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Iowans 100 years or older sought for recognition

July 23, 2011
Reinbeck Courier

Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging and the Iowa Department on Aging is conducting a search for people who will be 100 years old or older to be honored by the office of the Governor.

Any Iowan who will turn 100 years of age between October 7, 2010 and October 6, 2011 qualifies for this milestone recognition and will be included in the Iowa Centenarian Registry. This registry, which is in the process of being updated, currently reports 676 Iowans aged 100 years and older (586 females and 90 males.) The oldest person that Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging honored in 2010 was 103 years old and resided in New Hampton, Iowa.

"Last year 28 people were recognized from Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging's 10 county service area," stated Janna Diehl from Hawkeye Valley. "Each newly registered centenarian receives a certificate signed by the Governor."

If you, or a family member, has or will reach this important milestone, please contact Janna Diehl at Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging by calling 319-272-2244 or toll-free at 1-800-779-8707. Information can also be e-mailed to Janna at The deadline for name submissions is August 8, 2011.

For more information call the Senior Help Line toll free at 877-538-0508.



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