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The Power of Partnerships. About Iona. Iona is a leader in the community, both in the provision of services and advocacy Mission: Support people with the challenges and opportunities of aging Provide support and education to 10,000 older adults and caregivers annually

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The power of partnerships

The Power of Partnerships


About iona

About Iona

Iona is a leader in the community, both in the provision of services and advocacy

Mission: Support people with the challenges and opportunities of aging

Provide support and education to 10,000 older adults and caregivers annually

Advocate on behalf of 100,000 older District residents


Faith communities

Faith Communities

Partnerships are part of our DNA: Iona was founded by faith communities who came together to meet the needs of older adults in the city

Now work with over 20 faith communities

Clergy focus group lead to program development—now have a contract to provide social work support for clergy and congregants at National Presbyterian Church


University partnerships

University Partnerships

Reach out to departments and individual professors

The Catholic University of America

University of Maryland

Howard University

George Washington University

Georgetown University

American University

University of Alabama

Yale University


University partnerships1

University Partnerships

Plan….Execute….Evaluate….

If you can provide a good educational opportunity for students, you can go back to them again and again

Projects. Products. Experience


Philanthropic partners

Philanthropic Partners

Bloomberg BNA

Law Firms

Senior Living Communities

Home Care Agencies


Under one roof

Under one Roof

Iona: adult day health care, consultation and care management, fitness and support all in our main center

Here with us:

Sibley Hospital Physicians Group

Physical Therapy practice

National Center for Creative Aging

Other community groups that use the building


Aging in community villages

Aging in Community Villages

  • We think of Iona as the original village

  • Complement, don’t compete

  • Contract with Capital Hill Village to provide caregiver support group

  • Creative partnership with Northwest Neighbors Village:

    • Grant support for Iona social work assistance

    • Medical Note Taking Program development

    • Partner to approach real estate developers


Corporate eldercare

Corporate Eldercare

Full-time Iona social worker on site at Fannie Mae to provide eldercare support to employees

Smaller contracts with other companies such as Bloomberg BNA to provide pre-retirement seminars

Contracts with various senior living communities to provide caregiver support groups


Dc coalition on long term care

DC Coalition on Long Term Care

“Hosted” by Iona for 19 years

Formed in 1995 to increase the choices available to low income District adults in need of long-term care services

Brought together nursing home, hospital, home care agencies, advocates and consumers

Significant impact on laws, regulations, program implementation


Dc senior advisory coalition

DC Senior Advisory Coalition

Founded by two non-profit leaders in 2008

Came together to work for and with older adults to improve community based services

Started with a small group of 6-8 trusted partners

Some reluctance at first to be more public with gaps in service, etc.

Initial focus on DC Office on Aging management and services


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DC Senior Advisory Coalition

Grant support for leadership began in 2012

Continue to build membership and raise visibility

Successful in securing a $7,000,000 increase in District funds for the DC Office on Aging in FY14—an increase of over 30%

Recognition from Office on Aging leadership that advocacy is important


Iona on air

Iona on Air

New partnership with non-profit cable station, DCTV, to produce TV quality segments on issues related to older adults and caregivers.


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