The Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging (i4a) is a non-profit organization that provides support to its members, provides information to the public about the aging network, services available to older adults, individuals with disabilities, and family caregivers, as well as advocates for the aging network and the people the AAAs serve. This is accomplished in the following ways:
- Provide virtual support to the AAAs for meetings, work group activities, and training/education opportunities.
- Provide lobbying assistance for policy issues.
Training and Education
- Continuing education for AAA staff with professional licenses.
- Webinars and virtual conferences.
- Virtual training for day-to-day efforts of AAA staff.
- Leadership and skill development.
- Promotion of AAA activities, services, and programs through social media.
- National and local awareness campaigns (e.g. Older Americans Month)
- Information and media that promotes optimal aging.
- Information and media related living well with disabilities.
- Information and media to support family caregivers.
- Promote strengthening the aging network of AAAs so they can maximize services and supports that address the needs of older adults, individuals with disabilities, and family caregivers.
- Advocate for policies that promote optimal aging, independent living, and adequacy of supports and services for family caregivers.
Iowa’s Planning and Service Areas (PSA) are served by Iowa’s six Area Agencies on Aging.