55+ Connections: Week of 10/30/23
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55+ Connections Friday Lunch
Friday, November 3
North Liberty Rec Center – Classrooms 3 & 4
Happy almost-November! Since we are at the first Friday of the month again, we’ll be having Hy Vee catering for lunch and they are expected to bring turkey and mashed potatoes with gravy. After lunch it’s time for BINGO, which is free to play with the chance to win small prizes. Registration for lunch is just $5 and is required for all who attend. Participants must register before noon on Thursday, November 2. Call the Rec Center to register (319)626-5716 or go online to your RecDesk Account and register yourself.
Monday, November 6
North Liberty Rec Center – Classrooms 1 & 2
CLUB 24 is a new program for adults to socialize over University of Iowa Athletics.
This week we will be watching a rerun of the Iowa Northwestern Game.
Patrons can sign up online, over the phone (319-626-5716), or in person at the Community Center. Patrons must reserve their spot by the proceeding Friday (November 3rd) each week.
Patrons will pay $6 cash day of the program unless they sign up online. Online registration you must pay at checkout. The cost will cover cinnamon rolls from Bluebird Café. Coffee will be provided for participants also.
City and School Election – Satellite Voting at North Liberty Library
Saturday, November 4 from 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, November 5 from 1 PM – 4 PM
In Library Meeting Rooms
A regular election will be held on Nov. 7, 2023, to fill three 4-year terms on the North Liberty City Council. The terms run from Jan. 1, 2024, through Dec. 31, 2027.
Learn more about this election here.
Check Your Voter Registration Status here.
Additional Satellite Voting Locations:
UI Health Care – November 2 and 3 from 10 AM – 4 PM
Coralville Public Library – Oct. 28 from 10 AM – 4 PM and Oct.29 from 12 PM – 4PM
Iowa City Public Library – Nov. 4 from 10 AM – 6 PM and Nov. 5 from 12 PM – 5 PM
Author Reading by George Khal: “The First Night of the Crescent Moon”
Thursday, November 9
1 – 2:30 PM
Iowa City Senior Center – Room 302
In 1948, when George Khal was a year old, his family fled their home in Haifa, Palestine. They resettled in Cairo, near his mother’s family, and his father, a prominent and successful businessman in Palestine, was forced to start over and build a new life for himself and his family. As George grew toward adulthood, he was forced to find a way to become the man his father knew he could be and fulfill his dream of reuniting their family in the united States. This coming-of-age tale sparkles with vivid personalities and the sights, sounds, and smells of Cairo and Jerusalem in the middle of the twentieth century. George tells a story of fathers and sons, familial expectations, and the refugee and immigrant experience as part of the Middle Eastern diaspora. George is a member of the Write Your Life Story class at the Iowa City Senior Center. Register for this event by calling 319-356-5220 or online here.
North Liberty Events from the IC Senior Center
Ranshaw House – 515 Community Dr, North Liberty
- Death Café, 12-1 PM – A Death Café is a safe place for people to talk about death in order to make the most of life. New people are encouraged to join anytime. This is not a bereavement support group or grief counseling session. For more information on the purpose of this group, visit deathcafe.com or contact Michelle Buhman at 319-356-5222. This is open to people of all ages.
- Practical Planning for End of Life, 1-2 PM – This discussion group will answer general questions about end-of-life planning. We will also cover a specific topic each week in our discussion, such as starting an end-of-life conversation with important people in my life, burial options, designing a death plan, responding to a diagnosis of a terminal disease, and creating my celebration of life (religious, spiritual, or otherwise!).
- Caregiving Support Group, 2-3 PM – This ongoing, drop-in group will provide a space for sharing resources and support related to caregiving, with a focus on self-care. While the topic of grief may come up, this is not a grief support group. People may attend regularly or as they are able. This is a hybrid group, so participation via Zoom is an option.