The Heritage Agency


Welcome to The Heritage Area Agency on Aging Web Page! 

Please check out our website for more information or contact us electronically through this site or directly at 319-398-5559 or 800-332-5934. 

We are delighted to serve you!

Today's older adults are pioneers in a changing, challenging world. Many are looking forward to longer, more active lives and exciting new ways to contribute to society. The Heritage Area Agency on Aging believes that older adults should have opportunities for lifelong learning in addition to a secure and joyful life, free from basic want.

Heritage is one of over 600 Area Agencies on Aging nationwide and one of only 6 in Iowa. Authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965 (revised), the Heritage Agency has been a department of Kirkwood Community College since 1973.  Our staff is dedicated to educating professionals, employers, volunteers and community residents to meet the challenges that face older adults and their families in our ever-changing and aging world.

The agency plans, coordinates and funds a variety of human services programs that serve the 78,798 older adults who reside in Benton, Cedar , Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Washington Counties.

Heritage serves people age 60 and above as well as their families, communities, and governments. In addition, The Heritage Agency serves as an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) serving adults 18 years of age and older with a disability through advocacy and options counseling.  

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging maintains regular office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Any closures due to holidays, severe weather or other situational events will be announced on the Heritage phone messaging system.
If you need immediate assistance and the Heritage office is not open, please contact our partner in information and assistance, United Way 2-1-1.

For even more information on Heritage, news, upcoming events and clips of the Heritage TV Show - The Involvement Report, please go to our online magazine at  .

Notice of Privacy Practices

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging does not discriminate based on age, color, creed, familial status, gender identity, marital status, mental disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or political affiliation in its employment practices or the provision of services except where it is a requirement of law.