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About The Center

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Founded in 1981 as a division of the City of Iowa City, the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center offers a venue for local seniors to take classes, stay fit, volunteer and socialize in an open, welcoming environment. At The Center, older adults can choose from hundreds of fun activities that provide opportunities to cultivate strong friendships and enjoy every stage of life.


• Accredited by National Institute of Senior Centers

National Council on Aging





The Center’s Impact Adds Up

During Fiscal Year 2017, The Center had:

  • 1,554 members, 9.1% on low-income scholarships
  • 110,872 total visits from participants of all ages
  • 10,226 Center-sponsored activities
  • 628 volunteers gave 26,650 hours of service

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Pathways I Never Thought I Would Walk

“At The Center, I’ve found new friends, new ideas, new challenges, new experiences, and the opportunity to try new things out. It’s opening up pathways I never thought I would walk.”

Comment from our 2017 member survey