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A beautiful evening was enjoyed by friends of HSS who wanted to learn more about beers, the types and styles of glasses that are most suitable for the palate! 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!

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!

Heartland Senior Services Veterans 2014. From Left to Right:  Paul VanSoelen, Steve Hagen, Paul Marsh, Bob Wessel, Melynda Emerson, Howard McPhail, Fred Wright, Del Woodward, Bob Fitz, Jim Lester

Plenty to be thankful for again this year! Wonderful Volunteers stopped in to help for our Meal of Thanks today. We appreciate all of you! Call us at 233.2906 for more information on our upcoming events!


Plenty to be thankful for again this year! Wonderful participants, their families and friends, along with our Volunteers stopped in for our Meal of Thanks today. We appreciate all of you! Call us at 233.2906 for more information on our upcoming events!

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!

HSS hosted another book discussion in December. Profession Storyteller Maureen Korte facilitated a stimulating conversation about The Great Gatsby. The Iowa State Center offered a pair of tickets to be given away for the Montana Repertory Theatre’s performance at Stephens Auditorium Feb. 12, 2015 for those that attended.

Energetic Exercise friends of Heartland Senior Services celebrate during their recent holiday soiree at the agency! Typically this group meets three times per week for wellness and socialization! Call us at 233.2906 or stop in for a monthly schedule of events!

(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 of Story County (HSS)

205 South Walnut Avenue
Ames, IA 50010

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