Key Takeaways

  • As part of the COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine Uptake Initiative, NCOA is contracting with senior centers to help older adults and people with disabilities get the latest COVID-19 and flu vaccines

  • Participating senior centers are agreeing to provide a minimum of 100 COVID and/or flu shots and will receive $10,000 to support their efforts.

  • The following organizations are using the funding to help ensure older adults get vaccinated.

Both COVID and flu vaccinations are essential to helping keep everyone as healthy as possible. NCOA received $50 million in federal funding from the U.S. Administration for Community Living to enlist its national network of senior centers and community-based organizations to expand access to lifesaving vaccines. A diverse group of community-based organizations are participating in the vaccine intiatiative.

As part of the effort to make it as easy as possible for older adults and people with disabilities to get their shots and protect their health, select senior centers are receiving $10,000 to support COVID and flu vaccinationEach participating center will support the administration of a minimum of 100 vaccines in their community. Senior centers have been on the front lines of the vaccination effort, proving their ability to reach people in meaningful ways.

The senior centers helping older adults get vaccinated

The following senior centers and agencies have received contracts to provide COVID and flu vaccination:

Senior Center/Agency City State
Anchorage-Age Center Anchorage AK
Homer Senior Citizens, Inc.  Homer AK
Suprise Senior Center Surprise AZ
Family Bridges Hong Lok Senior Center  Oakland CA
Little House at Pennsylvania Volunteers, Inc.  Menlo Park CA
Sebastopol Area Senior Center Sebastopol CA
Senior Center of Elk Grove Elk Grove CA
The Joslyn Center Palm Desert CA
Bloomfield Senior Services Bloomsfield CT
Colchester Senior Center Colchester CT
Stamford Senior Center Stamford CT
The Woodbridge Center Woodbridge CT
Thrive55+ Active Living Center Groton CT
Town of Granby Granby CT
Windham Senior Center Willimantic CT
Winsted Senior Center Winstead CT
Catholic Charities and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Denver, Inc. Denver CO
El Paso Fountain Valley Senior Center Program Fountain CO
Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District Higlands Ranch CO
Harrington Senior Center, Inc. Harrington DE
Kingswood Community Center Wilmington DE
Mid-County Center, Inc. Wilmington DE
Baker Senior Center Naples FL
JOY Center (Just Older Youth, Inc.) Islamorada FL
Sunshine Senior Center St. Petersburg FL
Tallahassee Senior Center Tallahassee  FL
The Paradise Center Longboat Key FL
Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center Honolulu HI
Chicago Mitzvah Campaign Chicago IL
Ela Township 55+ Zurich IL
Hanover Township Senior Center Bartlett IL
Patricia A. Jones Center Waukegan IL
Millstadt Township Senior Services Millstadt IL
Whiteside County Senior Center Sterling IL
Living Well Winchester Senior Center Wabash IN
Center for Active Seniors, Inc. Davenport IA
El Dorado Senior Center Wichita KS
Halstead Senior Center Halstead KS
La Familia Senior Community Center Wichita KS
R.C. Durr Burlington KY
Blackstone Council on Aging Blackstone MA
Carlisle Council on Aging and Human Services Carlisle MA
Chatham Council on Aging Chatham MA
Dedham Council on Aging Dedham MA
Hampden Senior Center Hampden MA
Holyoke Council on Aging & Senior Center Holyoke MA
Marlborough Council on Aging Marlborough MA
Millbury Senior Center Millbury MA
Norwood Council on Aging/Senior Center Norwood MA
Pleasant View Senior Center East Longmeadow MA
Plainfield Council on Aging Plainfield MA
Rochester Council on Aging Rochester MA
Walpole Council on Aging Walpole MA
Ware Council on Aging Ware MA
Westwood Council on Aging Westwood MA
Worcester Commission on Aging Snow Hill MD
Cass County Council on Aging Cassopolis MI
Frenchtown Center for Active Adults Monroe MI
Monroe Senior Citizens Center, Inc. Monroe MI
Oceana County Council on Aging Hart MI
Portage Zhang Senior Center Portage MI
Trailside Activity and Dining Center Midland MI
Alexandria Senior Center Alexandria MN
Burnsville Senior Center Burnsville MN
Atchison County Multi-Purpose Center Tarkio MO
Five Star Senior Center St. Louis MO
Marshfield Senior Center Marshfield MO
Intercultural Senior Center Omaha NEB
Gibson Center for Senior Services Conway  NH
Silver Linings at Old Bridge Old Bridge NJ
Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizens Center, Inc. Cambria Heights NY
Carter Burden Network New York NY
Copper City Community Connection Rome NY
JASA Older Adult Centers New York NY
Town of Camillus Senior Center Camillus NY
Catawba County Council on Aging Hickory NC
Levine Senior Center Matthews NC
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center Salisbury NC
Fairhill Partners Cleveland OH
Girard Multi-Generational Center Girard OH
Henry County Senior Center Napolean OH
Joyce M. Davis Senior Cente Caldwell OH
Maumee Seniors Inc. Maumee OH
SCOPE Senior Services Warren OH
Senior Citizen Resources, Inc. Cleveland OH
Tuscarawas County Senior Center Dover OH
Van Wert County Council on Aging Van Wert OH
Westlake Community Services Westlake OH
Wood County Senior Center Bowling Green OH
Healthy Living OKC Oklahoma City OK
Hood River Valley Health Center Hood River OR
Klamath Basin Senior Citizens' Center Klamath Falls OR
Mid-Columbia Senior Center The Dalles OR
Bristol Township Senior Center Bristol PA
Center in the Park Philadelphia PA
Greater Harleysville and North Penn Senior Services Harleysville PA
White Rose Senior Center York PA
South Kingstown Senior Center South Kingstown RI
Senior Resources Columbia SC
Canyon Lake Activity Center Rapid City  SD
Chester County Senior Citizens Center Henderson TN
Dandridge Area Senior Center Dandridge TN
Etowah Area Senior Citizens Center Etowah TN
Henderson County Senior Center Lexington TN
Lawrence County Senior Citizens Club, Inc. Lawrenceburg TN
McMinnville Warren County Senior Center McMinnville TN
Mooresburg Community Center Mooresburg TN
Robertson County Senior Citizen Center Springfield TN
West Madison Senior Center Denmark TN
Summit County Park City Senior Center Park City UT
The Center at Belvedere Charlottesville VA
Bugbee Senior Center White River Junction VT
Thompson Senior Center Woodstock VT
Bainbridge Island Senior/Community Center Bainbridge Island WA
Lynden Community/Senior Center Lynden WA
Olympia Senior Center Olympia WA
Orting Senior Center Organization Orting WA
Kanawha Valley Senior Services, Inc. Charleston WV
Wood County Senior Citizens Association Williamstown WV
The Hub on Smith Sheridan WY
Laramie County Senior Services Cheyenne WY

This COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine Uptake Initiative for Older Adults and People with Disabilities Notice of Funding Opportunity (HHS-2023-ACL-AOA-HDRC-0043) is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $50 million with 100% funding by ACL/HHS. The content is that of the author(s) and does not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. government.