Tour of Miracles in Motion Therapeutic Equestrian Center  (20 Sept, 1p)
Flu Vaccination Clinic  (11 Oct, 12-2p)
Talk: Transforming the University of Iowa  (25 Oct, 1-2:30p)
UI Benefits Update  (8 Nov, 2-4p)
Meet President Bruce Harreld (3 Dec, 1p)

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, beginning at 1:00 pm, you can Spend a fall afternoon touring the Miracles in Motion Therapeutic Equestrian Center just west of Swisher.  You’ll tour the facilities, hear about their programs and facilities, and have a chance to meet the horses.  Miracles in Motion, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, uses horses to work effectively with adults and children who, due to disabilities or complex medical conditions, need assistance in developing the kinds of everyday skills that allow them to function more independently at home, school, or work.  Begun in 1988 with six students and borrowed horses, Miracles in Motion now serves more than 100 students each year with a work force of over 100 trained volunteers and a herd of 17 horses at its Equestrian Center near Swisher.  Its students, children and adults with physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges, come from Linn and Johnson Counties, as well as other nearby counties.  Miracles offers several options for people with physical, motor, social, or cognitive disabilities, including therapeutic riding classes, hippotherapy sessions, unmounted programs, or a combination of these experiences to aid in rehabilitation, therapy routines, and strengthening.  They also have a MVECS (Military Veterans Equine Care Squad), designed not only with the veteran in mind, but also the family or partners who provide support and are also experiencing challenges and changes to help reduce the sense of isolation and create a shared experience.  The Equestrian Center is located on 70 acres just west of Swisher.  The facility includes indoor and outdoor arenas and a stable with 10 stalls.  In 2006 a new outdoor arena and pavilion were added.  A sensory trail has been incorporated into the space around these newer facilities.  Listen to Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa June 7 program featuring Miracles in Motion.  Directions and Parking:  Head north on I-380 north and take exit 10 (Swisher/Shueyville).  Turn left on County Rd 12 (120 St) toward Swisher. Go 3.28 miles (through Swisher).  Turn left into the Center, which has a paved parking lot. The street address is 2049 120th St. NW, Swisher, IA 52338.

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, from noon to 2:00 pm, the Visiting Nurses Association will again present their Flu Vaccination Clinic at the Coralville branch of Hills Bank (lower level), 1009 Second Street, Coralville.  Details forthcoming.

On Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Rod Lehnertz, UI Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations will present Transforming the University of Iowa, in Schwab Auditorium, Coralville Public Library  (lower level).  Details forthcoming.

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Jessica Wade, Assistant Director of Benefits and Lori Felger, Client Consultant for Health Alliance Medical Plans will present the annual U.I. Benefits Update at Parkview Church, 15 Foster Road, Iowa City.  Details forthcoming.

On Monday, December 3, 2018, at 1:00 pm, you are invited to Meet President Bruce Harreld in the Levitt Center for Advancement, Park Road.  Details forthcoming.


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