Iowa Geriatric Education Center

Our Focus


Simulation in Motion - IA

This partnership with Simulation in Motion-IA (SIM-IA) provides free state-of-the-art training opportunities for current and aspiring nursing home staff. Participants are offered a chance to learn best practices for care using hands-on experience in a safe and controlled environment.

Meaningful Activities

Age-Friendly Health Systems

Being an Age-Friendly Health System means providing safe, high-quality care to all older adults using an evidence-based framework, known as the “4Ms”: What Matters, Medication, Mentation (Mind), and Mobility.

older farmer standing in front of his crops

Rural Mental Health Series

This Age-Friendly series explores the mental health landscape of rural older adults including awareness, barriers and access, and recommendations for both older adults and providers.

Iowa's Road to Age-Friendly Care

Iowa's Road to Age-Friendly Care


Iowa's national rank of percentage of adults over 85


Increase of geriatricians needed to meet the needs of Iowa's Alzheimer's population in 2050


The year older Iowans will outnumber youth — for the first time in history


Older Iowans who want to "age in place"

Caring for Persons Living with Dementia

Dementia Friendly

Dementia Friendly

The Dementia Friendly movement strives to educate and engage the community to support persons living with dementia and their care partners.


Helping Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

Presentations designed to help caregivers take care of their own health and cope with the challenges of caregiving.

How Providers Address Caregivers Needs

How Providers Address Caregiver Needs

Presentations designed to help providers understand and address caregiver needs.

Dementia and Health Care Provider Roles

Dementia and Health Care Provider Roles

Presentations focused on outpatient care of persons living with dementia.