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National Institute of Senior Centers

Supporting the nation's 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.

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Congratulations to the Winona Friendship Center – The first nationally accredited center of 2016!

The Winona Friendship Center was the first center to achieve National Senior Center Accreditation in 2016, on Jan. 6. Congratulations!

Three centers earn NISC accreditation in December

Congratulations to three senior centers—the AgeWell at the JCC and Vintage centers, both in Pennsylvania, and the Old Bridge Township Senior Center in New Jersey—for achieving NISC accreditation in December!

Survey results: Senior centers and farmers’ markets

Last month, we asked NISC members to tell us how their senior centers partner with local farmers’ markets, and 88% of respondents said they issued Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Vouchers. The survey provided many great examples of how senior centers can connect older adults to fresh produce.