shifts are just a couple hours per day and as little as one day each week can be a tremendous help!

If you are interested in volunteering, please email [email protected]. Thanks so much for your support!

Our April E-Newsletter is now available at the link below. Hope you enjoy.
04/15/2021
The Milestones E-Minute, April 2021

Our April E-Newsletter is now available at the link below. Hope you enjoy.

We're open to any ideas you have to improve this newsletter moving forward.  If you have any ideas or suggestions, feel free to email [email protected].   

Milestones would like to extend a huge "Congratulations" and "Thank You" to our longtime HR Director Jeri Swisher as she...
04/09/2021

Milestones would like to extend a huge "Congratulations" and "Thank You" to our longtime HR Director Jeri Swisher as she retires today. Enjoy your time with your beautiful family and thank you for all you have done for our agency.

Milestones would like to extend a huge "Congratulations" and "Thank You" to our longtime HR Director Jeri Swisher as she retires today. Enjoy your time with your beautiful family and thank you for all you have done for our agency.

Milestones is deeply grateful to the East Tennessee Foundation and the Treasure Family Fund for their generous gift in m...
04/08/2021

Milestones is deeply grateful to the East Tennessee Foundation and the Treasure Family Fund for their generous gift in memory of Margaret “Peg” Treasure who passed away recently. Milestones received several additional gifts in her honor, as well, from those whose lives she touched – thank you. Your gifts will be used to serve others and help them remain safe, healthy, and independent.

Milestones is deeply grateful to the East Tennessee Foundation and the Treasure Family Fund for their generous gift in memory of Margaret “Peg” Treasure who passed away recently. Milestones received several additional gifts in her honor, as well, from those whose lives she touched – thank you. Your gifts will be used to serve others and help them remain safe, healthy, and independent.

Milestones offices will be closed on Friday, April 2 in observance of Good Friday.  We hope everyone has a wonder Easter...
04/01/2021

Milestones offices will be closed on Friday, April 2 in observance of Good Friday. We hope everyone has a wonder Easter weekend.

Milestones offices will be closed on Friday, April 2 in observance of Good Friday. We hope everyone has a wonder Easter weekend.

03/31/2021

Nearly one in five Americans are providing unpaid care to an adult with health and functional needs.

Meet Milestones Family Caregiver Specialist Chad Carr as he speaks of the challenges facing family caregivers and the support that can be provided by Milestones area agency on aging.

If you are a family caregiver in need of support, please call (855) 410-6222 to speak to a Caregiver Specialist.

03/25/2021
"Milestones" presented by Milestones Area Agency on Aging

Life takes us from one milestone to the next. Milestones Area Agency on Aging is here to help you meet the challenges that come with growing older. We provide support to older adults and caregivers throughout Southeast Iowa. You've always been there with a helping hand for others. Now it's your turn!

Please be aware of Iowa's statewide tornado drill tomorrow at 11AM.The statewide  drill is part of Iowa's Severe Weather...
03/23/2021
Statewide tornado drill in Iowa set for Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Please be aware of Iowa's statewide tornado drill tomorrow at 11AM.The statewide drill is part of Iowa's Severe Weather Awareness Week, recognized from March 22-26.

See the article below for an expanded explanation of severe weather outlooks. It is very valuable information as we approach "storm season."

The statewide tornado drill is part of Iowa's Severe Weather Awareness Week, recognized from March 22-26.

03/22/2021

PART-TIME MEAL DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED

- One year of driving experience required
- Must have valid driver’s license and auto insurance along with access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel as needed
-Must be able to lift 50 lbs

Please send resume to [email protected] or call 641-208-5180 for application

Stop by 820 E. Pennsylvania Ave Ottumwa IA to pick up an application

03/22/2021

PART-TIME MEAL DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED

- One year of driving experience required
- Must have valid driver’s license and auto insurance along with access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel as needed
-Must be able to lift 50 lbs

Please send resume to [Email hidden] or call 641-208-5180 for application

Milestones would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank You" to DeWitt Churches United in connection with the United Manor Bo...
03/17/2021

Milestones would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank You" to DeWitt Churches United in connection with the United Manor Board for the generous donation to our Home Delivered Meals program. Your generosity is most appreciated!

Photo Credit: Kate Howes, The Dewitt Observer

Milestones would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank You" to DeWitt Churches United in connection with the United Manor Board for the generous donation to our Home Delivered Meals program. Your generosity is most appreciated!

Photo Credit: Kate Howes, The Dewitt Observer

Milestones would like to extend a huge "THANK YOU" to the Saint Ambrose University "Snow Angels" who have partnered with...
03/16/2021

Milestones would like to extend a huge "THANK YOU" to the Saint Ambrose University "Snow Angels" who have partnered with Milestones throughout this winter in helping remove snow for older Iowans in Scott County. You have been true angels for seniors in need of assistance.

Milestones would like to extend a huge "THANK YOU" to the Saint Ambrose University "Snow Angels" who have partnered with Milestones throughout this winter in helping remove snow for older Iowans in Scott County. You have been true angels for seniors in need of assistance.

Photos from Milestones Area Agency on Aging's post
03/15/2021

Photos from Milestones Area Agency on Aging's post

Thank you to all of our volunteers in Keokuk and beyond!
03/10/2021
Volunteers keep things humming in the Tri-State Area

Thank you to all of our volunteers in Keokuk and beyond!

Some people retire and choose to remain as busy, or perhaps even busier, than they were in their careers. Rick Michaelsen is one of those people, and he represents an

We are happy to share that the Elder Abuse Senate Bill SF 522, “an Act relating to older individuals and dependent adult...
03/10/2021
Iowa Legislature - Dashboard

We are happy to share that the Elder Abuse Senate Bill SF 522, “an Act relating to older individuals and dependent adults and creating certain criminal offenses and civil actions, and providing penalties” was passed in the Iowa Senate yesterday, a major step forward in protecting older Iowans. This bill would make elder abuse a crime for the first time in Iowa. We would like to thank Iowa State Senate and Julian Garrett (R) for this major stop in protecting older Iowans.

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/dashboard?view=video&chamber=S&clip=s20210309090146190&dt=2021-03-09&offset=5607&bill=SF%20522&status=i

Information pertaining to the Iowa Legislature as well as the Executive and Judicial branch in as much as they relate to the legislative branch

Anyone 65 or older can dial 211 to get assistance in setting up an appointment for a shot. They will help residents with...
03/09/2021
Iowa hotline for seniors in need of vaccinations

Anyone 65 or older can dial 211 to get assistance in setting up an appointment for a shot. They will help residents without access to computers navigate the appointment process with pharmacies and other providers.

Iowa’s hotline to help older Iowan’s get COVID-19  vaccinations starts March, 9, 2021.

CDC Says It's Safe For Vaccinated People To Do These Activities
03/08/2021
CDC Says It's Safe For Vaccinated People To Do These Activities

CDC Says It's Safe For Vaccinated People To Do These Activities

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can gather indoors in some circumstances but should keep wearing masks in public.

Thank you to the Scott County Regional Authority.
03/08/2021

Thank you to the Scott County Regional Authority.

Thank you to the Scott County Regional Authority.

Our very own Elder Rights Specialist Theresa Davison providing valuable information regarding COVID-19 vaccination scams...
03/05/2021
Senior resource center warns of COVID-19 vaccine scams

Our very own Elder Rights Specialist Theresa Davison providing valuable information regarding COVID-19 vaccination scams. #SlamtheScam

If someone does call to help you sign up for a vaccine, make sure it’s coming from a credible source like your doctor’s office, CASI, or Milestones.

03/01/2021

This week is National Consumer Protection Week!

To bring awareness, we will be posting various items throughout the week. You can also check out our blog post found here: https://www.heritageaaa.org/news/slamthescam2021

The 2nd annual Slam the Scam Day is Thursday, March 4th

What scams are you experiencing or hearing about lately?

March is National Nutrition Month. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique wit...
03/01/2021
Tips for Choosing a Nutrient-Rich Diet

March is National Nutrition Month. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and tastes. During and beyond, choose nutrient-rich foods that represent the five basic food groups. Use these tips to get started: https://sm.eatright.org/nutrichdiet

Because nutrient-rich foods are familiar, easy to find and represent the five basic food groups, achieving balance and building a healthier diet can be simple and stress-free.

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General information

Contact us at 1-855-410-6222

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

+18554106222

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One of Iowa’s six designated Area Agencies on Aging, Milestones provides older Iowans with a range of services in a seventeen-county area to help them The core programs include helping people age 60+ remain independent by coordinating community based in-home care services and by providing a nutritious noon meal at Nutrition Centers or by home delivery. Family caregivers who are caring for an aging family member or friend can find unbiased guidance and information. Wellness classes are also available on managing chronic conditions and falls prevention. The Senior Medicare Patrol program educates seniors and family caregivers on the prevention of health care fraud and identity theft. Milestones is part of the Life Long Links aging and disability resource network supplying links to local providers and helping Iowans evaluate their needs and make early decisions about long-term supports.

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