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.

Mission: Milestones Area Agency on Aging is committed to working with communities and community-based organizations to increase awareness for aging successfully with dignity and independence. We do this by implementing policy with public resources provided by the Federal Administration on Aging and the Iowa Department on Aging.

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Milestones AAA is searching for companies that provide snow removal and lawn care for Iowa residents age 60 and above.  ...
01/04/2021

Milestones AAA is searching for companies that provide snow removal and lawn care for Iowa residents age 60 and above. Interested companies must provide reliable service and possess liability insurance.

If you or someone you know runs a company and is willing to provide service estimates and offer billing to Milestones, please contact Dawn Carstensen at (563) 484-3115 or [email protected].

Milestones would like to wish you all a happy and safe 2021! Thank you all for your support over the past year.
01/01/2021

Milestones would like to wish you all a happy and safe 2021! Thank you all for your support over the past year.

Some helpful reminders with Iowa's first hazardous winter storm of the year on its way. ❄Make sure steps and walkways ar...
12/29/2020
Tip Sheet: Winter Safety for Older Adults | HealthInAging.org

Some helpful reminders with Iowa's first hazardous winter storm of the year on its way.

❄Make sure steps and walkways are clear before you walk. Be especially careful if you see wet pavements that could be iced over.
❄Clear away snow and salt your walkways at home, or hire someone to do it.
❄Wear boots with non-skid soles – this will prevent you from slipping.
❄If you use a cane, replace the rubber tip before it is worn smooth.
❄Consider an ice pick-like attachment that fits onto the end of the cane for additional traction.

Be safe out there everyone!⛄️

When the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather, including hypothermia, frostbite, and falls in ice and snow. Like most things in life, it is better to be prepared. Here are a few precautions older adults should take this time of year...

Milestones Area Agency on Aging
12/28/2020

Milestones Area Agency on Aging

It is no secret that 2020 has been trying for all of us.  As the year draws to a close, Milestones would like to send a ...
12/28/2020

It is no secret that 2020 has been trying for all of us. As the year draws to a close, Milestones would like to send a huge "THANK YOU" to all our hundreds of volunteers across our 17 counties that came together to keep Milestones ticking along. You all are the best and we offer you our utmost gratitude. Thank you for a job well done!

From everyone at Milestones, have a safe a joyous Christmas!
12/25/2020

From everyone at Milestones, have a safe a joyous Christmas!

🚨 COVID-19 Vaccine Scam Alert! 🚨"If you get a call, text, email — or even someone knocking on your door — claiming they ...
12/18/2020
'That's a scam': You can't pay for early access to COVID-19 vaccine, regulators warn

🚨 COVID-19 Vaccine Scam Alert! 🚨

"If you get a call, text, email — or even someone knocking on your door — claiming they can get you early access to the vaccine, STOP. That’s a scam. Don’t pay for a promise of vaccine access or share personal information," the FTC said in a statement.

If you receive a call from anyone requesting personal information, just hang up. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call Milestones at (855) 410-6222.

With a coronavirus vaccine possibly days away, federal regulators are warning about scams aimed at stealing people's money or personal information.

Milestones Area Agency on Aging
12/17/2020

Milestones Area Agency on Aging

It's one of our favorite times of the year! Thank you to everyone who participated in CASI's Senior Secret Santa program...
12/16/2020

It's one of our favorite times of the year! Thank you to everyone who participated in CASI's Senior Secret Santa program. We can't wait to help bring smiles to faces of our older adults. 🎅

Milestones joins in congratulating Donna Harvey on this very well-earned and deserved honor! Thank you for your devoted ...
12/10/2020

Milestones joins in congratulating Donna Harvey on this very well-earned and deserved honor! Thank you for your devoted service and leadership.

Join us in congratulating Donna Harvey for being named the 2020 Betty Grandquist Lifetime Achievement Award winner! The award identifies and recognizes an Iowan who has dedicated a portion of their personal or professional life to achieving excellence in the fields of aging or disability or has made significant contributions to promoting independence and enhancing the quality of life among older Iowans and Iowans with disabilities.

Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!

https://www.nei3a.org/news/press-releases/donna-harvey-honored-for-commitment-to-older-iowans.aspx

For assistance in locating your nearest Flu Shot location, please call Milestones at (855) 410-6222 and we are happy to ...
12/09/2020

For assistance in locating your nearest Flu Shot location, please call Milestones at (855) 410-6222 and we are happy to provide assistance. #FightFlu

Thank you to Nellie & Donald for the kind words! If you are interested in joining the Milestones Home Delivered Meals pr...
12/08/2020

Thank you to Nellie & Donald for the kind words! If you are interested in joining the Milestones Home Delivered Meals program, please give us a call at (855) 410-6222 to begin registration.

Milestones is urgently seeking a few kind hearted "Elves" to assist with home meal deliveries in the Ottumwa area throug...
12/02/2020

Milestones is urgently seeking a few kind hearted "Elves" to assist with home meal deliveries in the Ottumwa area through the end of the year. If you are able to donate a few hours each week, you can make a world of difference for area seniors. See details below:

-Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10AM-12PM
-Must have access to van or SUV
-Mileage Reimbursement

If you can help, please call Connie at (641) 208-5180 by Friday 12/4.. Thank you in advance!

Happy #GivingTuesday! Even the smallest donation can go a long  way towards ensuring older Iowans have the resources the...
12/01/2020

Happy #GivingTuesday! Even the smallest donation can go a long way towards ensuring older Iowans have the resources they need during these challenging times. You can choose a specific Milestones program or make a general donation. Thank you for finding it in your hearts to give!

Donation Link: https://www.milestonesaaa.org/store

#GivingTuesday is tomorrow! Be part of this global day of unity and give a gift of any amount to provide needed support ...
11/30/2020

#GivingTuesday is tomorrow! Be part of this global day of unity and give a gift of any amount to provide needed support of aging Iowans. You may donate to a specific Milestones program or select a specific area for your contribution. Together, we can provide the resources our area seniors need during this challenging time.

Donate at https://www.milestonesaaa.org/store

From the Milestones family to yours, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

From the Milestones family to yours, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

We just wanted to send another friendly request to take a few moments and complete our online survey.  Your feedback is ...
11/25/2020
Milestones AAA Survey

We just wanted to send another friendly request to take a few moments and complete our online survey. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us.

Please tell us what needs you, or someone you know, may have that limit your ability to live safely and independently at home. We will use this information to help improve our services and identify gaps. Thank you for sharing this information with us.

All Milestones office will be closed this Thursday and Friday in honor of Thanksgiving.  We wish everyone a happy and mo...
11/23/2020

All Milestones office will be closed this Thursday and Friday in honor of Thanksgiving. We wish everyone a happy and most importantly SAFE holiday!

Milestones wants to hear from you!We are currently collecting data to improve our services and identify gaps in our 17 I...
11/19/2020

Milestones wants to hear from you!

We are currently collecting data to improve our services and identify gaps in our 17 Iowa counties. Your input is very important to us and we appreciate your time and feedback.. Click the link below to begin your survey. This should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance!
SURVEY LINK: https://bit.ly/MilestonesAAASurvey

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”  -Anne LamottDuring National Famil...
11/16/2020

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” -Anne Lamott

During National Family Caregiver’s month, we wanted to share a reminder cargivers to unplug and recharge when needed. Respite care is available through the Milestones Family Caregiver program. For more information, please give us a call at (855) 410-6222.

Today is World Kindness Day, It is a day to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the...
11/13/2020

Today is World Kindness Day, It is a day to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us. Take the time for a kind gesture today. It can make a world of difference.

If you or somebody you know, is experiencing any of the obstacles featured in the graphic below, please remember Milesto...
11/12/2020

If you or somebody you know, is experiencing any of the obstacles featured in the graphic below, please remember Milestones is always a resource to help alleviate the stress of “Caregiving in Crisis.”

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by t...
11/11/2020

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - John F. Kennedy

Just a friendly reminder that our offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day tomorrow.  We will reopen on Thur...
11/10/2020

Just a friendly reminder that our offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day tomorrow. We will reopen on Thursday. Thank you!

Even though we may not be able to meeting person right now, Milestones is still able to offer the programs to support yo...
11/09/2020

Even though we may not be able to meeting person right now, Milestones is still able to offer the programs to support you and the ones you love. Please give us a call to inquire about any of our programs or join us online at one of our upcoming virtual meetings:

Fresh Conversations: https://fb.me/e/5l5OOowC8
Caregiver Support Group: https://fb.me/e/3h0gfvYs2

Did you “retire” before you were ready to be done working?One of the most common concerns shared by people as they grow ...
11/07/2020

Did you “retire” before you were ready to be done working?
One of the most common concerns shared by people as they grow older is their desire to age with dignity, choice, and self-sufficiency. If you are interested in rejoining the workforce, our Milestones Employment Specialist may be able to help you. Please contact us to start the process towards a new career.

Milestones is fueled by many, many amazing volunteers throughout our 17 counties who work every day towards our mission ...
11/05/2020

Milestones is fueled by many, many amazing volunteers throughout our 17 counties who work every day towards our mission of improving the lives of Iowa's aging residents. We salute and thank all of you for a job well done. And a big thank you to Dori at Luther Crest for your kind words.

Thank you to all in advance for taking the time to vote or assist someone else in getting to the polls. If you require v...
11/03/2020

Thank you to all in advance for taking the time to vote or assist someone else in getting to the polls. If you require voting assistance or prefer to vote from your car, accommodations will be made at Iowa polling locations. Please visit http://ow.ly/AxLF50C92Rg for more information.

Attention Louisa County Residents!  We are proud to offer expanded rural meal delivery routes in your area.  If you or s...
11/02/2020

Attention Louisa County Residents! We are proud to offer expanded rural meal delivery routes in your area. If you or someone you know is interested in receiving frozen meal deliveries, please call us at (855) 410-6222 for more information.

November is National Family Caregiver’s Month and Milestones would like acknowledge all of the courageous and dedicated ...
11/01/2020

November is National Family Caregiver’s Month and Milestones would like acknowledge all of the courageous and dedicated family caregiver’s who are navigating one of life’s most difficult jobs
during these unprecedented times.

Throughout the month, we will be sharing resources for caregivers
and would also like to remind you that Milestones is here to offer support in any way we can. Please call us at (855) 410-6222 and let us know how we can help. #CaregiverAppreciationMonth

We are proud to continue our work in 17 Iowa counties, working with communities and community-based organizations to inc...
10/30/2020

We are proud to continue our work in 17 Iowa counties, working with communities and community-based organizations to increase awareness for aging successfully with dignity and independence.

Halloween is this Saturday.  But do you know about Dia De Los Muertos?  Here are some interesting facts about the holida...
10/29/2020

Halloween is this Saturday. But do you know about Dia De Los Muertos? Here are some interesting facts about the holiday on November 1 & 2, 2020.

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should call 911 and/or go to the emergency room. Examples of serious medica...
10/29/2020

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should call 911 and/or go to the emergency room. Examples of serious medical symptoms are:
Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath; Difficulty speaking; Sudden face drooping; Chest or upper abdominal pressure or pain; Seizure; Confusion; Any sudden or severe pain;Uncontrolled bleeding; or Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea.

Heart attacks & strokes aren’t taking a break for #COVID19. It’s important to seek emergency care if you experience symptoms. https://go.cms.gov/35i9heF #WorldStrokeDay

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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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