OLDER ADULTS and VETERANS
Agencies with programs for older adults and veterans services
Aging Resources of Central Iowa
Aging Resources of Central Iowa is a private, non-profit Area Agency on Aging and a Aging and Disability Resource Center for Boone County. For over 45 years, Aging Resources has helped fund home-based cares in Boone County as well as provided information about available services for people aged 60 years of age and older who wish to remain in their home. Family caregivers of older or disabled adults are provided information to aid and support their efforts. Information about service options and connections to desired programs for adults, 18 years of age and older who have any type of disability are provided via telephone or in person. The Elder Abuse Prevention and Awareness program services to elders 60 years of age and older were added 5+ years ago. Our mission is to enable or strengthen supports for people attempting to live independent and dignified lives.
Contact: Kay Vanags
5835 Grand Ave Suite 106
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-255-1310 or 1-800-747-5352
Beckwith Family Adult Day Services
F. William Beckwith Adult Day Services provides a fun environment for adults 55+ requiring assistance, support and involvement with others throughout the day to be happy, active, productive and safe. The adult day center is a certified program available Monday through Friday for individuals who do not need 24-hour care, but who cannot be left alone for long periods of time. The staff sees participants with a wide-range of illnesses and or disabilities.
Contact: Jennifer Clubine
1111 S Linn Street in Boone
Ericson Public Library
The Ericson Public Library provides the residents of Boone and the surrounding area with access to books and library materials and to other resources, programs and services to meet informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs. The library promotes reading and the use of library materials, and provides support for community, cultural and historical activities. Through its staff, Board and services, the library builds knowledge, understanding and appreciation of libraries and library materials in those it serves.
Contact: Jamie Williams
Meals on Wheels
The Boone County Hospital provides meals to individuals 60 and older throughout the county. Meals are also available for younger individuals at a higher regular rate. For more information about the meal programs sponsored by Home Care Services, call (515) 432-1127.
55+ Volunteer Program of Boone and Greene Counties
RSVP offers adult volunteers age 55+ quality opportunities to share their skills, interests, and experiences in response to a variety of community needs. Serving both Boone and Greene County RSVP recruits and places volunteers with non-profit, education, health proprietors, and governmental agencies/entities. For these organizations, RSVP staff process volunteer request, promote volunteer needs, recruit and refer volunteers, and follow up on volunteer placements. RSVP may also collaborate to provide volunteer management support in addressing identified priority community needs. Volunteers cannot replace paid staff, but instead provide valuable support that enhances or supplements the services of an organization. In addition to volunteer infrastructure to partnering organizations we administer three programs, Adult Caregiver Respite (for fulltime caregivers), In- Home Visitation, and Greene Co. GAP (Grocery Assistance-shopping Program). See website for more program details
Contact: Michele Hull
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VFW Post 817 & Auxiliary
We set out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities as a testament to the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform. Our Relief Funds are available to help Boone County Veterans and families in times of need on a hand-up basis. Members of the Auxiliary may qualify for national cancer grants, matched at the local level as well. Anyone seeking assistance may contact us as follows:
Facebook: VFW Post 817 Auxiliary - Boone, IA
Address: VFW Post 817, 815 Keeler St, Boone, IA 50036
Phone: 515-212-8442, 515-298-3344 - Courtney Gibbs - President