Secure LifeStyles Events

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Deposits/payments should be sent to:
Bankers Trust Company
ATTN:​ Secure LifeStyles Club​
7000 University Ave.
Windsor Heights, IA 50311 ​​​​​​

Please note: A separate registration is required for each individual planning to attend an event.​​​ ​​

Time to Garden!

May 24, 2017

10 a.m.​

It's time to think about warmer days and the fun of seeing lots of greenery and flowers. Please join us at our annual Hy-Vee Gardening Seminar. The spring flowers will be in stock so there will be lots of color for us to appreciate. 

Bring all your gardening ques​tions for expert Gary Turner to answer. He will suggest items to help your flowers and vegetables grow, while also protecting them from pests. Bring a jacket (just in case), sunglasses and gardening gloves so you can plant your own beautiful container to take home with you.

Please register by Wednesday, May 17, to reserve a spot. 

The class is limited to 40 attendees.​



8701 Douglas Ave., Urbandale​





Benefits of Proactive Planning

June 13, 2017

9  10:30 a.m.

There comes a time when each of us will need someone to assist with our financial affairs and healthcare decisions. In some cases this may be the result of an accident or a prolonged illness. In other cases it may not occur until our final days. Regardless of the timing, proactive planning allows us to plan for different "what if" scenarios and ensure that our wishes are known and respected. Having the right documents in place is one piece of the plan; the other piece is taking the time to talk with our loved ones about our wishes. 

Aging introduces a variety of challenges for senior individuals and their family members. By providing a neutral facilitator to lead these conversations, mediation allows families to resolve their differences and develop a plan through a respectful and proactive process. This presentation will explain the different uses and benefits of powers of attorney (financial and healthcare), wills and trusts, and family mediation.

Our speaker, Kristen Hall, is an attorney and mediator in private practice in Des Moines. Kristen believes in proactive problem solving and strives to make the legal system less intimidating for her clients. Kristen conducts trainings and presentations on mediation, conflict resolution, and servant leadership. She received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. from Drake University.

This class is limited to 15 attendees.


Bankers Trust Windsor Heights Branch

7000 University Ave., Windsor Heights​





Making Your House A Home

June 15, 2017

3:30 p.m.

Do you ever feel lost when it comes to decorating your home? Do you feel overwhelmed when you visit your local paint store with thousands of color choices staring back at you? What is this craze about color trends and how color affects you? If you have ever pondered any of these questions, this seminar is just for you! Kara Steele, owner of Divine Designs by Kara, will discuss these topics and share tips and tricks to tackle your home's aesthetics. Come and enjoy this interactive session as Kara shares her passion for color and decorating.

This session is limited to 35 attendees.


Johnston Public Library

6700 Merle Hay Rd., Johnston



Free for SLC members

$5 for non-SLC members​



Woodland Cemetery Tour

June 24, 2017

1:00 p.m.

Established in 1848, Woodland is the oldest cemetery in Des Moines and the final resting place for many of the prominent citizens in our past. Please join us as we take a walk through history with Archie Cook, a history buff and teacher at North High School. He has spent countless hours researching the cemetery's history and the lives of the people buried there – people with names such as Fleur, Hubbell, and Younker.

Special note: this tour requires extensive walking which will include walking up and down hills and through uneven terrain. Please be sure to wear appropriate walking shoes. It is also suggested to bring a bottle of water.

This tour is limited to 40 attendees.


Woodland Cemetery

2019 Woodland Ave., Des Moines​



(donation to Woodland Cemetery restoration)



AARP Safe Driver Courses

Cars and the technology inside them has changed. And so have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads we drive on. 

The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation's first and largest classroom driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older to live more independently and enhance their quality of life. The program incorporates adult learning principles in an easy-to-follow format with videos to supplement course content.

Many participants report changing at least one key driving behavior for the better as a result of what they learned in the course and felt the information learned in the course prevented them from being in a crash. Plus, you may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completion of the course. Please consult your insurance agent for details.

Please visit to register for one of the following dates.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017  •  12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Bankers Trust West Des Moines Branch
620 S. 60th St., West Des Moines

​Wednesday, May 17, 2017  •  12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Bankers Trust South Branch
655 E. Army Post Rd., Des Moines

​Thursday, June 15, 2017  •  12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Bankers Trust Altoona Branch
3820 8th St., S.W., Altoona

​Tuesday, June 20, 2017  •  12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Bankers Trust Windsor Heights Branch
7000 University Ave., Windsor Heights


$10 for AARP Members

$15 for non-AARP members


Dubuque and Galena Fall Tour

October 11-12, 2017

Depart at 7:00 a.m. 

On day one of this trip you will travel to Dyersville, IA where you'll visit the National Farm Toy Museum and the Basilica of St. Frances Xavier. You'll then travel to Dubuque, Iowa to visit Cable Car Square and take a ride on the Fenlon Place Elevator for beautiful views of the Mississippi River. After checking into your room at the Holiday Inn, you'll enjoy a murder mystery dinner at the Stone Cliff Winery. 

Day two continues with a drive to Sinsinawa, WI for a tour of Sinsinawa Mound. Next stop is Galena, IL where you'll stroll the quaint streets filled with shops, art galleries and restaurants. You'll also tour the Belvedere Mansion and make a stop at Czipar's Apple Orchard before traveling home. A dinner stop will be made along the way with anticipated return to Des Moines at approximately 8 p.m.  

More details will be provided in the July, 2017 newsletter. 


$299 per person, double occupancy

$289 per person, triple/quad occupancy

$359 single occupancy​



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