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National Institute of Senior Centers


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We are committed to supporting and strengthening the nation’s 11,000 senior centers through best practices, professional development, advocacy, research, and national standards and accreditation. View our 2016 Annual Report to learn more about our work.

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Blog & News


Draining the Swamp of Ageism

A swamp is a useful metaphor to explain the unproductive ways our nation talks about growing older. Here are some spots to avoid in your communications.

Thinking About When You’ll Claim Social Security Benefits is Time Well Spent

How much will you receive from Social Security when you claim your retirement benefits? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. Here are several reasons why you shouldn’t guess your benefit amount.

Thomasville Senior Center and Lexington Senior Center achieve National Accreditation

Congratulations to the Thomasville and Lexington senior centers on achieving National Accreditation in June 2017!

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National Senior Center Advocacy Day

September 15

Join us in highlighting issues that affect your senior center on Sept. 15!

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