Looking for past webinars from the National Institute of Senior Centers? Check below for recent webinar slides and recordings.
Programs of Excellence Award Winners – Part 1
Learn more about two Programs of Excellence Award winning programs.
100 Cups of Coffee – Director Susan Curtin, Norwell Council on Aging, MA
Building networks is a key to success in any community. The “100 Cups of Coffee” is an inexpensive and personal way to meet older adults, caregivers, and leaders across all aspects of our community. Learn how this program helped the Norwell Council on Aging identify needs, develop relationships, recruit leaders, gain new perspectives and discover opportunities to partner and collaborate.
Making Technology Easier for Seniors Expo – Programs and Operations Manager Cydnee’ Sims, Seymour Center, NC
The “Making Technology Easier for Seniors Expo” was created to bridge the gap between modern day technology and older adults. This event offered a variety of workshops designed to help approximately 100 seniors move beyond their anxiety and intimidation of computerized devices and programs. The objective of this effort was to enhance their overall technological awareness in a fast-pace growing world. Learn about the wide range of practical information and demonstrations that enabled participants to maximize the benefits of modern technology.
Programs of Excellence Award Winners – Part 2
Listen to three Awards of Excellence winners present their programming.
Health and Wellness Award Winner, Lake Oswego Adult Community Center in Oregon, the Living Well Talk Series. Community Engagement Coordinator Nicolette Hume.
The Living Well Talk Series strives to present fresh, innovative and enlightening topics to enrich the lives of today’s older adult. The program takes place one evening each month. Some of the topics include: Finding Love Online (Online Dating Tips for Rookies), Marijuana as Medicine (Is It Right For Me), Creating Body Trust (Intuitive Eating & Embracing Health at Every Size), and more.
Special Events Award winner, Friendship Centers in Sarasota, Florida, My Journey. Senior Director of Programs Terry McGannon.
My Journey captures stories of our elders for perpetuity. It was inspired by the NPR program StoryCorps. My Journey is a portable recording studio that guides the interview with both chronological and linear questions, as well as experiential and family-values conversations. When the interview is completed the recording is shared with the older adult and/or their children.
Preventing Isolation Program Award Winner, Senior Services Associates, Inc in Elgin, Illinois, Senior Shopping Mall. Director of Marketing and Fund Development, Adele Larsen.
Senior Shopping Mall provides motivation to seniors to participate in year-long programming, thereby reducing their isolation, by using reward points. Points earned are used to shop for gifts, currency-free. This program is especially vital to under-served seniors including Latinos, frail seniors, Laotians, older seniors (80+), seniors living alone, and those who are financially challenged.