Governor Terry Branstad and the Iowa Department on Aging are putting out a call for all centenarians to join them in a special event to be recognized by the Governor. The regional event for Northwest and North Central Iowa will be hosted by the Elderbridge Agency on Aging in Fort Dodge on Sept. 16. Many of the centenarians and soon-to-be centenarians have already been contacted, but this call is going out to family, friends and the centenarians themselves who have not yet received notification of their regional event. They are asking these people to get in touch with the Elderbridge Agency on Aging. Once contacted, the agency will gather some basic information about the individual. The deadline for submission of biographical forms to the Iowa Department on Aging is Aug. 31. If the honored centenarian is not able to attend the event in Fort Dodge, they will be issued a certificate of recognition from the Governor. For the purpose of this program, a centenarian is defined as any adult who will be 100 or older by Dec. 31, 2015, and whose primary residence is Iowa. For more information, contact Doug Merbach, Elderbridge Community Outreach Coordinator, at 641-424-0678, extension 7079, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.