Mar
23
Sat
Barn Dance @ The Senior Center
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Fee: Sliding scale $5-15; pay what you can at
the door. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Saturdays, 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27
7:30 – 10:30 PM in the Assembly Room
Everyone is welcome to the Barn Dance! Fun
for all ages and abilities. No experience is
necessary as all dances are taught and called.
There’s no fancy footwork involved, you simply
walk through a series of movements that you’ll
learn quickly with help from the caller and
experienced dancers. Even if you don’t want
to dance, come enjoy the old time music,
provided by excellent local bands. The Barn
Dance is open to all: singles, couples, and the
entire family. Lessons available 7:30 PM; dance
starts at 8 PM.

Mar
25
Mon
Computer Comfort @ The Senior Center
Mar 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fee: none. Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Mondays, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22
Tuesdays, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30
3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Assembly Room
Instructor: Computer Comfort Volunteers
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 offer tech-related
question and answer sessions for seniors.
Anyone seeking aid should bring their laptops,
tablets, smartphones, or other devices, and
their questions. We’re excited to assist you in
your technology endeavors! Please register in
advance for each session.

Barbara Schlachter Memorial Lecture Series @ The Senior Center
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

3/25: The Iowa Watershed Approach:
We’re All In!
This presentation will focus on the Iowa
Watershed Approach (IWA) Flood Mitigation
Program and its efforts to make communities
more resilient to floods. Key objectives include
demonstrating the use of interactive maps and
tools for flood management, highlighting the
progress towards flood mitigation planning
efforts, and modernizing resources to support
education and communication about flood risk
to communities with a strong emphasis on the
importance of engaging partnerships and local
communities.
319-356-5220 www.icgov.org/senior 23
Kate Giannini joined the Iowa Flood Center team
in 2017 and leads outreach, communication,
and research activities for the Iowa Watershed
Approach at the Iowa Flood Center. Prior to 2017,
Kate worked with landowners, public and private
agencies for nearly ten years for the Johnson
County Planning, Development and Sustainability
Department.

Mar
28
Thu
Welcome to Medicare @ The Senior Center
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Fee: none. Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Saturday, 1/12
10 AM – 12:15 PM in room 202
Saturday, 2/23
10 AM – 12:15 PM in room 202
Thursday, 3/28
6 – 8:15 PM in room 202
Thursday, 4/25
6 – 8:15 PM in room 202
Instructor: SHIIP Counselors
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.
SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information
Program, is a service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP
counselors are trained by the state and do not
sell or promote any insurance companies,
policies, or agents. The Center is a local sponsor
for SHIIP in Johnson County.

Mar
29
Fri
Aging in Film Club: Million Dollar Baby @ The Senior Center
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Fridays, 2/22, 3/29
1 – 4 PM in the Assembly Room
Facilitator: Emily Edrington
People of all ages are invited to join us for the
first meetings of the Senior Center’s Aging in
Film Club. At each meeting, we’ll watch a film
and follow it with a discussion, exploring how
aging issues and older adults are represented in
popular films.
This spring, we’ll draw selections from The
Center’s Classic Film Fridays series, which
is currently progressing through Academy
Award Best Picture winners in chronological
order. We’ll examine two semi-recent films
that feature themes of aging and older adult
characters: American Beauty on February 22 and
Million Dollar Baby on March 29. Among other
questions, we’ll ask how well these two films
have aged, themselves.
The Senior Center’s Aging in Film Club is
presented in partnership with the University of
Iowa Aging and Longevity Studies Program.

Apr
1
Mon
International Transgender Day of Visibility Film: More Than T @ The Senior Center
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Monday, 4/1
1 PM in room 202
International Transgender Day of Visibility
is honored every year on March 31 and is a
time to celebrate transgender people around
the globe and the courage it takes to live
openly and authentically, while also raising
awareness of the discrimination that trans
people still face.
In recognition of this important day, The
Center will show More Than T, a recent
documentary that depicts the illuminating and
empowering stories of seven transgender and
gender-nonconforming individuals. Finding
one’s path in life is infinitely complex, yet
many trans people are externally defined
solely by that small part of their journey.
Through textured vignettes, collaborators Silas
Howard (Transparent) and Jen Richards (Her
Story) illuminate themes of family, resilience,
self-determination, and finding your calling,
through the perspective of trans people of color.

Apr
2
Tue
Computer Comfort @ The Senior Center
Apr 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fee: none. Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Mondays, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22
Tuesdays, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30
3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Assembly Room
Instructor: Computer Comfort Volunteers
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 offer tech-related
question and answer sessions for seniors.
Anyone seeking aid should bring their laptops,
tablets, smartphones, or other devices, and
their questions. We’re excited to assist you in
your technology endeavors! Please register in
advance for each session.

Apr
3
Wed
The Impact of Exercise on Parkinson’s Disease @ The Senior Center
Apr 3 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Fee: none. Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Wednesday, 4/3
2:30 – 3:30 PM in room 208
Instructor: Kris Cameron
Parkinson’s disease is a slowly progressive
neurological condition that affects more
than a million people in the United States.
Approximately 60,000 people are newly
diagnosed each year. There is currently no cure
for the disease. Exercise is an important part
of healthy living for everyone, however, for
people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) exercise
is not only healthy, but a vital component
to maintaining balance, mobility and daily
living activities, along with a potential
neuroprotective effect.
In recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness
Month, join us to learn about the different
types of exercise for PD, and how exercise and
movement is helping people live better lives.

Apr
4
Thu
Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia @ The Senior Center
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Fee: none. Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Thursday, 4/4
10 – 11 AM in room 208
Presenter: Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of
the brain that causes problems with memory,
thinking and behavior. Join us to learn about:
The impact of Alzheimer’s
The difference between Alzheimer’s and
dementia
Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors
Current research and treatment

Intergenerational Tech Forum: Cyber-Seniors @ The Senior Center
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Fee: none. Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Thursday, 4/4
4 – 6:30 PM in the Assembly Room
Join us for a screening of the humorous and
heartwarming documentary, Cyber-Seniors,
which chronicles the extraordinary journey of
a group of colorful older adults as they discover
the world of the internet through the guidance
of teenage mentors. Their exploration of cyberspace
is catapulted to another level when 89
year-old Shura decides to create a YouTube
cooking video. A spirited video competition
for the most views evolves as the cyber-seniors’
hidden talents and competitive spirits are
revealed. This inspiring doc provides insight
into the wonderful things that can happen
when generation gaps are bridged, proving you
are never too old to get ‘connected.’
Following the film, The Center will host its
own intergenerational tech help session and
social hour. Volunteers will offer one-on-one
and small group technology assistance to
participants, so bring your devices and your
questions, or just stick around for some lively
conversation!
Co-sponsored by the Senior Center, University
of Iowa Aging and Longevity Studies Program,
and Computer Comfort.