National Institute of Senior Centers
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Congratulations to Brooklets Place in, Easton, MD, for achieving National Senior Center Accreditation in February 2020.

This is the first accreditation for this rural Maryland senior center.

COVID-19 Resources for Senior Centers

Get the latest best practice information that senior centers are using to prevent coronavirus spread and keep participants safe.

Congratulations to five senior centers on achieving National Accreditation

Congratulations to the five centers awarded national accreditation in January 2020. The newly accredited sites include Hingham Senior Center, MA; Madison Senior Center, WI; Wayne Senior Center, PA, and two centers in Worcester County, MD, the Snow Hill Senior Center and Pocomoke City Senior Center.

Upcoming Events

Establish a Volunteer led Social Wellness Call Program: Train the Trainer Webinar

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about this Train the Trainer program for making wellness calls provided by the Motion Picture and Television Fund in this NISC webinar.

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Age+Action 2020 Virtual Conference

June 8 - June 11

Join NCOA and professionals from across the country who believe that every person deserves to age well.

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