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Des Moines, IA Senior Living Resources

Des Moines, IA is the county seat of Polk County in the state of Iowa. It is named after the Des Moines River, which means "River of the Monks." This city is rich in arts and culture, having a local ballet company, opera house, a symphony orchestra, as well as an active performing arts community that hosts Broadway shows every season. Senior residents in Des Moines, IA can take a leisurely walk through state parks, and explore the Iowa State Capitol. Come and discover the wonderful senior living options and what this beautiful city has to offer.

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Median Senior Living Costs

Des Moines, IA

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Senior Living in Des Moines, IA is:

  • 2% more expensive than the state of Iowa
  • 5% less expensive than the Midwest region
  • 6% less expensive than the nation as a whole
Use our Senior Living Cost Index to learn more about senior living costs in your area.

Local Services and Government

Local Attractions and Amenities

Des Moines Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors
Sep 01, 2016 through Feb 28, 2017
Des Moines, IA

Background: Iowa Legal Aid seeks applicants to fill AmeriCorps member positions for its regional offices in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Mason City,...

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Des Moines, IA

This opportunity is available in every county in Iowa. Our certified Volunteer Ombudsmen are assigned to a local long term care facility (i.e. nursing home) of their choice provided no conflicts...

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Des Moines, IA

Help people in your community by volunteering as a guardian!

The Department of Human Services is currently in need of volunteers to serve as guardians for wards of the state. Wards of the state are...

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Des Moines, IA

The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman works to advocate for the rights and wishes of residents and tenants in long-term care, including those living in nursing facilities, residential...

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Grimes, IA

We are looking for volunteers to facilitate our monthly Fresh Conversations meetings for seniors at congregate meal sites across central Iowa.

Fresh Conversations is a healthy living program for...

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Runnells, IA

We are looking for volunteers to facilitate our monthly Fresh Conversations meetings for seniors at congregate meal sites across central Iowa.

Fresh Conversations is a healthy living program for...

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Earlham, IA

We are looking for volunteers to facilitate our monthly Fresh Conversations meetings for seniors at congregate meal sites across central Iowa.

Fresh Conversations is a healthy living program for...

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West Des Moines, IA

SunCrest has volunteer opportunities in hospice care. You’ll meet exceptional people, find meaningful experiences and see firsthand the level of care SunCrest has become known for. We welcome...

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Nevada, IA

St. Croix Hospice is seeking compassionate individuals to visit people affected by a life-limiting illness. We have several volunteer opportunities available: companionship, vigil, and pet...

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Pleasantville, IA

We are looking for volunteers to facilitate our monthly Fresh Conversations meetings for seniors at congregate meal sites across central Iowa.

Fresh Conversations is a healthy living program for...

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Carlisle, IA

We are looking for volunteers to facilitate our monthly Fresh Conversations meetings for seniors at congregate meal sites across central Iowa.

Fresh Conversations is a healthy living program for...

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