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State of aging in Iowa to be discussed at UNI

February 28, 2012

Elaine Eshbaugh, associate professor, School of Applied Human Sciences, 319-273-6083,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Donna Harvey, director of the Iowa Department on Aging, will present "Aging in Iowa: Who Cares?" from 3 to 4 p.m., March 7, in 130C Schindler Education Center, on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The event is sponsored by UNI's gerontology program and the Iowa Consortium of Aging Programs.

Harvey's lecture will be broadcast live to Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College through the Iowa Communications Network (ICN).

"We are very excited to have the opportunity to learn from Donna," said Elaine Eshbaugh, associate professor of gerontology at UNI. "She advocates tirelessly for aging Iowans and their families, and I can't say enough about her work in the Cedar Valley and across the state." 

Harvey was appointed to her position by Governor Terry Brandstad in 2011. Prior to this, she was the executive director of the Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging in Waterloo.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Eshbaugh at 319-273-6083 or