History

LifeStream Services began with a grant for a Senior Nutrition Program in 1972. The eight areas of the state that applied for grants began offering services in the Fall of 1973. The true beginning of LifeStream began in 1974 when Ball State University, with the leadership of Dr. John R. Craddock, applied and received a grant to develop an Area Agency on Aging in both Area 9 (Richmond area) and Area 6 (Muncie area). LifeStream was then known as Area 6 Council on Aging and was located in the basement of College Avenue United Methodist Church.

In what started as a Nutrition Program for seniors, expanded to include more programs and services to help keep seniors independent in their communities. In 1993, Area 6 Council on Aging became Area 6 Community and Senior Services, Inc. to reflect the new direction of focusing on assisting individuals to attain and/or keep their independence.

LifeStream buildingFrom a church basement to a small office space, Area 6 found a new home in Yorktown, IN and a new name, LifeStream Services, Inc. in April 1996. LifeStream Services has transformed drastically since its beginning. Thousands of seniors and people with disabilities have remained independent because of the programs and services LifeStream provides. We hope you will continue to support us in our mission of improving the quality of life for people at risk of losing their independence.