Conferences, Workshops & Special Events

March 2017

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  • First Friday: Welcome to Medicare

    Friday, March 3, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    First Friday: Welcome to Medicare

    Location: Connections AAA - Sioux City Office
    Description: Connections Area Agency on Aging’s Sioux City office and Mercy Medical Center’s Older Adult Services co-host First Friday Coffee: Welcome to Medicare. This unbiased, informative seminar for new Medicare beneficiaries is held the first Friday of every month. The seminars are from 1:30 to 4:00 at Connections Area Agency on Aging, 2301 Pierce Street, Sioux City. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. There is no cost to attend.

    Assisting new beneficiaries to increase their understanding of Medicare is a combined effort of SHIIP programs (Senior Health Insurance Information Program), sponsored by both Mercy Medical Center and Connections Area Agency on Aging. Discussion topics will include who is eligible for benefits and timeframes for applying, understanding Medicare’s benefits and options, supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, prescription drug plans and protecting their Medicare benefits. There will be ample time for questions. To pre-register, or for more information, contact Connections Area Agency on Aging at 712-279-6900 or 800-432-9209.
    Contact Information:
    Connections AAA
    800-432-9209
  • Come see us at the Creston Home and Garden Show

    Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Location: Creston YMCA
  • Council Bluffs March for Meals with Mayor Matt Walsh

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Contact Information:
    Jo Hunt
    800.432.9209 ext 8123
  • Marcus March for Meals with Mayor Gary Husman

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
    Location: Marcus Senior Center
    Contact Information:
    Vicky Lohry
    800.432.9209 ext 8225
  • Akron March for Meals with City Council Members

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: Akron Senior Center
    Contact Information:
    Vicky Lohry
    800.432.9209 ext 8225
  • Mapleton March for Meals with Mayor Donna Shaw

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: Mapleton Community Center
    Contact Information:
    Vicky Lohry
    800.432.9209 ext 8225
  • Aurelia March for Meals with Mayor Gene Suhr

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    Location: Aurelia Community Center
    Contact Information:
    Vicky Lohry
    800.432.9209 ext 8225
  • Moville March for Meals with Mayor Jim Fisher

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    Location: Moville Senior Center
    Contact Information:
    Vicky Lohry
    800.432.9209 ext 8225
  • Ute March for Meals with Mayor Richard Hageman

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    Location: Ute Senior Center
    Contact Information:
    Vicky Lohry
    800.432.9209 ext 8225
  • Council Bluffs March for Meals with Mayor Matt Walsh

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Contact Information:
    Jo Hunt
    800.432.9209 ext 8123
  • Cherokee March for Meals with City Council Member Ronda Capron

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:15 am - 11:15 am
    Location: Connections Area Agency on Aging
    Contact Information:
    Vicky Lohry
    800.432.9209 ext 8225
  • Cherokee March for Meals with Mayor Mark Murphy and City Council Members

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
    Location: Cherokee Community Center - Good Times Place
    Contact Information:
    Vicky Lohry
    800.432.9209 ext 8225
  • Ida Grove March for Meals with Mayor Devlun Whiteling

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
    Location: Ida Grove Community Center at City Hall
    Contact Information:
    Vicky Lohry
    800.432.9209 ext 8225
  • Merrill March for Meals with Mayor Rich Husman

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
    Location: Merrill Community Center - lower level
    Contact Information:
    Vicky Lohry
    800.432.9209 ext 8225
  • Remsen March for Meals with City Council Member Carol Clark & City Clerk Michell Colvert

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
    Location: Remsen Senior Center
    Contact Information:
    Vicky Lohry
    800.432.9209 ext 8225
  • Akron March for Meals with Mayor Sharon Frerichs

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: Akron Senior Center
    Contact Information:
    Vicky Lohry
    800.432.9209 ext 8225
  • Carter Lake March for Meals with Mayor Gerald Waltrip

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: Carter Lake Senior Center
    Contact Information:
    Jo Hunt
    800.432.9209 ext 8123
  • Correctionville March for Meals with Mayor Nathan Heilman

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    Location: Correctionville City Hall
    Contact Information:
    Vicky Lohry
    800.432.9209 ext 8225
  • Free Elder Law Seminar

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: Sites throughout the state
    Description: Free elder law seminar for older Iowans and their caregivers over the Iowa Communications Network.
    Today's topics are Medicaid eligiblity for nursing home and in-home services, Medicaid Managed Care Issues including appeal and grievance, and Elder Rights: protecting yourself from fraud and abuse.
  • Come See Us at the Sioux City Garden Show

    Friday, March 24, 2017 - Saturday, March 25, 2017
    Location: Sioux City Convention Center
  • Council Bluffs March for Meals with Mayor Matt Walsh, Council Bluffs Police and Fire Departments

    Friday, March 24, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Contact Information:
    Jo Hunt
    800.432.9209 ext 8123
  • Malvern March for Meals with City Hall Staff

    Friday, March 24, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Malvern Senior Center
    Contact Information:
    Jo Hunt
    800.432.9209 ext 8123
  • Atlantic March for Meals with Mayor David Jones

    Friday, March 24, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: Atlantic Senior Center
    Contact Information:
    Jo Hunt
    800.432.9209 ext 8123
  • Red Oak March for Meals with Mayor Bill Billings

    Friday, March 24, 2017 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: Red Oak Senior Center
    Contact Information:
    Jo Hunt
    800.432.9209 ext 8123
  • Smooth Sailing Through Medicare

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: Sioux City - Western Iowa Tech Community College - Cargill Aiditorium
    Description: A Welcome to Medicare Seminar, especially geared for those considering retirement or just beginning Medicare benefits. It will also be helpful for caregivers, professional who work with medicare, or those just wanting to expand their knowledge about Medicare benefits. Topics to be covered include eligibility and how to sign up, how to avoid penalties, benefits of Parts A & C, how to select a supplement and drug plan, difference between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, and how to protect your Medicare benefits. This is a 2.5 hour information-packed seminar and recommended for those who will be scheduling their first SHIIP appointment. This presentation is co-sponsored by SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program), Connections Area Agency on Aging, and WITCC Life Long Learning program. The SHIIP presenters do not sell insurance, and give unbiased, free information. SHIIP counselors are located at several sites throughout Sioux City and the state.

    Parking Lot 4, Entrance 14. Preregister by March 20, by calling 712.274.6404 or 800.352.4649
    Contact Information:
    Chris Kuchta
    800.432.9209
  • Smooth Sailing Through Medicare

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Location: Sioux City - Western Iowa Tech Community College - Cargill Aiditorium
    Description: A Welcome to Medicare Seminar, especially geared for those considering retirement or just beginning Medicare benefits. It will also be helpful for caregivers, professional who work with medicare, or those just wanting to expand their knowledge about Medicare benefits. Topics to be covered include eligibility and how to sign up, how to avoid penalties, benefits of Parts A & C, how to select a supplement and drug plan, difference between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, and how to protect your Medicare benefits. This is a 2.5 hour information-packed seminar and recommended for those who will be scheduling their first SHIIP appointment. This presentation is co-sponsored by SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program), Connections Area Agency on Aging, and WITCC Life Long Learning program. The SHIIP presenters do not sell insurance, and give unbiased, free information. SHIIP counselors are located at several sites throughout Sioux City and the state.

    Parking Lot 4, Entrance 14. Preregister by March 20, by calling 712.274.6404 or 800.352.4649
    Contact Information:
    Chris Kuchta
    800.432.9209