GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Feb. 18, 2021) — Join Capital Crossroads and the Greater Des Moines Partnership for the February event for Intersections in Health: Older Iowans Thoughts on Returning to Town – A Presentation by AARP Iowa and Polk County. Intersections in Health is a monthly series that encourages attendees to focus on the whole person. Speakers will discuss the mental, physical and social determinants of health and wellbeing. Attendees will learn more about what holistic health means and looks like as our communities and region work together to create a culture of health.

This month’s event will feature an update from the Polk County Health Department and dive in to the results of a recent statewide survey administered by AARP Iowa focusing on older Iowans’ thoughts and expectations on returning to town in the wake of the pandemic. Speakers include:

• Brad Anderson, AARP Iowa State Director
• Helen Eddy, Polk County Health Department Director
• Rick Kozin, Community Liaison with Polk County Health Department
The survey considered questions such as:
• Do older Iowans believe safety measures should remain in place in the short-term?
• Are older Iowans doing more outdoors?
• Are there any recent innovations older Iowans would like to see continue in the long-run?

Tune in to learn what is on the minds of nearly 2,500 Iowans from all 99 counties as we look to turn the corner on COVID-19 and have a healthy Return to Town.

Individuals can register to attend the free February event at the link here. This series is made possible thanks to the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Capital Crossroads Wellness Capital, which is comprised of leaders from AARP Iowa, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation and the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative.

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About Capital Crossroads

Capital Crossroads is a bold but achievable vision pushing Central Iowans to dream big, not settle for good enough, think long term and work together. Capital Crossroads brings together community volunteers to meet the challenges of the future while building on our past successes. It is in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Catch Des Moines, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Polk County, Prairie Meadows and the United Way of Central Iowa. To learn more, visit

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership 
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at