Iona’s Loan Closet provides donated, lightly-used transport devices and other supplies to anyone in need for as long as it is needed — for free.
Items in our Loan Closet include:
- Wheelchairs (non-electric)
- Transport chairs (lightweight wheelchairs that need to be pushed)
- Rollator walkers (with and without seats)
- Tub seats and transfer benches
- Hand-held grabbers
If you are in need of an item, please contact our front desk at (202) 895-9448. Please note that you must provide pick-up for any item in our Loan Closet. We also ask that you sign our Medical Equipment Loan Agreement Form (download here).
Do you have items to donate? Click here to read what we accept. Thank you!
Employee Eldercare Partnerships
Iona can complement your organization’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with employee support for maintaining work/life balance while caring for older relatives. Services include:
- Customized, in-depth information on local and long-distance resources and referrals for employees and family members.
- Supportive counseling about the practical and emotional aspects of caregiving.
- Workplace educational programs on caregiving topics such as legal and financial planning, memory loss, and family communication.
For more information, contact Deb Rubenstein at (202) 895-0249, or by email.
Faith Community Partnerships
Iona partners with faith communities to support members who are experiencing challenges related to aging or family caregiving. Services include educational programs, coaching and referrals to services, and supportive counseling. Iona’s expert staff can also provide training and consultation for clergy, staff, and volunteers. For more information, contact Deb Rubenstein at (202) 895-0249, or by email.
At Iona, we know Villages provide key volunteer and social supports to their members. We also know that sometimes additional help is needed for successful aging in place. That’s why Iona partners with Villages to provide educational programs and individual support for members. Iona’s expert staff can also provide training and consultation for Village staff and volunteers. For more information, contact Lisa Rindner at (202) 895-9440, or by email.
Benefits Office Hours
Legal Counsel for the Elderly Self-Help Office
Every Friday, Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) provides paralegal services at Iona for free to District residents aged 60+. The LCE representative can provide legal advice and answer questions, help you complete a small claims complaint, check for benefits, help you ask for DC services, or refer you to area lawyers. We currently accept scheduled appointments only. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Self-Help Office directly at
Practice and Ethics Advisory Committee
The Practice and Ethics Advisory Committee provides a forum for peer consultation and discussion of practice and ethical issues to assist social workers and other professionals who work in the community with older adults. For more information, contact (202) 895-9412 or by email.