Adult & Elder Care

Caring for an aging family member or preparing for your own aging may seem overwhelming. We hope you find the following local resources helpful as you navigate this journey. 

Resource & Referral Services (EAP)

Employee & Family Resources can provide information, referrals, and support to those caring for an aging parent or relative. This includes connections to local agencies offering in-home care, alternative living arrangements, legal or financial issues, and more.

Heartland Senior Services

Heartland Senior Services offers an adult day center for seniors with dementia, Parkinson's, disabilities, or general personal safety issues that limit them from staying home during the day. 

Aging Resources of Central Iowa

Provides information and assistance, case management, Family Caregiver Program, Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness Program, and options counseling.

Central Iowa Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

RSVP offers adult volunteers aged 55+ quality opportunities to share their skills, interests, and life experiences in response to a wide variety of community needs.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

A free, confidential service of the State of Iowa that helps Iowans make informed decisions about Medicare and other health coverage.

Iowa State University Retirees Association

All ISU retirees, their spouses/partners, living spouses/partners of deceased ISU retirees, and friends are invited to become actively involved in the activities and programs of the ISU Retirees Association. There are no membership dues. 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at ISU

All individuals who are aged 50 or older and desire to continue to expand their knowledge in a wide variety of topics may attend classes organized by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Iowa State University. This is a program to enjoy—no tests and no grades.