Centenarians

Turning 100? That is something worth celebrating!

The Iowa Department on Aging is celebrating centenarians who are 100 years old or older. These individuals have lived through life experiences that most of us have only read about in books or seen in movies; their strength, endurance and collective wisdom inspires us all and they deserve to be recognized in a safe way.

In an effort to recognize all Iowans who are celebrating 100 years or more of life, the Iowa Department on Aging and the state's Area Agencies on Aging invite you to help identify the centenarians in our state.

To assist the State of Iowa in recognizing our centenarians, a centenarian recognition form can be found at the bottom of this page. Centenarians and their loved ones can fill out the form and the information collected will be maintained in a secure database.

For the purposes of this program, a centenarian is any adult who will be 100 years old or older by December 31, 2021, and whose primary residence is Iowa. Each centenarian turning 100 years old in 2021 will receive a certificate signed by Governor Reynolds that is suitable for framing. In addition, the Iowa Department on Aging will give all Iowans 100 and older the option to have a profile on our website that will consist of their first name, picture, and fun information that is shared via the form. The Department will also be hosting a virtual event in the late Fall/early Winter where all Iowans 100+ will be recognized and celebrated. More information will come as the time nears.

To ensure that you or your loved one can be recognized, fill out the online form by August 30th, 2021. For questions contact Marissa Vance at marissa.patterson1@iowa.gov.

Centenarian Recognition Form

Sample Centenarian Profile