WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We are a total volunteer and non-partisan organization that operates under a nonprofit umbrella.
Our members advocate State Legislators, the Governor and staff, and other organizations to assist in improving the “Quality of Life” for Older Adult Iowans. We have historically placed special emphasis on the frail elderly however our overall goal is to make Iowa that model state for all Older Adults. Get involved by joining the Older Iowans Legislators and stay active in assisting others.
The Older Iowans Legislature, during its 2023 annual meeting identified four (4) Priority Issues for submission to the 2024 session of the Iowa General Assembly, under the very general titles of:
1. Enacting a Dementia Specialist Program
Senate File 2008 (SF2008) has been introduced. The Older Iowans Legislature is Monitoring Progress. The Older Iowans Legislure has registered in favor of this bill.
2. Improving Guardianship and Conservatorship System
Senate file 295 in Iowa General Assembly. SF295 was passed unanimously in 2023 by the Senate, and is now being discussed in the House.
3. Funding Iowa Return to Community from the Lottery
WE are currently monitoring the funding for the Iowa Return to Community (IRTC) program. See the legislative priorities pages of this site for more informaiton.
4. Improving Nursing Home Care
We continue to monitor the activity within the Iowa Legislature attempting to address nursing home care.
The Board of Directors continually monitor the 2024 Iowa Legislature for activites that may affect Iowa Seniors. We will update this website as actions continue. If you have any specific activites for us to research or be aware of, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Improving nursing home care was, in my opinion, a major focus of the Older Iowans Legislature session on Monday September 26, 2022, BUT, in my opinion, improving nursing home care has been difficult for the Older Iowans Legislature to advocate in the 2023 session of the Iowa General Assembly.
2024 Iowa General Assembly
The Older Iowans Legislature is currently supporting multiple bills in the 2024 Iowa General Assembly related to OIL Priority Issues. Refer to our Legislative Priorities Page on this website