Death Café @ The Senior Center
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Death Café @ The Senior Center  | Iowa City | Iowa | United States

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Mondays, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5
2 – 3 PM in room 209
Facilitators: Michelle Buhman and Craig Mosher
A Death Café is a group of people who are not
afraid to discuss and increase their awareness
of death in order to make the most of life.
The topics of our monthly discussions are
determined by the members of the group.
People are encouraged to bring snacks. This
is not a bereavement support group or grief
counseling session. For more information on
the purpose of this group, visit deathcafe.com.

Summer Gallery Walk @ The Senior Center
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Friday, 6/7
5 – 8 PM in the Assembly Room
The public is invited to view the Iowa
Watercolor Society’s Traveling Show. This is
a juried show that only comes to Iowa City
once every two years. Showcasing some of the
best paintings in the state, you won’t want to
miss this exhibit! For more information visit
www.iowawatercolorsociety.org. This exhibit
will be on display for the months of June and

Art in the Afternoon @ The Senior Center
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Sundays, 5/19, 6/9, 7/21
1 – 2:30 PM in the Assembly Room
Organizer: The ArtiFactory
Since February of 2016, Art in the Afternoon
has been a monthly showcase for Iowa City
area artists to present their artwork and
display their skills. These programs are free
and open to the public. This summer we will
add to the growing list with four remarkable
6/9: Sara Slee Brown
“Ten years ago, I retired as graphic designer
for the public library and began to seriously
pursue my dream of a career as an artist. As
an undergraduate and graduate student in
painting, I had been trained in the traditional
methods and my early work had been oil
on canvas. After working as a digital graphic
designer at the library, I developed methods
for combining and layering digital images in
my computer with the eye and sensitivity of
an oil painter. I developed my own method
for constructing my current work that I call
Layered Digital Imaging. My work explores
choices and promises that we make in life. It
is an exercise in exploring the known versus
the unknown; patience, waiting; the fear and
excitement of thresholds and transitions. The
work begins with something familiar and real.
This represents the known. Over, around,
and through this foundation I add other
images or fragments of images that are not so
easily identified. When combined with the
familiar, they create a new reality which may
not be as easily understood, but nevertheless
exists: a new perspective. The comfort of the
familiar combined with the confusion of the
unfamiliar creates a tension and energy that is
an expression of my experience in the world.
My focus is the fear and excitement of life’s
thresholds and transitions.”

Life Drawing Drop-in @ The Senior Center
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fee: $10/session; pay instructor. No
Membership Not Required
Sundays, 5/12, 6/9, 6/23
1 – 3 PM in room 211
Organizer: The ArtiFactory
Drawing the figure is captivating and
challenging. The figure may later inhabit our
landscapes and scenes. We will be drawing
both clothed and nude models. Please bring
your own drawing materials. Participants
must be age 18 or over.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s @ The Senior Center
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Tuesday, 6/11
2 – 3 PM in room 208
Presenter: Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause
memory, thinking, and behavior problems
that interfere with daily living. The
Alzheimer’s Association developed a new
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s education
program to help people recognize common
signs of the disease and know what to watch
for in themselves and others. The program
explores typical age-related changes, describes
common signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia,
offers tips for how to approach someone
about memory concerns, and explains the
importance of early detection and benefits of

Memory Café @ The Senior Center
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Fridays, 5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/9
10 – 11 AM in room 208
Facilitator: Alzheimer’s Association
Memory Café is a welcoming gathering place
where people living with memory loss and
their partners can come together to relax,
socialize with others, and enjoy a cup of
coffee, an activity, or a presentation.
What to expect: peer support; social
connections with individuals with
shared experiences; an informal, relaxed,
stigma-free environment; opportunities
for education, support, enrichment, and
What not to expect: formal supervision or
care service; support group facilitation.
Who should attend: Individuals
concerned about their memory or who
have been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive
Impairment, Early Stage Alzheimer’s,
Dementia, or a related disorder, and their
friends and families.

Diagnosing Dementia @ The Senior Center
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Monday, 6/17
2 – 3 PM in room 208
Presenters: Alzheimer’s Association and Dr. Richard
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
and dementia can often feel like an
overwhelming, drawn out process. Join
the Alzheimer’s Association and clinical
neuropsychologist Dr. Richard Laurent
to learn more about what goes into
evaluating memory and thinking problems.
Understanding the types and purpose of
tests, as well as what to expect during an
evaluation, can be empowering. Receive
answers to your questions, such as how
different dementia are diagnosed and when is
it time to seek out a specialist.

Book Report @ The Senior Center
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Required
Tuesdays, 5/21, 6/18, 7/16, 8/20
2 – 3:30 PM in room 209
Facilitator: Diana Durham
A book club that meets once a month for an
informal round table discussion and sharing
of books you have enjoyed reading. Choose
your favorite author old or new, best sellers
or classic, fiction, non-fiction, short stories
or poetry. Not limited to presenters; anyone
who is interested in finding new authors
while exploring the abundance of reading
opportunities in our City of Literature is
Diana Durham, an avid reader, looks forward
to sharing her favorite books and expanding
her repertoire by listening and exploring your

Container Gardening @ The Senior Center
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Fee: none. Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Thursday, 6/20
1 – 2 PM in room 202
Presenter: Jackie Welborn
Long-time Master Gardener, Jackie Wellborn,
will bring her many years of experience with
container gardening to this informative
presentation. The presentation will
include information on site selection, soil
amendment, planting schedules, and proper
care for the plants as they grow and produce.
Her container garden keeps her supplied with
fresh vegetables all summer, and using the
information in this session will help you do
the same.

Lunch Around the Town @ The Senior Center
Jun 21 @ 10:50 am – 2:00 pm

Fee: Free bus fare; pay for your own meal.
Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Fridays, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16
Meet in the Senior Center lobby
Guide: Kelly Schneider
Join the Johnson County Mobility
Coordinator, Kelly Schneider, this summer
for a series of community outings using the
area’s finest mode of transportation–the bus!
One Friday each month we will meet in the
Senior Center lobby, walk to the bus stop,
and catch a ride to various restaurants in the
community for lunch. This will be a fun and
new way to get your daily steps in, socialize
over lunch, and gain experience riding the
bus. Kelly will serve as the tour guide leading
you along the way. The bus fare will be
covered. Plan to do some walking and pay for
the cost of your lunch.
6/21: The Original Midtown Family
A staple to the community, Midtown offers
a full menu of classic breakfast, lunch, and
dinner favorites, as well as weekly specials and
desserts. Meet at the Senior Center at 10:50
AM and expect to return around 2 PM. We
will be at the restaurant for about 1 hour and
45 minutes. Explore the Court Hill route for
the trip to Midtown, which entails about 16
minutes of walking broken up into segments.