Elder Services, Inc. (ESI) is the premier regional resource specializing in services for elders and their caregivers in east-central Iowa. Mission:
The mission of Elder Services, Inc. is to: Provides programs, services, and resources to assist persons age 60 and over in Johnson County and east central Iowa to stay active, independent, and safe in their homes. Logo:
ESI has chosen the elderberry plant as its logo. Elderberries are long-lived, strong plants that grow around the world. The strength, longevity, nourishing and curative properties of this plant make it a fitting symbol to remind us of the unique and positive attributes and contributions of our older citizens, and the importance of nurturing and sustaining them throughout their lifetime.
Elder Services, Inc. was founded in July of 1980 as Elderly Services Agency (ESA) and was created to serve residents of Johnson County age 60 and over. Its original mission was to help older people remain safely in their homes as long as possible by coordinating and delivering paid and volunteer services. In the Spring of 2000, ESA moved to a bigger facility while modernizing its infrastructure and program design and officially changed its name to Elder Services, Inc.
ESI is both a provider and advocate for senior citizens' ability to live independently. ESI is dedicated to working with clients to determine individual needs and desires and to present choices to them in both the selection and delivery of services. Our success is measured by the quality of life experienced by our clients who are able to remain safely and independently in their own homes.