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Supporting The Center and Older Adults in Our Community

We help Iowa City-area seniors stay active, curious and connected.

A strong circle of friends is key to healthy aging. Friends are also essential to the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center, where we cultivate wellness, social connections, community engagement and lifelong learning for older adults and other area residents.

Friends of The Center stands hand in hand with you and others in our community to raise the funds needed to maintain and enhance programming, facilities and outreach. We work tirelessly to ensure seniors and other community members will always have a welcoming place to gather and create new friendships!

Learn more about Friends of The Center here.

  • Photo of older woman smiling, in Senior Center computer lab
  • Photo of older couple smiling, at a Senior Center event
  • Photo of older gentleman smiling, at Senior Center event

Join us in engaging seniors and fostering fun activities for all!

Your generous support assists in delivering…

  • Community enrichment through special events
  • Intellectual stimulation via a wide variety of classes
  • Social connections via groups, clubs and volunteer opportunities
  • Optimal health through individual and group fitness programs

… All provided for you by friendly staff members and dedicated volunteers! As one member says, "I feel very fortunate to live in a county with such an active and diverse senior center."

Learn more about The Center's services and programs here

Volunteer Leaders Needed!

Friends of The Center is seeking volunteer leaders interested in serving on the Board of Directors. Through fundraising and community-based initiatives, Friends of The Center supports The Center in its work to enrich the community and improve the … Read More

Questions? Meet Our Development Specialist

Jessi Simon is a part-time staff member at The Center who works in close liaison with donors and community sponsors that choose to support Friends of The Center. She was born and raised in the Iowa City area and is passionate about philanthro … Read More

Art Auction Fundraiser

The Center hosted our first Art Auction on Friday, September 27, 2019 which featured a variety of work donated by two local artists, Linda D. Brown and the late John “Big John” Birkbeck. The event gathered community members to enjoy an … Read More