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Crown Point Community Center

Due to renovations, the Crown Point Community Center is closed. 

Johnston seniors are invited to attend meals and activities at any of the surrounding Polk County Community Centers. The Northwest Community Center (5110 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines) and Grimes (410 SE Main Street, Grimes) locations are both 6 miles from Crown Point and the closest locations during this time. 

If a senior wants to ride the bus to the Northwest Community Center ONLY, they need to contact Maureen at 515-279-2767 by Thursday of the week before. The bus will pick up at Crown Point at 10:30 a.m. and then will return to Crown Point around 12:30 p.m. If a senior is interested in lunch at the Northwest site, they need to sign up by 1:00 p.m. the day before with Maureen. Additionally, if seniors would like to go to the Grimes site, call Hollie at 515-986-5747 to sign up for a meal. There is no transportation option to the Grimes location. 

Senior Dining Center Menu

During the Crown Point Community Center renovation, Johnston seniors can still access the daily meal offered by Polk County Senior Services at any Polk County Community Center. The closest locations are the Northwest and Grimes sites. The Northwest Community Center is located at 5110 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines. Please get in touch with the Center at 515-279-2767 for additional information. The Grimes site is located at 410 SE Main Street, Grimes. Please get in touch with the Center at 515-986-1524. 

All meals have been verified to meet the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Nutrition Research Council of the National Academy of Science.

Senior Citizens Advisory Board

The City of Johnston's Senior Citizens Advisory Board is composed of nine residents, none of whom hold any elective position in the city. The members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Council.

Read Chapter 26 of the Johnston City Code, which details the role of the Johnston Senior Advisory Board.

Weekly Ongoing Activities:

Crown Point Community Center is currently closed for renovation. During this time, activities will be held in various locations. 

Tuesday: Yoga with Janis Ware at 9:15 a.m. at the Johnston Public Library. Please register by emailing Mandy Willey - space is limited. 

Thursday: Tai Chi with Kristin Sherman at 9:15 a.m. at the Johnston Public Library. This is a registration-only program. Please register by emailing Mandy Willey - space is limited. There will not be a class on Thursday, February 8. Fill out the online registration form by visiting www.cityofjohnston.com/FormCenter/Parks-9/Tai-Chai-Waiver-82.

Social Card Club is held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Saylorville Training Room within Johnston City Hall (6221 Merle Hay Rd.).

 Friday:  Social Card Club is held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Saylorville Training Room within Johnston City Hall (6221 Merle Hay Rd.).