Friday, the Iowa Department on Aging Donna Harvey stated that the Commission on Aging has designated six organizations as Area Agencies on Aging to serve older Iowans.
During the 2012 session of Iowa's 84th General Assembly, HF 2320 de-designated all existing 13 Area Agencies on Aging effective June 30, 2013. From July 1, 2013, all 99 counties in Iowa will be served by six AAAs.
The Spencer-based Northwest Aging Association will be served as part of Service Area 1 -- the Elderbridge Area Agency on Aging. Counties in Service Area 1 include: Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth, Mitchell, Sioux, O'Brien, Clay, Palo Alto, Humboldt, Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Wright, Pocahontas, Buena Vista, Sac, Calhoun, Webster, Hamilton, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Audubon and Guthrie.
The other area AAAs include:
Service Area 2 - Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging: Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Chickasaw, Fayette, Clayton, Bremer, Butler, Hardin, Grundy, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, Marshall, Tama and Poweshiek.
Service Area 3 - Aging Resources of Central Iowa: Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk and Warren and Story.
Service Area 4 - Heritage Area Agency on Aging: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington.
Service Area 5 - Seneca Area Agency on Aging: Mahaska, Keokuk, Lucas, Monroe, Wapello, Jefferson, Wayne, Appanoose, Davis, Van Buren, Lee, Henry, Des Moines, Louisa, Muscatine, Scott, and Clinton.
Service Area 6 -- Southwest 8 Senior Services: Plymouth, Cherokee, Ida, Woodbury, Monona, Harrison, Shelby, Pottawattamie, Cass, Adair, Mills, Montgomery, Adams, Union, Clarke, Fremont, Page, Taylor, Ringgold, and Decatur.