A program of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation

Witwer Healthy Aging Program

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Description of project

Witwer Health Aging Programs have been serving older adults in Linn County for over 35 years. The Witwer Senior Center opened in 1982 and served Linn County older adults until 2008 when the Cedar River caused epic flooding that destroyed the Center and devastated downtown Cedar Rapids. Losing the Senior Center was a huge loss to our community. Witwer Healthy Aging responded to the loss of the building by re-creating itself into a "Senior Center Without Walls.' Instead of one building, programs are now offered throughout the community at thirteen different sites. These include several locations in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, Springville and Ely. By reaching across so many communities, Witwer is able to meet the needs of individuals with limited access to transportation and who prefer to remain in their home community.
Witwer Healthy Aging Programs offer lifelong learning and socialization opportunities to older adults. These include evidence-based programs to promote health and prevent disease among older adults. Examples are nutritional education as well as fall prevention classes. In addition, Witwer offers health clinics, technology classes, art classes, book clubs, music and educational programming to promote healthy aging.
Funding for senior programming continues to be reduced, limiting the amount of service that can be provided and putting the services at risk of not being financially feasible in the future. The seniors in our community have already lost their Senior Center and cannot afford to have these vital programs cut. Aging Services is committed to providing quality programing to older adults in our community and with your help and support, Witwer Healthy Aging Programs will continue to serve older adults for many years to come.

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Aging Services provides services and resources that help older adults to remain as independent as possible in their own homes in Linn, Benton, Johnson and Jones counties. Services include Case ...read more

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