Calling all Aging Advocates: Announcing the 2017 Dialogue on Aging Series

Join the Iowa Department on Aging and aging and disability professionals from around the state on March 3 for the first event in the 2017 Dialogue on Aging series. The event will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Johnston, Iowa (8600 Northpark Dr., Johnston, IA 50131).

The topic for this event is "Leadership in Aging: Inspiring Tomorrow's Leaders Today" and will begin with a public meeting of the Iowa Commission on Aging, followed by thought-provoking presentations by three of Iowa’s most prominent speakers in the field of aging:

  • Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW, MA
    Associate Professor, University of Iowa School of Social Work
    Director, University of Iowa Aging Studies Program
  • Peter Martin, PhD
    Professor, Iowa State University
  • Joel Olah, PhD, LNHA
    Executive Director, Aging Resources of Central Iowa

Lunch is included and will feature the presentation of the 2016 Betty Grandquist Lifetime Achievement Award to two Iowans who have dedicated their personal and professional lives to improving the quality of life and care for older Iowans and persons with disabilities.

Registration fee is $25 per person and covers the cost of lunch. Space is limited; a block of hotel rooms has been reserved. Please register by Friday, Feb. 10, at

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Danika Welsch at (800) 532-3213 or