Circle of Resources

IDA – Iowa Department of Aging (

This department’s primary focus are on assisting elders in the following areas:

Supportive Services (Lifelong Links, Case Mgt., Veteran-Directed HCBS), Health/Prevention/Wellness, Family Caregiver Support and Elder Justice/Protective Services.

Lifelong Links ( This tool enables connecting Iowa elders, Veterans and their caregivers with social services that support long-term independent living.

Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs ( 515.252.4698 or 800.838.4692

Organization focused on Veterans support including: Disability, Health Care, Memorials, Housing Assistance, Pensions and Spouse/dependent assistance.  County operations also exist that place excellent administrative assistance (Eligibility reviews, DD214 preparation, Claims processing, Financial/Food/Medical assistance). Following is Polk County contact information: 515-286-3670