Grass roots advocacy has been a foremost focus of Heritage for more than forty years. Heritage has an effective and locally inclusive “ground-up” approach to planning, funding, and advocating for the needs of the older and disabled adults in the region. Each county in the service area has a Task Force allowing consumers, potential consumers, interested community members, and local providers of service to work together to understand the needs of the county. These Task Forces act as the eyes and ears of Heritage in their local community and members bring that voice to the agency’s Advisory Council. Task Force members and their representatives on the Advisory Council help Heritage to make the most appropriate and valuable choices for use of resources and help focus the agency advocacy and planning activities where they are most needed.
Heritage Agency has a Task Force on Aging in six-of-seven counties we serve, with a goal to expand into Iowa County in the near future. Members of the public are invited to join, attend programs and events, and to serve as “grassroots” advocates and the experts in their local community.
The Task Forces on Aging typically meet monthly, but please contact our office for details.
Benton County typically meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Cedar County typically meets the 1st Monday of the month.
Johnson County typically meets the 2nd Monday of the month.
Jones County typically meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Linn County typically meets the 2nd Thursday of the month.
Washington County typically meets the 4th Wednesday of the month.