“Senior centers are the first stop for millions of older adults who are looking for ways to stay healthy and engaged in their communities”
Senior Center Month is sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC)—the only national organization focused solely on supporting the nation’s 11,000 senior centers.
This year’s theme is: Senior Centers: Experts at Living Well. Today’s senior centers offer dozens of opportunities for fitness, lifelong learning, and volunteering that empower older adults to remain healthy, active, and independent in their communities.
In addition to providing meals and access to benefits, many centers offer health programs that have been proven to help seniors prevent disease and manage chronic conditions—improving their quality of life and reducing health care costs.
NISC is a dynamic network for professionals working to reinvigorate the role of senior centers. It offers the nation’s only Senior Center Accreditation Program, which serves as a guide for centers to improve their operations and the quality of centers nationwide.
In honor of Senior Center Month, NISC is offering senior centers tips and resources to promote their programs. Materials are available at www.ncoa.org/NISC.
“Senior centers are the first stop for millions of older adults who are looking for ways to stay healthy and engaged in their communities,” said James Firman, NCOA president and CEO. “Through their innovative programs, senior centers empower their participants to become experts at living well in a friendly, fun, and welcoming environment.”
The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA’s mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. NCOA is a national voice for older Americans and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities. www.ncoa.org | www.facebook.com/NCOAging | www.twitter.com/NCOAging