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Computer Comfort

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
Iowa City Senior Center
In 3 days 19 hours

Computer Comfort is a UI student organization that strives to bridge the age gap in Iowa City by educating older adults about technology. By assisting seniors with technology, University of Iowa students have made valuable connections across generations and had a lot of fun in the process! Partnering with the Senior Center, Computer Comfort volunteers strive to leave the community better than they found it by offering tech-related question and answer sessions for seniors. Anyone seeking aid should bring their laptops, tablets, smartphones, or other devices, and their questions.

TRAIL - Tools & Resources for Active, Independent Living

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:00pm
Iowa City Senior Center
In 4 days 18 hours

TRAIL of Johnson County is a new nonprofit organization that seeks to help older adults stay safely and comfortably in their own homes as they age. TRAIL – which stands for Tools and Resources for Active, Independent Living – will offer its members access to volunteer help, pre-screened professional service  providers, and social activities. At this session you’ll learn about TRAIL’s  mission, fees, and member benefits; its affiliation with a network of more than 200 aging-in-place organizations nationwide; volunteer opportunities; and other details.

Welcome to Medicare

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:00pm
Iowa City Senior Center
In 6 days 22 hours

Will you be eligible for Medicare  in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for a while and want to better understand what it offers? Do you help a family member with Medicare issues? This two-hour seminar, offered by The Center's SHIIP counselors, will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare supplement insurance.

 

Gay Mystery Film Series: Third Man Out

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 1:00pm
Iowa City Senior Center
In 1 week 17 hours

Richard Stevenson penned a series of mystery novels following fictional character, Don Strachey, a gay private investigator in Albany, NY. Don's clients often feel that his sexual orientation gives him an edge when called upon to investigate cases that involve Albany's gay community. Four of these novels have been adapted to the screen and will be presented on Friday afternoons in April.

 

4/7: Third Man Out (2005, 98 min)

Don is hired to find out who’s been threatening a notorious member of the gay community noted for outing people.

 

AARP Driver Safety

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 9:00am
Iowa City Senior Center
In 1 week 3 days

What are you driven by? Whether it is enjoying the open road before you, or feeling the sand between your toes, there’s no limit to where you can go with the AARP Driver Safety course. You will learn proven safety strategies to maintain your confidence behind the wheel, so you can make new memories on the road. And with the AARP Driver Safety course, there are no tests. You simply sign up and learn.

 

AARP Driver Safety course teaches:

- Defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road 

- How to deal with aggressive drivers 

Member Engagement Fair

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
Iowa City Senior Center
In 1 week 6 days

Join us to learn more about the Senior Center’s leadership, membership benefits, and history. Also get a chance to meet the nominees for Vice Chair and Secretary of the Senior Center Steering Council, as well as vote on these important positions. Door prizes, refreshments, and fun guaranteed!

 

Fee: none. No registration.

Membership Not Required

Gay Mystery Film Series: Shock to the System

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 1:00pm
Iowa City Senior Center
In 2 weeks 17 hours

Richard Stevenson penned a series of mystery novels following fictional character, Don Strachey, a gay private investigator in Albany, NY. Don's clients often feel that his sexual orientation gives him an edge when called upon to investigate cases that involve Albany's gay community. Four of these novels have been adapted to the screen and will be presented on Friday afternoons in April.

 

4/14: Shock to the System (2006, 91 min)

Don tries to solve the murder of a college student involved in sexual orientation conversion therapy.

 

Advance Health Care Planning Workshop

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Iowa City Senior Center
In 2 weeks 18 hours

What if you had an injury or illness that left you unable to  communicate? Would your family or friends know what kind of medical treatment you would want? The Senior Center will offer a 2-hour workshop to prepare individuals to complete an advance directive document using the Honoring Your  Wishes health care directive, a legal document in the state of Iowa. In addition, this workshop will present:

 

- Tips to start conversations about what is important to you

- Considerations for choosing a health care agent (surrogate decision maker)   

Map Collecting

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
Iowa City Senior Center
In 2 weeks 18 hours

This lecture will be interactive with the students discussing how they have used maps, the first maps they used, maps as a political instrument, and the changing world of maps. Samples of maps from the 1500s and 1600s as well as some globes will be available. 

Fee: none. Registration required.

Open to All Ages

 

English Country Dance

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
Iowa City Senior Center
In 2 weeks 1 day

Come to the English Country Dance and enjoy moving in smooth figures to gorgeous LIVE music. Everyone who wants to dance is guaranteed a partner. Each dance is taught, and all ages are encouraged to participate. The dance form dates back to the 16th century. It appears in some movies portraying Queen Elizabeth I, as well as in film adaptations of Dickens and Jane Austen novels. Each dance has its own music. The tunes are hauntingly beautiful, ranging from old ballads, jigs, and reels to several immortalized in classical music and opera.

 

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