White Cane Safety Day

In case you’re not aware, this Sunday, October 15, is White Cane Safety Day!

October 15th was first proclaimed White Cane Safety Day in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, in recognition of the growing independent living movement of blind and visually impaired communities led by the National Federation of the Blind. The white cane is now seen as a symbol for independent living for folks who are blind or visually impaired, and White Cane Safety Day brings awareness to the long sought after independence to live as you please that the National Federation of the Blind fought and continues to fight for.
October 15th is absolutely a day worth celebrating.

Expressive Art Group – Painting Pumpkins


It’s that time of the year when pumpkins are everywhere!

Let’s join in on the October spirit by painting some pumpkins!

Uptown Bill’s
730 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Tuesday, October 3rd at 4:30PM


R Place Peer Center
10 East Benton Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Friday, October 27th at 3:00PM


Medicaid Privatization Forum

Has Medicaid Privatization in Iowa Achieved its Goals?

A Medicaid Privatization Forum

November 13, 2017

2:00pm – 4pm at the Coralville Public Library

(Please park on the lower level)

Listen to the report on the status as seen by Iowa Medicaid Enterprise and the 3 MCO’s.

Then, hear the status as seen by consumers, providers, and advocates. *

Explore what steps can be taken to improve the program.

The purpose of this event is:

To report on the status of Medicaid Privatization in Iowa and to explore what can be done to improve the program.

The three Medicaid Privatization goals were:

  • Improve quality and access
  • Promote accountability for outcomes
  • Create a more predictable and sustainable Medicaid budget.
    • It was going to save money.

Your story & your suggestions are important!

We hope to see you there!

*If you wish to share your story or suggest what can be done to improve the program – please email welshbob@aol.com

This forum is sponsored by the Johnson County Task Force on Aging and Johnson County Case Management.