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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.

Mesothelioma Center (

Kyle Walsh
189 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801

We are an advocacy group that works to spread awareness of asbestos-related diseases and help those currently suffering from them, many of whom are seniors.

• We offer a monthly online support group where we discuss a variety of topics pertaining to either cancer patients or their caregivers.
• We have an on-staff doctor and nurse available to answer any medical-related questions.
• We have 24-hour live chat support.
• Our team of Patient Advocates work 1-on-1 with individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.

Mesothelioma Guide

Jenna Campagna
121 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801

Mesothelioma Guide is an advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses. We specialize in assisting patients in understanding which treatment options are best suited for their illness, as well as how to find the right doctors that provide those treatment options.

Joseph Cline
192 Nandina Terrace
Winter Srpings, FL 32807

No one gets left behind. To that end, we strive to provide veterans diagnosed with any asbestos illness the best information, advice and assistance we possibly can. From filing for VA Disability Compensation, to helping veterans find the best medical treatment, we never stop fighting. We are nationwide resource for those looking for help.

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.