Heartland Senior Services
Online Payments

Friends of Heartland Senior Services stopped by for a picnic lunch to celebrate four decades of services to older adults that we provide throughout the county! Thank you to the nearly #200 guests that made our recognition so much fun!

Participants and volunteers of all ages enjoyed an afternoon of Rumikub at HSS! Stop in to see what other Activities we have coming up, and consider coming in for any of our active offerings, a healthy meal or to tour the facility!

Cindy Doolittle w/Premier Credit Union, Sgt Chris Crippen w/Ames Police Dept, KASI Radio Personality Mel Crippen, & HSS Director of Development Jan Williams show off their “Pennies for Pickup” campaign gifts! Thanks to everyone who dug deep into their wallets & piggy banks to help our community Shop with a Cop!

(L) Ames Laboratory Program Director Steve Karsjen presents (R) Jan Williams, HSS Director of Development with a gift to support their program areas of Activities, Adult Day Center, Nutrition & Service Coordination. HSS received $2,500 from proceeds collected during the Ames Lab annual silent & live auction day in December.

Wow! Our friends at Burke Corp stopped by to make a $5000 donation to our Nutrition Dept.! L to R: Burke Mgmt team of Terry Ubben and David Weber, along with HSS Nutrition Staff Alysia Sweet and Nutrition Dir. Mary Ellen Metger savor the gift! Thank you Burke for being part of the HSS family!

Go Team Nutrition! Dir. Mary Ellen Metzger (L) is pictured w/two of our generous families, Bill & Deb Fennelly & Carol & Fred Hoiberg. Thanks to their philanthropy, this allows our Nutr. Dept. to shoot high & add depth to our team! Amy Porath (R) is recruited for our Nutr. Dietetic Asst. Supervisor! The spirit of giving continues at HSS!

L to R: HSS Development Director Jan Williams, Ames Police Benefit Association President Eric Snyder and HSS Nutrition Director Mary Ellen Metzger smile as we receive $1000 for "all things Nutrition"! Thank you APBA for thinking of us and helping as we continue to serve many older adults in Story County!

(L) to (R): HSS Development Director Jan Williams shares scores with our awesome judges Sara Wilson, Jolene Randall and Mark Pote during our 2nd Annual Dancing with the Story County Stars event! Cheers for a terrific night of commentary and fun!

Heartland Senior Services Volunteer Recognition 2015

HSS is grateful for our volunteers! We have Flowers-a-plenty as Jean Digmann (L) and Mary Ann Silence (R) groom our flower beds diligently! Thank you Ames Garden Club for your time and talents and donations are gladly accepted as you keep us colorful this time of year! Stop in to see our array of beauty!

What a great afternoon field trip! Heartland Senior Services Activities Director Phyllis Craig, far right, seated with Choice Medical representative Kevin Henning, his 3 yr old grandson Kaden, along with his wife Dianna, accompanied our full bus to the Iowa Cubs Game! Thank you Choice Medical for your sponsorship!

Paul Miles , a volunteer team member for Heartland Senior Services Nutrition, Home Delivered Meal Program entertains staff & participants with his musical talents while they set up for the Congregate lunch in Ames.

HSS Community Trivia Night was held Friday July 31st at City Church in Ames. 1st place winners from team, Grey Matter, pictured Left to Right: Phyllis Craig, HSS Activities Director, Greg Dace, Veronica Fowler, Cosette Scallon, Lou Scallon, Russ, Lazniak, Kathy Lazniak, Victoria Szopinski, and Steve Sullivan.

A beautiful evening was enjoyed by friends of HSS who wanted to learn more about wine, beer, and a variety of spirits. Thanks for coming out to an educational session, in a fun and entertaining way, all to support our programs and services for older adults in Story County!

Sarah Spotts, from The Ames Jaycees, donated the proceeds from one of their freewill donation concerts by the band Abby Normal. The concert was held at Ames on the Half Shell.

The adult day center had many fun visitors to help celebrate National Adult Day Services Week!

Heartland Senior Services of Story County (HSS)

205 South Walnut Avenue
Ames, IA 50010

Call Us

Phone: 515-233-2906
Toll Free: 1-800-491-7433
Fax: 515-233-6986




Click Here to Email Us

Monthly Events




Volunteers!  Heartland needs people to deliver our Home Delivered Meals to residents in Story County outside of Ames. Please call 515-233-2906 or toll-free at 1-800-491-7433 for details.

Special Events




Odds and Ends





Copyright 2015 Heartland Senior Services, All rights reserved.