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Four Senior Centers Earn NISC Accreditation in June

Congratulations to four senior centers, three in Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey, on earning National Senior Center Accreditation this June. The interest, effort, and investment into the self-assessment and accreditation process shows that each ceter values providing quality services for their communities.

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2013 NISC Awards: Nature, Novels, & Nonfiction

Minnetonka Senior Services developed an innovative approach to encouraging active and literary engagement for those 55+. "Nature, Novels, & Nonfiction" is an adventure book club where participants meet monthly to read on the subject of a specific leisure interest or activity, and then are supported to participate in that activity.

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NISC Welcomes New Leadership

At the last NISC Executive Committee meeting on June 26, NISC welcomed four new leaders.

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Help is a two-way street

Kay Roberson is a lifelong volunteer. When she heard that Surrey Services for Seniors was looking for someone to provide manicures to members, she offered to help. Turns out, she got some help for herself as well.

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Media Boost Gives Extra Help to Michigan Seniors

The state of Michigan has more than 62,000 Medicare beneficiaries who may be eligible for the Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS/Extra Help), but are not enrolled in the program. Now thanks to a timely, well-placed article in a widely read newspaper, more Michigan Medicare beneficiaries are connected to Extra Help.

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Senior SNAP Outreach Materials

Use these materials to reach older adults in your community and encourage them to apply for SNAP!

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SNAP Outreach: Online Badges

Place these ads to your website to direct seniors to, where they can easily find out if they are eligible for SNAP and get their state’s application.

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Appropriations Season Heating Up

The FY15 appropriations process is in full swing, and we’ve updated our funding table to share the latest numbers.

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Seniors & SNAP: 5 Myths Busted

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) helps 4 million low-income older Americans buy nutritious foods. But, many older adults are confused by common myths about the program. Get the facts with our new infographic!

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2013 NISC Awards: Simple Solutions Expo

The Wayland Council on Aging sponsored a "Simple Solutions Expo," which included presentations, vendor exhibits, demonstrations, and free raffles all targeted at "living more comfortably in your own home."

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