Determined to Empower Older Adults
Our mission is to advocate for and empower older adults, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities to pursue independent, healthy lives.
Programs Focused on a Dignified Life
The Elderbridge Story
We are an Area Agency on Aging in North Central, Northwest, and Central Iowa, currently serving a 29-county region.
We provide information, guidance, and assistance in finding services for you, your spouse, parent, relative, or friend. We strive to enable older Iowans to live with dignity, well-being, and independence.
To the people we serve, these are our goals.
To Connect With Elderbridge Agency on Aging call (800) 243-0678
Elderbridge is your local coordinated entry point for LifeLong Links Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs).
LifeLong Links ADRCs are where to call, click or come in for help and get the latest information about any and all programs and services in Iowa that are there to assist older and disabled adults.
How Do I Donate to Elderbridge’s Non-Profit Agency?
The story of Elderbridge is best told by the people we help. People like Margie, who learned that this financial aid is possible thanks to the generous donations of our supporters.
Margie is a 67 year old disabled woman who lives in the Elderbridge service area. Three times a week, she gets Meals on Wheels delivered to her home. One day, when the Meals on Wheels delivery person saw her, Margie looked pale and weak. Knowing that she was unable to pay for the meals and worried about her condition, the driver contacted Elderbridge.
Margie had been on Medicaid and SSI for many years after suffering a severe injury as a teenager.
With only a $780 income each month, she had fallen behind on her water and electric bills. When an Elderbridge Options Counselor spoke with her, she found out that Margie needed help, not only financially, but also with food and medical attention.
The Options Counselor found a doctor for Margie and got the money to help pay her bills through an established Elderbridge fund.
"I was excited when I got the call from Elderbridge. Having their help has been a Godsend for me.", according to Margie, "I appreciate all the help that I have received."
Ways To Donate
Credit or DebitThrough PayPal
Use our PayPal account by clicking the button below!
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More information on how to donate through the endowment is coming!
All Donations Are Used for One of the Following
The Permanent Endowment Fund
This fund is used to support agency services throughout our 29 counties in North Central, Northwest and Central Iowa. Our endowment is administered by the partnership Elderbridge enjoys with the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa.
This partnership helps allow donors a 25% state tax credit on their charitable gift through the Endow Iowa Program. Endowment Funds are used for anything from helping elder abuse victims to fixing a handrail at the home of a local senior. You can also create a bequest by including a charitable gift in your trust or will.
A variety of gifts can be donated to the Permanent Endowment Fund this way. Gifts such as life insurance, stocks, IRA gifts, estate gifts or other investments.
Please help the story and mission of Elderbridge to advance and grow. Remember, your gift ensures that the programs and services of Elderbridge Agency on Aging will continue and will be available in the future to help our state’s growing population of elderly and those with disabilities.
That way people like Margie can continue to thrive and age in place, living in their own home as long as it is safely possible.