Join an important conversation on aging and community design at the Senior Center on Thursday, March 9, 2017​. 
Zachary Benedict flyer

Architect Zachary Benedict will present “Becoming a More Age-Friendly Community” at 6 p.m. at the Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street.  Benedict is a leading voice in the “Lifetime Community” movement that focuses on the socio-economic benefits of age-friendly neighborhoods. A panel discussion that includes local stakeholders will follow his presentation.

The panel discussion, moderated by Benedict, will run from 7 to 8 p.m. and will focus on age-friendly initiatives in our own community such as TRAIL, Prairie Hill Co-Housing, and Oaknoll.

As Iowa City and Johnson County receive national recognition as ideal retirement destinations, participants will discuss how to make our community more welcoming – not only for new residents, but for existing residents interested in walkable, intergenerational neighborhoods, as well as other quality of life indicators. The conversation will also focus on age-friendly improvements for people of all ages that can be enjoyed today and for generations to come.

This program is being presented as part of The Center’s 2017 program theme “Age More,” which examines ageism and what it means to age in place by exploring values, systems, and beliefs that make up our community.

There is no charge to attend and people of all ages are encouraged to come for the presentation and discussion.

The event is co-sponsored by Friends of The Center, The University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning, and Hills Bank and Trust Company.

For more information, contact Senior Center Program Specialist Michelle Buhman at 319-356-5222 or or visit

Date of publication

Thursday, February 23, 2017