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Residents Rights Month- Alternatives for the Older Adult PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ellen Berberich   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 08:44

Across the country, residents of nursing homes and other long term care facilities along with family member, ombudsmen, citizen advocates, facility staff and others will honor the individual rights of long- term care residents by celebrating Residents’ Rights Month. Residents’ Rights Month is an annual event held in October by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long- term Care (The Consumer Voice) to celebrate and focus on awareness of dignity, respect and the value of long-term residents.

The theme for Residents’ Rights Month 2013 is, “Speak Out Against Elder Abuse” with the goal of encouraging residents and others to be educated about and speak out again elder abuse.

“Residents’ Rights Month is an excellent opportunity to re-affirm our collective commitment to residents‘ rights and to honor long-term care residents,” said Sarah F. Wells, Consumer Voice Executive Director. “We want to help create a safe and secure environment for older adults and individuals with disabilities, no matter where they may happen to live. Whether it’s the residents themselves or witnesses of elder abuse, there is no reason some should keep quiet and avoid taking action. We hope to facilitate and encourage ways for residents, their loved ones, or witnesses of elder abuse to use their voice and speak out against this serious issue.”

The Nursing Home Reform Law, passed in 1987, guarantees nursing home residents their individual rights, including but not limited to: individualized care, respect, dignity, the right to visitation, the right to privacy, the right to complain and the right to make independent choices. Residents who have made their home in other types of facilities such as assisted living, supportive living or skilled nursing facilities maintain their rights as U.S. Citizens. Residents’ Rights Month raises awareness about these rights and pays tribute to the unique contributions of long-term residents.

The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has worked for more than 30 years to promote residents’ rights daily. More than 8,000 volunteers and 1,000 paid staff are advocates for residents in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Authorized under the Older Americans Act and administered by the Administration on Aging, the program also provides information on how to find a facility, conducts community education sessions and supports residents, their families and the public with one-on-one consultations regarding long term care.

Alternatives for the Older Adult, a nonprofit which promotes the independence and quality of life of older adults and their families, recognizes the importance of residents’ rights by providing the Ombudsman Program for ten counties in the state of Illinois including Rock Island, Mercer, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Putnam, Bureau, Warren and Henderson County.

Regional Ombudsman for Alternatives for the Older Adult Nancy Schold explains why the community should recognize the importance of Residents’ Rights Month.

“Residents retain all of the rights they enjoyed while living in the community. As with every other citizen of Illinois, the rights of nursing home residents are guaranteed by the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Illinois.  Residents retain the rights of free speech, practice of religion, freedom from unlawful search or seizure, and the right to vote. In addition, Residents gain the additional rights of safety and good care.” Schold said.

For more information about Residents’ Rights Month or the Ombudsman Program contact Alternatives for the Older Adult.

Dial M for Murder opens Oct. 10 at The Old Creamery Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelly Klimes   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 07:31
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Amana – Everyone knows there’s no such thing as a perfect crime….or is there? When a husband marries for money and then decides to cash in his wife’s chips, chaos follows as everything unravels and suspicions shift in this classic thriller full of suspense that you won’t want to miss.

Directed by Rachael Lindhart of Iowa City, the cast of Dial M for Murder consists of Jeff Haffner of Cleveland, Ohio, William Groth of New York City, Garrett Lawson of Oklahoma, Richard Marlatt of Chicago, Jackie McCall of Marengo and Dion Stover, also of Chicago.

Tickets are $27.50 for adults and $18 for students. Show times are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Student rush tickets are available half an hour before performances. A student ID is required to get this special rate of $12 per ticket. Group rates for 15 people or more are available.

Dial M for Murder is rated Theatre PG and runs through Nov. 10.

KKRQ is the media sponsor for Dial M for Murder.

Call the box office at 319 622-6262 or visit the website at for tickets or more information. Walk-ins are always welcome if seats are available. Reservations are highly recommended.

The Old Creamery Theatre Company is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. The company is celebrating 42 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest.




City Circle Acting Company Presents Monty Python’s Spamalot , October 25-November 3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emil Rinderspacher   
Monday, 30 September 2013 15:58

City Circle Acting Company will present Monty Python’s Spamalot , October 25 –November 3 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Performances are October 25, 26 and November 1,2 at 7:30 pm and October 26 and November 3 at 2:00 pm

Winner of the 2005 Tony for Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the classic film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. Directed by Krista Neumann, the show tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Spamalot raises silliness to an art form!

Music is by Eric Idle, John Du Prez, and Neil Inne with book and lyrics by Eric Idle. The University of Iowa Credit Union is the supporting sponsor.

Tickets are $12-$27 and can be purchased online at or by calling 319.248.9370 or in person at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th Street and at the Coralville Recreation Center at 1506 8th Street.

ASL interpreters will be translating the performance on Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 pm.  Please call 319.248.9372 to request seating in the ASL section.

City Circle and the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts are sponsoring a food drive during Spamalot to benefit the Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry.  Anyone bringing a non-perishable food item or monetary donation will be entered into a raffle for two tickets to opening night of City Circle’s A Christmas Carol.


Ballet Quad Cities Welcomes Domingo Rubio PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ballet Quad Cities   
Monday, 30 September 2013 15:43

October 11 & 12, 2013 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Scottish Rite Cathedral
1800 7th Avenue, Moline, IL
Tickets on sale at Ballet Quad Cities or

Available at the door

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

$22 - Adults ** $12 - age 18 & under

Auditions for A Christmas Carol PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emil Rinderspacher   
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:35

City Circle Acting Company Announces Auditions for A Christmas Carol.

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will hold auditions for its holiday production of Dickens’  A Christmas Carol on Saturday, October 5  from 10 am- 4 pm at the Coralville Public Library.

Be prepared to read from the script. Monologues are welcome. You will be asked to sing a few bars from a favorite Christmas carol a cappella.  To schedule an audition, complete and submit the audition form at Walk ups are welcome.

A Christmas Carol will be performed December 13 – December 22, 2013 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.


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