Feb
23
Sat
Welcome to Medicare @ The Senior Center
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
Welcome to Medicare @ The Senior Center  | Iowa City | Iowa | United States

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.

Feb
27
Wed
Some Noteworthy Fires in the History of Iowa City @ The Senior Center
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Some Noteworthy Fires in the History of Iowa City @ The Senior Center

Like most any city, Iowa City’s history
includes a long list of fires, some of them
quite devastating. Along with a discussion of
some of these fires, some history of organized
firefighting in Iowa City will be weaved into the
narrative.

Mar
6
Wed
California Gold Rush: Iowa Connections @ The Senior Center
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
California Gold Rush: Iowa Connections @ The Senior Center

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Wednesday, 3/6
2 – 3:30 PM in room 208
Instructor: Loren Horton
The discovery of gold in 1848 brought
hundreds of thousands of people to the area
to get rich. Many people from Iowa travelled
west. This program describes the travel, the
mining, and the historical effects of the event.
Most people were disappointed, and the people
who made the most money were the ones who
provided services and products, such as stores,
boarding houses, laundries, and transportation
facilities.
Loren Horton is a retired history teacher and was
also employed by the State Historical Society for 24
years.

SSRO Presents: Radio Days @ The Senior Center
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm
SSRO Presents: Radio Days @ The Senior Center

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Wednesday, 3/6
2 PM in the Assembly Room
Performers: Senior Standing Room Only
Join us as we once again explore the wonderful
world of radio, when sound effects created
pictures in our minds and familiar voices sang,
told jokes, or enacted dramas as we stared,
mesmerized at the tabletop or floor model
brown boxes that occupied the focal point
of our living rooms. Our live broadcast from
studio KSSRO will include commercials and
jingles used in the actual scripts. Reminisce
about the “good old days” of radio over
refreshments after the show. Senior Standing
Room Only (SSRO) is a fun-loving theatre
troupe that performs at the Senior Center
using a reader’s theatre format. SSRO performs
original works, poems, songs, one act plays, and
short narratives from various sources.

Mar
7
Thu
Intergenerational Team Trivia @ The Senior Center
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Intergenerational Team Trivia @ The Senior Center

Fee: none. Registration required.
Membership Not Required
Thursday, 3/7
4 – 6 PM in the Assembly Room
Put your knowledge to the test while having
fun and getting to know community members
of all ages! Join an intergenerational team when
you arrive and pool your collective knowledge
to answer questions in a variety of categories,
such as pop culture, current events, history,
literature, geography, and more. Questions
will be geared toward teams with a diverse
representation of ages, so invite your friends
and neighbors, younger and older. Everyone is
welcome!

Mar
8
Fri
Memory Café @ The Senior Center
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Memory Café @ The Senior Center

Fee: none. No registration.
Membership Not Required
Fridays, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12
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
friendship.
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.