Why Iona

Iona exists so you can sleep better at night, knowing that you are not alone in navigating the challenges of caring for or supporting an older adult. We exist to help you find answers to the countless questions you have about your own aging.

Bill-and-SharonAs the premier aging organization in the Washington area for more than 40 years, there is no question too small or concern too big that we have not heard or addressed.

  • It’s time to take the keys away from my dad. I have no idea how to do this.

    We have strategies for you and can discuss in a consultation.

  • The kids are gone and the house is starting to feel too big. What’s the right decision: downsize or age in place? 

    While most people say they want to remain in their homes as they age, there’s no one right answer. We can help you weigh the options.

  • My daughter says I need help caring for my wife, who has dementia. But, I’m too overwhelmed and exhausted to even research what to do.

    Caring for a loved one with a disease like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s IS exhausting, yet many spouses or partners try to bear the load themselves. This isn’t good for the family member and it’s not good for you. Our team has the information and resources you need now to make the best choices for your family. We also offer caregiver support groups and adult day health services for much-needed respite.

  • My siblings and I don’t agree on how to best support our parents as they age and — to further complicate matters — some of the siblings live out of town. We don’t want to wait until there is a crisis to discuss a long-term plan with them.

    Hats off to you! Our team of expert social workers and nurses — “care managers” — regularly meet in person or on a conference call with families to create that all-too-important plan.

  • My father plays the clarinet and wants to perform with other older adults? Is there a band he can join?

    This was a real inquiry to our Helpline and we have to confess, it stumped us. But not for very long. We did locate a band.

Why Iona? Because for more than four decades we have been responding to trends, creating best practices, advocating on behalf of older adults and – most importantly – listening to you. We invite you to learn more about our services by exploring our website or contacting our Helpline here.