As part of its 35th anniversary celebration, the Iowa City / Johnson County Senior Center will host an open house and ice cream social from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held at the center at 28 S. Linn Street in Iowa City.

The open house will showcase the facility and highlight many educational, recreational, and entertainment opportunities scheduled in the upcoming season. The fall program guide lists over 150 programs, services, and volunteer opportunities in the areas of art, technology, fitness, history, math, science, music, planning ahead, and other topics.

Tours of the building, which served as Iowa City’s Post Office from 1904 to 1975 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will be scheduled every 30 minutes. Guests will also be able to meet some of the center’s instructors, learn about the many benefits of membership, sign up for door prizes, and enjoy a free chair massage. 

The Senior Center first opened in September 1981. While the programs and events offered have grown and changed over the past 35 years, one thing remains the same: The Center offers community members aged 50 and over a place to gather to stay active, curious, and connected.

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

Date of publication

Tuesday, August 09, 2016