28 South Linn Street
Adults of all ages are invited for an afternoon of speed “friendshipping” on Tuesday, September 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at 28 S. Linn Street in Iowa City. Using a speed dating format (but for making friends rather than dating), you’ll have a chance to meet and chat with community members of all ages, have some fun, and potentially take the first step in creating new and lasting friendships. We’ll start with a group ice breaker activity, shift to one-on-one conversations, and wrap up with open socializing and snacks from a build-your-own trail mix bar.
Everyone has stories, experiences, and perspectives to share. This is an opportunity to connect and share with people from different generations and peers alike, and maybe even challenge some assumptions on both ends of the age spectrum.
This is the inaugural event of The Center’s intergenerational social group, a collaboration of Senior Center members, University of Iowa students, and community members of all ages. The group has planned monthly events this fall to encourage people of all ages to get together and make connections across generations in a fun and informal setting. The group hopes to provide members of the public with opportunities to get more involved in the community, stimulate their social routines, break down barriers between age groups, meet new people, and have fun with adults of all ages.
Save the Date: The group’s next event is an intergenerational board game social on Tuesday, October 24 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.