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Older Adults

As we age, our needs change. Iona offers a variety of programs and services to help you take charge of your aging and plan for your future.

Finding Community

Finding community is essential to maintaining good health and wellbeing at any age. Research shows that people who are socially isolated are more likely to become sick, have trouble sleeping, or die early. Support systems play a vital role in lengthening and improving the quality of our lives.

Explore Iona’s programs to find community and support for wherever you are on your aging journey.

Finding Community
Adult Day Health
Two centers offer individualized therapeutic, social, and health services for people with memory loss and disabilities.
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Around Town DC
Virtual and in-person activities, classes, concerts, workshops, and other events.
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Support Groups
Iona's support groups help older adults and caregivers navigate aging, memory loss, caregiving, living with disabilities, and life as an LGBTQ+ older adult.
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Food and Nutrition

Our food and nutrition needs change as we age. Older adults are at greater risk for malnutrition and often experience changes in appetite, taste, and ability to chew. In addition, many older adults live on a fixed income that makes paying for healthy food on top of monthly expenses next to impossible.

Washington, DC has the highest rate of senior hunger in the nation, with 1 in 5 older adults reporting that they don’t have enough food to eat.

Explore Iona’s programs to see how we can support your food and nutrition needs.

Food and Nutrition
Around Town DC Program & Community Lunch Sites
In-person morning and afternoon activities with a nutritious lunch, Monday to Friday, at St. Alban's, Oasis Senior Center and Asian Pacific Islander Senior Center.
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Nutrition Counseling and Education
Iona's dieticians and nutritionists work with older adults to maximize their food and nutrition situation.
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Nutrition Information, Assessment & Counseling
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Lifelong Learning

People learn and grow at every age. Whether you’re picking up a paintbrush or trying yoga for the first time, lifelong learning has been proven to help reduce the risk of dementia and is a great way to make friends.

Explore Iona’s programs to find lifelong learning opportunities tailored to your interests and needs.

Lifelong Learning
Aging Solo
A self-guided online learning opportunity designed to help older adults take care of their aging.
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Around Town DC
Virtual and in-person activities, classes, concerts, workshops, and other events.
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Arts at Iona
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Managing Life

All too often, life brings the unexpected. From health crises to financial problems to planning ahead, dealing with life’s challenges can be difficult at any age. But no matter what problems or uncertainties you are facing, you’re not alone–Iona is here to help.

Explore Iona’s programs to see how we can support your changing needs with expert information and advice.

Managing Life
Aging Solo
A self-guided online learning opportunity designed to help older adults take care of their aging.
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Helpline
Get answers to questions related to aging and caregiving, referrals, and resources.
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Iona Care Management
Expert support for older adults, caregivers, and families seeking assistance with aging and caregiving challenges.
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Loan Closet
Borrow lightly-used health aids (canes, tub chairs, crutches, walkers, rollators, and more) for as long as you need them.
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Memory Support

Dementia is a growing health crisis nationwide. In Washington, DC, approximately 9,000 people are living with Alzheimer's disease. Navigating life with dementia is an ongoing process for both older adults and their caregivers. Connecting to resources and support is an essential way to get information, access services and respite care, and plan ahead.

Explore Iona’s programs to find resources, education, and support around memory loss and dementia.

Memory Support
Adult Day Health
Two centers offer individualized therapeutic, social, and health services for people with memory loss and disabilities.
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Dementia Navigators
Education, referrals, assessments, and case management for older adults and families facing a diagnosis of dementia.
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Money Management Program
Intensive assistance for older adults with memory loss to manage personal finances and prevent exploitation.
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Mental Health

Are you feeling anxious or depressed about a major life change? Are you looking to find support and tips from other people going through similar challenges?

Iona’s mental health therapy and support groups can help you address anxieties and fears, find new sources of enjoyment and meaning in your life, and connect you to support systems.

Explore Iona’s programs to see how we can support your mental health and emotional needs on your aging journey.

Mental Health
Mental Health Therapy
Find new sources of meaning in your life, connect to support systems, and learn to communicate your emotions.
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Support Groups
Iona's support groups help older adults and caregivers navigate aging, memory loss, caregiving, living with disabilities, and life as an LGBTQ+ older adult.
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Physical Health

Fitness is critical to maintaining physical and mental health as we age. From yoga to strength training, Iona’s in-person and virtual fitness classes are designed for all ability levels and are taught by professional instructors to help you improve your strength, flexibility, and balance.

Explore Iona’s programs to find fitness classes tailored for wherever you are on your aging journey.

Physical Health
Around Town DC
Virtual and in-person activities, classes, concerts, workshops, and other events.
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Around Town DC at St. Alban’s
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