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Alzheimer's Association of East Central Iowa

317 Seventh Avenue, SE
Suite 402
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

An affiliate of the Alzheimer's Association, the East Central Iowa Chapter, located in Cedar Rapids, IA, was founded in 1986 by a group of area caregivers.  The Chapter was officially incorporated in 1989.  In 1995 a Regional Office was opened in Waterloo, IA, helping to reach more families throughout the 19-county chapter territory. 

Our mission
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Learn more about our chapter.

Our vision
A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Benton County Volunteer Program (BCVP)

Governor Sherman Building
303 First Ave.
Vinton, IA 52349

Benton County Volunteer Program (BCVP) is dependent on a continuous loop of clients, volunteers, and funding sources. Without clients, we would need no volunteers,without clients and volunteers we would need no funding. BCVP is fortunate to have all three valuable resources in place to serve the resident of Benton County.

Disability Resources Database

Center for Disabilities & Development
100 Hawkins Dr. #S295
Iowa City, IA 52242-1011

Iowa COMPASS offers information and referral, a used equipment listing service (Used Equipment Referral Service) and legal advocacy and representation (Assistive Technology Legal Project) for Iowans with disabilities and their families, friends and service providers.

Elder Services, Inc.

1556 First Avenue
Suite A
Iowa City, IA 52240

Elder Services, Inc. (ESI) provides programs, services, and resources to assist persons age 60 and over in Johnson County and east central Iowa to stay active, independent, and safe in their homes.

  • Home Assistance
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Medical Transportation
  • Money Management

Johnson County Livable Community

Jill Wenger, Administrative Specialist
Johnson County Social Services
855 S Dubuque St, Ste. 202B
Iowa City, IA 52240

Mission: To serve as a unifying structure that fosters effective collaboration, communication, and education that will build and sustain a livable community for successful aging.

Vision: To help Johnson County become a more livable community where everyone can age successfully.

Johnson County will be a livable community which has:
•  Health and support services
•  Transportation and mobility options
•  Affordable, accessible, and appropriate housing
•  Community and economic development
•  Cultural, volunteer, life-long learning and employment opportunities
•  Public safety

Which together facilitate personal independence and the engagement of residents in civic and social life.

Life Long Links


The LifeLong Links Web site provides a place to start for consumers and providers who are thinking about and planning for long-term living. LifeLong Links also connects informed consumers and providers with a coordinated entry point to Iowa’s information and referral resources: Iowa COMPASS, the Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Iowa Family Caregiver Support Program, and Iowa 2-1-1.

Our vision through this site is to provide a coordinated system of information and access for all persons seeking long-term support to minimize confusion, enhance individual choice, and support informed decision-making and access to services.

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging

6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

Heritage is one over 600 Area Agencies on Aging nationwide and one of only six (6) in Iowa. Authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965 (revised), Area Agencies on Aging are agencies established under federal law to respond to the needs of Americans age 60 and over in every local community, with the goal of keeping seniors living independently in their own homes.

The Heritage Agency has been a department of Kirkwood Community College since 1973 and was designated by the Iowa Department on Aging to serve Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington counties. Heritage plans, funds, and coordinates a variety of human service program that serve the 78,798 older adults who reside in the seven county region (2010 US Census).

Heritage serves people age 60 and above as well as their families, communities, and governments. In addition, The Heritage Agency serves as an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) serving adults 18 years of age and older with a disability through advocacy and options counseling.

TRAIL of Johnson County

Hillary Ramaker, Executive Director
28 S Linn St
Iowa City, IA 52240

TRAIL membership sign-up now open! 

This is the news many of you have been waiting for: TRAIL of Johnson County -- the new nonprofit whose mission is to help older adults age more safely and comfortably in their own homes by providing Tools and Resources for Active Independent Living -- is now accepting members! 

Based on the nationwide Village to Village model of aging-in-place organizations, TRAIL offers its members access to three important benefits and services:

  • Volunteer assistance for in-home tasks such as light chores and errands, daily check-in services, and transportation to appointments
  • A list of local prescreened service providers, such as plumbers or home health aides, for tasks that are beyond the scope of our volunteers
  • Social and educational activities, such as group meals, presentations, or visits to local cultural attractions

Two types of TRAIL memberships are available. Full Membership includes all three of the services noted above, including assistance from TRAIL volunteers. Affiliate Membership, which is often the choice for individuals or households not yet ready for in-home help, includes access to the prescreened service providers and social and educational offerings.

Joining TRAIL is easy! Just visit the Membership section of our website to learn more about benefits and fees, and then follow the prompts to sign up online. The website also includes membership forms that you may download and return to us via mail. Or, if you prefer, just give me a call at the TRAIL office, 319-800-9003 or email me directly at and I will be happy to answer any questions and walk you through the sign-up process. You may also stop by our office in Room 201 of the Iowa City-Johnson County Senior Center at 28 South Linn Street in downtown Iowa City. Our office hours are generally 9AM-1PM, M-F, but it's best to call first to make sure we'll be on hand to assist you.

In addition, we are continuing to recruit and train TRAIL volunteers, and we welcome local service providers to augment our list. Let us know if you're interested in getting involved in TRAIL as a volunteer or vendor.

Thanks very much for your interest in TRAIL. We look forward to serving you and contributing to Johnson County's growing reputation as one of the top retirement destinations in the nation.


University of Iowa Family Services

Diana Kremzar
121-50 University Services Building
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

UI Family Services provides programs and resources for University of Iowa faculty, staff and students to attract, retain and engage them throughout their careers by providing an environment where individuals can be successful in their professional, academic and personal lives.

Washington County Public Health

110 N Iowa Ave.
Washington, IA 52353

Devoted to assuring effective resources for the health of our communities.