Our Story…

Our Story

History & Mission

ElderPoint Ministries has been quietly working throughout Polk County for 14 years. We’re a 501(c)3 non-profit, with a simple mission: to improve the quality of life for senior residents of Polk County, at their point of need, through services that empower healthy, independent living. Our focus is nutrition and transportation, but our practice is to address needs as they arise, walking with seniors to a solution.

Our efforts don’t fit a mold, because doing good often means doing differently. (You know the saying, if you just keep doing the same thing, you get the same results.) We’re all about getting better results.

A small team, led by Executive Director Jane Hammond and an agile (well, so to speak) volunteer board, seeks out opportunities, collaborations, and sustainable ideas to serve seniors in need. Where they need us. That means where they live, shop, seek medical care, and go — from mobile produce markets at senior residences to congregate dining to doctor appointments to fun activities, such as movies and baseball games.

We serve all seniors in Polk County who need assistance accessing fresh, nutritious food and/or transportation, including wheelchair-accessible transport. Clients are self-defined as elderly, based on individual circumstances. Our services are intended to help seniors remain independent for as long as they can or wish to.

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Jane Hammond, Executive Director, ElderPoint Ministries

“We strive to meet seniors at the point of their need every day. We can’t solve every problem they face, but many times by working together for a solution, amazing outcomes are achieved.”

– Jane Hammond, Executive Director


ElderPoint Ministries has been quietly working throughout Polk County for 14 years.

Seniors with Weekly Access to Markets
Weekly Produce Markets
Average Rides per Month
Wheelchair Accessible Rides per Month