HHS provides support and services to Iowans aged 60 years and older. We also help people in this age group with more specific social and economic needs.
In 2050, it's estimated that 19.9% of Iowa's population will be age 65 or older. This means our services are more important now than ever.
We work to empower older adults to maintain their independence. We advocate on behalf of older Iowans to ensure their rights, safety, and well-being.
Aging and senior care services serve Iowans aged 60 years and older. We also help people with more specific social and economic needs.
Health and Support Services
To support policies, programs, and wellness initiatives that empower older Iowans to stay active and healthy in their communities to improve their access to affordable, high-quality, long-term living and community supports.
Planning, Development, and Coordination
To conduct planning, policy development, administration, coordination, priority-setting, and evaluation of all state activities related to the objectives of the federal Older Americans Act.