Prime Time Alive

Created specifically for those age 50 and older, Prime Time Alive is an inexpensive membership program that helps people live and age well. Prime Time Alive helps you or a loved one take an active role in well-being through a variety of educational programs and events that promote that vital balance of physical, financial, emotional and spiritual components in your life.

Prime Time Alive Programs and Events

Members in Mary Greeley Medical Center’s Prime Time Alive Program have access to a range of activities, including:

  • Educational Programs: A selection of educational programs on physical, social, intellectual, emotional, financial, and spiritual wellness are available. Free blood pressure screenings are offered 30 minutes prior to most education sessions.
  • Mallwalkers: Monthly programs are held at North Grand Mall in Ames the first Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m. Have your blood pressure taken, listen to a short educational program or walk laps.
  • Trips: Join your Prime Time Alive friends on day and overnight trips throughout the year. When traveling with Prime Time Alive, remember all the planning and driving is taken care of for you.
  • Social Events: Our holiday gathering and other social events provide great opportunities to meet people.
  • Fitness Discounts: A variety of fitness discounts are available to Prime Time Alive members through Mary Greeley Rehab & Wellness and the Story City Lifetime Fitness Center.
  • Lifeline Discount: Lifeline is a 24-hours personal monitoring system. For Prime Time Alive members, Mary Greeley Medical Center Home Health Services will waive the setup fee for new subscribers or will give one (1) free month to current subscribers. For more information, call 515-239-6730.
  • Massage Therapy - Enjoy a 15% discount on all massage therapy services at Mary Greeley. For more information, you may request an appointment online, or call 515-239-6770 in Ames or 515-733-4029 in Story City.
  • Cafeteria Discount: A 10 percent discount on meals served in the cafeteria is given to all Prime Time Alive members. Simply show your Prime Time Alive membership card to the cashier.
  • Burgie's Coffee & Tea Company: Receive a 10% discount on any purchase at Burgie's located at Mary Greeley. All you need to do is show your Prime Time Alive card to receive the discount.

Prime Time Alive Membership Details

Prime Time Alive membership costs just $15 a year. In addition to programs and events, members receive:

  • A free, 400-page medical self-care book, Healthwise for Life, containing specific information about issues affecting older adults, discounts on wellness screenings and several other perks.
  • The second member in a household to join may receive a canvas tote with shoulder strap.

How to Join Prime Time Alive

To join Prime Time Alive, download the brochure and complete the enrollment form and return it with your $15 membership fee. Or request an enrollment form via e-mail.  You may also call us at 515-239-2423 in Ames or 800-303-9574 from anywhere in Iowa. Membership runs from July 1 to June 30 of every year. Renewal notices are mailed in June.

More Ways to Stay Healthy as You Age

Our Senior Health Learning Center provides links to how-to information on special health concerns of seniors. Includes healthy aging, sexuality, hearing loss, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Also covers choosing a nursing home.

You can take steps now to eat better and manage chronic conditions, including diabetes. Learn more about the types of diabetes, and find guidelines for creating a healthy eating plan. In addition, the Mary Greeley Medical Center Diabetes & Nutrition Education Center offers specially trained staff that can help you make better choices. Request an appointment, or contact the center at 515-956-2880.

Get Started Today!

Learn more about Mary Greeley Medical Center Older Adult Services. Call us at 515-239-2423 in Ames or 800-303-9574 from anywhere in Iowa.

Additional Resources

First Nurse

  • First Nurse: Talk to one of our nurses 24 hours a day for free health care advice, resources and referrals! Call 515-239-6877 or 800-524-6877.
  • Health Library: Search our online library containing information on health conditions, medications, medical tests, and more.