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Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center  

28 S. Linn Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
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Linda Kopping
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Phone Numbers
Business: 319-356-5220
Fax: 319-356-5226



Business Hours
8 AM - 5 PM,
Monday - Friday

Extended Member Hours
7 AM - 7 PM,
Monday - Thursday

7 AM - 5 PM, Friday

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM,
Saturday & Sunday

Building hours are often extended to accommodate evening and weekend programming. Please see the Calendar of Events on The Center's website for program schedule.

Elder Services' Nutrition Program Hours
11 AM - 12:30 PM, daily

Description of Organization and Service Provided
The mission of the Senior Center is to promote optimal aging among older adults by offering programs and services that promote wellness, social interaction, community engagement, and intellectual growth. The Center serves the public through intergenerational programming and community outreach.

Located in a beautifully restored historic post office on the corner of Linn and Washington Streets in downtown Iowa City, The Center has been serving adults age 50+ since 1981.

Classes are taught by knowledgeable instructors and independent contractors in a wide range of areas including art, current events, dance, environment, fitness, literature, languages, history, philosophy, religion, science, technology, wellness, and more.

The Center's many groups and clubs offer opportunities to get involved with music, dance, and theatre performance; video production; fitness; leisure activities; and social activities.

Free professional services are available to the public, including legal counseling, health insurance counseling, advance care planning, individual counseling, and income tax preparation. The Center also provides support to local agencies that offer services to seniors, including the Visiting Nurse Association and Elder Services, Inc.

Membership is available to anyone age 50 and above and carries many benefits. Members can use the fitness areas, computer lab, painting studio, and billiards room; participate in classes and activities that are reserved for members only; receive reduced participation fees for some classes; and receive discounted parking while visiting The Center.

The Center is your place to connect!

Membership is open to adults age 50+. Membership is required to participate in some activities, though many events are open to the public and people of all ages.

Cost of Service
Many activities are free and open to the public. Class fees are sometimes used to cover the costs of materials and/or instruction for a particular class.

Memberships, which provide expanded access to programs and services, are available to adults age 50+. Becoming a member of The Senior Center is easy. We have a modest annual membership fee of $33 for Iowa City residents, $60 for non-Iowa City residents of Johnson County, and $96 for people who live outside of Johnson County. Memberships can be purchased throughout the year and are good for one year from the date of purchase. Family and low-income discounts are available.

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This page was last updated by the provider on 12/7/2012

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