Older Iowans Quietly Contribute to Iowa’s #1 Ranking

The U.S. News & World Report ranked Iowa #1 in its Best States rankings this week. Iowa's surge in technological infrastructure has helped Iowa leap from its #6 position in 2017 to the best state in the U.S. for 2018. Other contributing factors include Iowa's #3 ranking for health care, #4 in opportunity, #5 in … Continue reading Older Iowans Quietly Contribute to Iowa’s #1 Ranking

Death by a Thousand Cuts

The Iowa Senate will be considering its funding de-appropriation for the current fiscal year budget today (SF2117). The bill now calls for a reduction of $220,024. This is a reduction in the current year's funding, which ends June 30, 2018.   If  funding cuts get through the Senate, House, and the Governor, then this will be … Continue reading Death by a Thousand Cuts

Budget cuts to harm Iowa’s elders

The Iowa Senate has proposed cutting over $330,000 dollars to the Iowa Department on Aging in Senate File 2117. This is approximately three times the cuts proposed by Governor Reynolds. These cuts will be passed on to Iowa's six Area Agencies on Aging who provide and contract services that help vulnerable older Iowans maintain independence … Continue reading Budget cuts to harm Iowa’s elders