Key Takeaways

  • Find out why you and your team should be part of the organization that's setting the standard for the future of senior centers.

  • Sign up to become a NISC Affiliate member today.


1. The National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) is the only national organization solely focused on the needs of senior center professionals.

NISC leadership, senior center professionals, and the National Council on Aging's (NCOA) staff work in partnership to address the issues that are most important to you. NCOA’s advocacy team ensures that your concerns are heard on Capitol Hill. As a NISC Affiliate, you will receive concise e-newsletters focused on the issues you care about—policies that affect funding, grants, and awards you can apply for, and best practices you can adapt for your center.

2. NCOA is setting the standard for the future of senior centers.

Through its newly funded Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center,  NCOA highlights cutting-edge innovations and offers space for senior center staff to learn from one another. We also publish Building Excellence, the national standards manual for senior centers that's available to NISC Affiliates at no cost. Use it to do your own self-assessment or as a guide to becoming a nationally accredited senior center. Find out how other centers are preparing for the future.

3. Your next big idea may come from halfway across the country.

When become a NISC Affiliate, you are instantly connected to a national network of professional support and innovative solutions. Take part in webinars on our learning hub, NCOA Connect, where senior center professionals go to present their ideas and engage in working groups. NISC webinars provide a virtual tour of what’s working at other senior centers across the country and bring experts in the field directly to your desktop.

4. Best of all, it's free!

Becoming a NISC Affiliate is as simple as signing up. But if you want more reasons to sign up, read about the benefits such as discounted movie licensing and Age+Action Conference registrations.