NISC 2012 Programs of Excellence Award Winners
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NISC 2012 Programs of Excellence Award Winners


Date: May 16, 2013

Time: 01:30 PM ET - 02:30 PM ET

Type: Webinar

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Sponsored by: NCOA's National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC)

Listen and learn as six senior centers describe their award-winning programs!

Download the complete 2012 NISC Programs of Excellence Awards (NISC members only; login required)

I Teach You, You Teach Me
Farmers Branch Senior Center, Farmers Branch, TX
Discover how this senior center put technical skills and leisure activities together in a weekly summer program where both groups taught each other what they knew best and learned valuable information that helped make their lives better.

Explore How to Fuel a Creative Life Out Loud Through the Teachings of Leonardo da Vinci
Hollin Hall Senior Center Department of Neighborhood & Community Services, Alexandria, VA
Walk us through this six-weeks series of exploration on how to become more creative. How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael Gelb and Sir Ken Robinson readings are inspirations and guides for the class.   

Forever Young
Klein JCC Senior Center, Philadelphia, PA
Discover this senior center fundraiser featuring Dr. Andrew Weil and five other nationally renowned speakers, where attendees learned about integrated medicine, healthy aging, meditation and mindfulness, the importance of sleep, and more. 

Seniors Helping Seniors
Hancock County Senior Services, New Cumberland, WV
Learn about this program that promotes independence and keeps older adults in their homes. Seniors Helping Seniors utilizes trained and certified volunteers to facilitate the work. The center partners with the local community college to provide the training and certification in electrical, plumbing, and carpentry.

EarthBox Giveaway Program, Container Gardening for Seniors
Rancho and Lakeview Senior Centers, Irvine, CA
The EarthBox Giveaway program allows seniors with physical and strength limitations as well as space limitations to produce homegrown fruits and vegetables and seasonal plants and flowers. 

African American History in Lutherville
Bykota Senior Center, Towson, MD
During Black History Month, this program highlighted the African American History of the region. Participants talked about the history with rich stories and memories from direct experience in addition to researched facts.


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