To mark the start of its 35th year, volunteers and staff of the Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center -- more commonly referred to as “The Center” -- will host an open house from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7 to showcase the facility, kick off a new membership drive, and let area residents explore the many opportunities and benefits of a Center membership. There is no fee to attend the event, but guests are asked to bring a friend along to generate even more exposure to The Center and its programming. The Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center is the only accredited facility of its kind in the state of Iowa, and one of only 200 nationwide.

In addition to a free continental breakfast, guests will be able to tour the facility, including the exercise room, classrooms, and other activity areas, meet some of the Center’s instructors, and learn about the many classes, workshops, events, and perks available with a membership. There will also be drawings for door prizes!

The Center is located in the historic former Iowa City Post Office at 28 S. Linn Street. It serves people from Iowa City, Johnson County, and outlying areas aged 50 and older with classes, programs and activities that promote wellness, social interaction, community engagement, and intellectual growth. Annual membership fees are $33 per person for Iowa City residents, $60 per person for non-Iowa City residents of Johnson County, and $96 per person per year for residents outside the county. Additional household members are offered memberships at a reduced rate.

For more information, contact Emily Light, Community Outreach Specialist, at 319-356-5224 or

Date of publication

Tuesday, December 29, 2015