Iowa’s Area Agencies on Aging Response to Vaccination Scheduling

For Immediate Release Image credit: Christian Emmer Iowa’s Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) have collaborated with Iowa’s executive branch to determine what role Iowa’s AAAs can play in providing information to older Iowans. Iowa’s AAAs can provide information about the scheduling process for securing a vaccine and information about transportation and other services the caller may … Continue reading Iowa’s Area Agencies on Aging Response to Vaccination Scheduling

Social Isolation and Elder Abuse During COVID-19: What Experts Say We Can Do

Guest Contributors: Angie Guss and Crystal Doig The COVID-19 virus has been referred to as a “hidden enemy.” The policy response to this hidden enemy was to stay home or “shelter-in-place.” As older adults participated in these policy recommendations and mandates, another opportunistic, hidden enemy strengthened itself in the sheltered shadows of COVID-19: elder abuse. … Continue reading Social Isolation and Elder Abuse During COVID-19: What Experts Say We Can Do

Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging Releases 2020 Policy Priorities

"We must have an honest discussion on the differences between 'elder abuse' and 'dependent adult abuse.' These are not the exact same thing though they have overlap. To properly protect older Iowans from elder abuse, we must understand the differences and the systemic limitations." Joe Sample, i4a Executive Director The Iowa Association of Area Agencies … Continue reading Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging Releases 2020 Policy Priorities