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2014-2015 Programs and Events

UIRA Board of Directors Meetings
UI Senior College Courses
Sept: Driver Simulation (Wed, Sept 17, 2014)
Oct: Flu/Pneumonia Clinic with Optional Fitness Screening (Thurs, Oct 9, 2014)
Nov: Not Yet Scheduled
Dec: Not Yet Scheduled
Dec 31: Photo Contest Deadline
Jan: Not Yet Scheduled
Feb: Not Yet Scheduled
Mar: Health Program (March 30, 2015)
Apr: Annual Meeting and Luncheon - April - Not Yet Scheduled
May: Not Yet Scheduled
June: Annual Picnic - Not Yet Scheduled
Want More ? View the 2013-2014 Programs and Events from the UIRA Archives

UIRA Board of Directors Meeting

The UIRA Board of Directors meets the second Tuesday of each month from September through June at 1:00 p.m. in Room 427 at the Levitt Center. Members are welcome to attend to observe or address the Board.

Sept: Driver Simulation - Reservations Required (Wednesday, Sept 17, 2014)

Sept 17: All Slots Are Now Filled. If enough interest is shown, another visitation may be scheduled.

UIRA will launch its programming for the year with a tour September 17of the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS), a transportation safety research center with a comprehensive and unique collection of driving simulators.

Two sessions have been scheduled the afternoon of Wednesday, September 17. Each session will be approximately 1 ½ hours in length. Included will be a 45-minute tour of the building and facilities, including a demonstration of a driver simulation system. This will be followed by a 45-minute presentation, with time for questions.

Because of space restrictions, there is a maximum of 20 attendees in each group, for an overall total of 40 for the afternoon. Session 1 is 1-2:30. Session 2 is 3-4:30. Contact Rick Walton with your choice
(email: richard-walton@uiowa.edu; phone: (319) 354-8090). You may specify a first or second choice or either. It will be first-come, first-serve until each session is filled. You will be contacted later as to which will be your session.

Included in the discussion will be the research programs in which the facility has been engaged, both in recent years and those which are ongoing. Of particular interest will be insights into how driving skills change with aging and how these skills can affect driving.

The facility is located at 2401 Oakdale Blvd. Ample on-site parking is available.

Oct: Fitness Screening Added to Flu Clinic (Thursday, Oct 9, 2014)

Fitness screening will be part of this year’s annual private flu clinic scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 9 (Thursday) in the lower level of Hills Bank in Coralville at 1009 Second St. The screening is optional and free.

The screening is offered by Sure Steps under the auspices of Johnson County Livable Community. Screenings will be conducted by trained volunteers with the oversight of a community expert. Fitness components to be assessed are: (1) agility and dynamic balance; (2) leg strength; and (3) arm strength.

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will be administering the clinic, offering flu shots, FluMist and pneumonia vaccine. A High-dose Flu Shot is an option for persons 65 and older. People should bring their insurance cards since the VNA will bill Medicare, Medicare Replacement, Blue Cross and other insurance companies. If paying by cash or check at the site, the costs are: Flu Shot—$29; Flu Mist—$32; High-dose Flu Shot—$42; and Pneumonia—$87.

There is ample free parking at the Hills Bank, Coralville.

Here is more information for those interested in fitness screening:

  • fitness screening/consultation takes approximately 10 minutes.
  • individuals participating in the screening should wear comfortable! low-heeled shoes with flat soles.
  • participants will have an opportunity to repeat the screening during the next 6-12 months to monitor progress.
Nov: Not Yet Scheduled

Stay tuned for a new and exciting program.

Dec: Not Yet Scheduled

The Dec program has not yet been scheduled. But don't forget that Dec 31st is the deadline for the 2014 Photo Contest. For complete details click here.

Dec: Travel Photo Contest Enters Second Year (Deadline Dec 31, 2014)

UIRA’s Travel Photo Contest, inaugurated last year and attracting more than 50 entries, will continue for the second year. Most of the rules remain unchanged.

There will be three categories: photos taken (1) in the state of Iowa; (2) in the USA outside Iowa and (3) outside the USA. Prizes will be awarded in each category. Entrants may submit no more than three photos in one or more of the three categories. There is no entry fee. Current UIRA members are eligible to participate. The deadline to submit entries is Dec. 31. Photos must be submitted in digital format and will be judged on originality, creativity and photo quality. Photos taken over the past two years can be entered. For complete details click here.

To see winning photos in the 2013 contest, click here.

Jan: Not Yet Scheduled

Stay tuned for a something to enlighten you as the days get longer.

Feb: Not Yet Scheduled

The UIRA will try to plan something interesting for this the shortest month.

Mar: Health Program (March 30, 2015)

Health Program: “On Purpose: Lessons in Healthy Aging from the Frog and the Dung Beetle,” Dr. Victor Strecher, professor and director for innovation, University of Michigan School of Public Health. Details forthcoming.

Apr: Annual Meeting and Luncheon (Date TBD)

The UIRA annual meeting and luncheon has not yet been scheduled, but usually occurs sometime in April.

Winners of the UIRA Travel Photo Contest will be announced, and all photo submissions will be displayed.

May: Not Yet Scheduled

May flowers and leaves on the trees!

June: Annual Picnic (Date TBD)

The Annual Picnic place and date have not yet been scheduled. Let the UIRA contacts know if you have a preference as to the location or date!

For many years the picnic has been held in Lower City Park. The 2014 picnic was held at the Park Lodge of the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, Iowa City’s newest park-recreation complex, located south of town at 579 McCollister Blvd.

UI Senior College Courses

The UI Senior College has announced another rich schedule of offerings for the Fall 2014 Session.

More information about courses, instructors, time and place of classes, availability and registration can be obtained from the Alumni Association at www.iowalum.com/srcollege/ or by calling Jane Kirsch at 319/335-3294 or 800/469-2586. A brochure is available upon request.


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