About Us

The Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center is a division within the City of Iowa City. Since 1981, The Center has been offering a full array of classes, activities, volunteer opportunities, services and special events for community members, in particular those age 50+, to stay active, curious, and connected.

Mission Statement

The Center enhances quality of life by creating opportunities to support wellness, social connections, community engagement, and lifelong learning for a diverse and growing older adult population.

Vision Statement

To continue social involvement and end social isolation to people 50 plus.

Governance

The coordinator is responsible to the city manager and the city council of Iowa City. Advisory groups are used to promote participant and community involvement in the governance of The Center, which is considered vital to The Center’s successful operation.

Senior Center Commission

Members of the Senior Center Commission serve in an advisory role to the City Council with regard to the needs of the Senior Center and its participants. For more information click here.

Senior Center Working Committees

The working committees develop annual objectives and action plans that complement The Center’s current mission, values, and goals.
The Program Committee develops, implements, and evaluates classes and programs.
The Membership Committee enhances communication among members; increase participation in Center programs, activities, and services; and promote ownership of The Center’s programs and services among members.

Goals

Senior Center staff work with the Senior Center Commission and Senior Center Steering Council to strive towards these goals.

Goal #1: To raise community awareness and promote a positive image of the Senior Center.

Goal #2: To enhance financial stability of the Center.

Goal #3: To promote inclusion and diversity among participants.

Goal #4: To provide programs that promote optimal aging.

Goal #5: To enhance administrative planning practices.

Goal #6: To promote a positive image of aging and combat ageism.

Goal #7: To provide leadership in Iowa City becoming designated as an age-friendly community by the World Health Organization.

Additional Information

Conduct in the Senior Center - Code of Conduct