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About Us

We’re about independent aging

TRAIL of Johnson County, an IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was formed when two groups of Iowa City-area neighbors and friends, who are at or near retirement age, discovered their shared interest in aging in place. Rather than moving to traditional senior-living facilities, we prefer to remain in our own homes as we grow older.

But we recognize that we’ll need assistance along the way, from home repair to personal care. And that’s how TRAIL was born.

A “virtual village” for at-home help

TRAIL’s mission is to help older adults in Johnson County live and age safely and comfortably in their own homes.

For a monthly or yearly membership fee, TRAIL offers access to the following services and benefits:

  • Volunteer assistance to meet needs such as daily check-in, transportation, light handy-person assistance, home technology assistance, health care services navigation and advocacy, and house checks when you are away
  • Access to prescreened professional service providers to meet service needs beyond the capacity of volunteers; these providers are screened by TRAIL to insure honesty, reliability, expertise, fair pricing and overall positive customer relationships
  • Participation in TRAIL-sponsored social events, such as book groups, card parties, coffees, educational programs, group outings

In developing our plans for TRAIL, we relied on the Village to Village Network, a nationwide movement of nearly 200 member-based organizations offering at-home services that allow older adults to successfully age in place. This network provided TRAIL with much of the information and resources needed for bringing our plans to fruition.

Our core values and goals

To encourage healthy communities throughout Johnson County, we support:

  • Vibrant, cohesive, diverse, multigenerational neighborhoods
  • Affordable housing for all
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Healthy lifestyles

TRAIL of Johnson County is committed to:

  • Respect for others, regardless of age or circumstance
  • Integrity in the conduct of all TRAIL activities
  • Transparency in our business decisions and financial transactions
  • Sustainability for our organization and the Earth we share
  • Collaboration with individuals and groups that advance our mission

TRAIL relies on volunteers for much of what we do. If you have time to spare and skills you’d like to put to work in helping others, contact us for more information!

Donate or Join!

TRAIL is now accepting donations and membership applications online.

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