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 quality of life for adults over 50.
If you or someone you know is passionate about helping … Read More
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 philanthropy and helping others to live a healthy, active and fulfilling life at all ages and stages. It is he … Read More
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 evening of live entertainment, a dessert bar, and complimentary beer and cider samples from Big Gro … Read More
The Iowa City Senior Center is pleased to announce the installation of the Simple & Free: Pantry Exchange which will utilize a familiar, compelling concept to assist those with food insecurity. Studies show that older adults are at a higher risk of being food insecure and the Simple & Free: Pantry Exchange now offers a … Read More
On July 17, 2018, the City of Iowa City announced that LaTasha DeLoach has been hired to serve as the new coordinator of the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center. LaTasha has worked for Johnson County Social Services for the past 10 years, most recently serving as Community Projects Specialist. She has a Master of Social Work degree from … Read More
As many of you know, Friends of The Center was established as an I.R.C. Sec. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2003 when The Center’s longstanding funding streams began to change. Until then, Iowa City and Johnson County provided 80% and 20% of The Center’s operational funding respectively. The Center didn’t have a fundraisin … Read More
After 23 years of service, I am retiring effective Friday, April 27.
I started as the Senior Center’s program specialist in 1995 and a year later I transitioned to the coordinator position. Someone asked me the other day what kind of changes have taken place since I started. My response was, “everything.”
Th … Read More
The most recent fiscal year-end fundraising returns for Friends of The Center show a continuation of the upward trend that began two years ago, when the Senior Center was asked by the City to increase the revenue it contributes to its yearly budget.
A renewed effort on fundraising – and the generosity of Center members, friends a … Read More
After more than a year of planning, construction and content creation, a brand-new website for Friends of The Center is online and open for business at www.icseniorcenterfriends.org. As Senior Center Coordinator and Friends Board of Directors secretary/treasurer Linda Kopping explains, the new s … Read More