Community Shred Event

Milestones Area Agency on Aging and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is sponsoring a FREE community Shred Event on July 20, 2017. People can clean out their files and bring their outdated paperwork to the Quincy Place Mall parking lot, 1110 Quincy Avenue between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Other community supporters are South Ottumwa Savings Bank, American Family Insurance and Meridan Credit Union, Walmart, HyVee and Thomas W. Evans Pediatric Dental. On-site shredding is provided by Shred-it. Small business shredding is accepted.


This a safe and convenient way to dispose of your obsolete personal papers containing Social Security, Medicare, Health Insurance, Credit Card and Banking identification numbers. Shredding sensitive documents is one way to reduce your risk of identity theft and Medicare fraud.  Milestones Staff and SMP volunteers will be on hand with information on identity theft and protection.


If you have questions about the Shred Event, please call Lisa at Milestones AAA, 641-684-1024.


Milestones Area Agency on Aging, a non-profit organization, supports Older Iowans and persons with disabilities by facilitating state and federal programs/services and providing information/assistance to help them stay independent in their communities and provide support to their family caregivers.


The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), facilitated by Milestones Area Agency on Aging, is a group of highly trained staff and volunteers who teach others about health care fraud. SMP volunteers show Medicare and Medicaid recipients how to protect against, detect, and report fraud.