WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Senior center professionals from around the country will gather in Sturbridge, MA, Oct. 2-4 to share innovative strategies to help older adults remain healthy and economically secure in their own homes and communities.
“At their local center, older adults discover ways to manage their health, volunteer, learn new skills, and get support to stay in their homes. NCOA is proud to sponsor this conference to strengthen senior centers and prepare them for the future.”
Senior Centers 2013: Where Do We Grow from Here? is the only national conference focused on helping senior centers better serve America’s rapidly aging population. The event is sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) and the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging (MCOA).
“Every day, the nation’s 11,400 senior centers serve more than 1 million older adults,” said James Firman, NCOA president and CEO. “At their local center, older adults discover ways to manage their health, volunteer, learn new skills, and get support to stay in their homes. NCOA is proud to sponsor this conference to strengthen senior centers and prepare them for the future.”
Professionals can register for the conference online at www.mcoaonline.com. Event highlights include:
- Over 90 workshops covering evidence-based wellness programming, 50+ encore careers, healthy communities, civic engagement, outreach to underserved populations, emergency planning, benefits, and more
- Plenary sessions with national leaders, including Firman and Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging
- Field trips to local outstanding senior centers
- Unveiling of the new Massachusetts version of NCOA’s BenefitsCheckUp®, a free online service that screens seniors for benefits to pay for daily costs
For more information, please visit www.ncoa.org/NISC.
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