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Join The Center

Are you 50 years old or older? Are you interested in meeting people and staying active? If you answered “yes” to these questions, we encourage you to consider joining the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center! As a member, you receive numerous benefits, including access to a rich variety of programs, services and amenities.


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Affordable Membership

As Friends of The Center, we raise funds to make access to The Center affordable for all community members. To provide assistance to seniors living on fixed incomes, the Friends organization funds the low-income Discounted Membership Program. As a result, all of our community’s older adults can stay active, curious and connected!

Membership Costs

Iowa City Residents
  • $40 per year
  • $25 per additional household member
Non-Iowa City Residents
  • $75 per year
  • $45 per additional household member
Discounted Membership Program
  • Eligibility based on meeting income criteria
  • Membership for $10 per year
  • Parking permit for $10 per year
  • Class fees charged by The Center are waived
  • 25% discount on classes conducted by independent contractors


Parking Discount for Members

Parking is located in the Tower Place Parking Ramp, conveniently connected to The Center by a skywalk. Additional handicapped parking is also available on Linn Street. To learn more about parking options, Learn More.


Help Our Community Thrive

Friends of The Center appreciates your help in funding discounted memberships for low-income seniors, as well as the programs and services that help make the Iowa City area a great place to live. Please consider making a donation today.

Until I Discovered The Center

"I was floundering in retirement until I discovered courses at the Senior Center. Gradually my days became filled, both at home preparing for class, in class, and meeting with new friends outside of class."

Comment from our 2017 member survey