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 Advocate on behalf of 100,000 older District residents 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 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 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 Bloomberg BNA Law Firms Senior Living Communities Home Care Agencies 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 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 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 “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 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 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 New partnership with non-profit cable station, DCTV, to produce TV quality segments on issues related to older adults and caregivers.