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Senior centers are where engagement and innovation take place for older adults in their communities daily. They are vibrant sources of physical and social wellbeing and are essential services for older adults. Learn more about how NCOA supports these organizations.

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The Chicago-area Center on Addison senior center offers a safe space for older LGBTQ adults to find support and connect with peers.

May 24, 2022

Senior Center Spotlight: Center on Addison Supports LGBTQ Community

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Arlington Heights Senior Center offers a one-stop-shop approach to give locals age 55 and older a place for nutrition support, recreation, socialization and more

Apr 22, 2022

Senior Center Spotlight: Arlington Heights Senior Center Showcases Cooperation

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A Black senior hand is placing coins in a clear piggy bank.

Mar 30, 2022

How Senior Centers Can Help Older Adults Save Money

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Find out how Omaha-based Intercultural Senior Center evolved to offer programming and social activities with linguistic and cultural access for older adults from 20 countries.

Mar 30, 2022

Senior Center Spotlight: Intercultural Senior Center Evolves to Serve Seniors with Language Barriers

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A Black senior man is sitting in a group having a discussion with other older adults.

Mar 24, 2022

How to Integrate Programming into Care Settings using Community Health Workers

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A SNAP interview helps determine your eligibility and qualifies you for benefits. When you know exactly what to expect, you can go to your interview prepared.

Mar 16, 2022

How to Establish the Community Health Worker Position

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A younger aging services professional is in the home of a senior man, going over his options for at-home care.

Mar 9, 2022

Understanding the Community Health Worker Referral Process

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Older adults are sitting in a computer training session at the William Hodson Senior Center in the Bronx, NY. The William Hodson Senior Center, widely recognized as the first senior center in the U.S, was created to address social isolation, poor nutrition, and lack of support for older adults.

Feb 23, 2022

Senior Center Spotlight: William Hodson Senior Center Addresses Social Isolation for Older Adults

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A senior center professional is at a client's door for their regular visit.

Feb 22, 2022

What Is a Community Health Worker and How Do They Support Evidence-Based Programming?

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A group of older adult women are playing Bingo in a senior center during the day.

Jan 31, 2022

The Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center: Helping Senior Centers Thrive in an Ever-Changing World

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A group of four multi-ethnic senior women are enjoying water aerobics at a senior center.

Jan 27, 2022

Understanding Federal Funding for Senior Centers

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 A group of female seniors are doing crafts at a local senior center.

Sep 1, 2021

Share Your Senior Center Story

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A younger caregiver is helping her older adult mom use her tablet while sitting on the couch.

Jul 9, 2021

It’s Time to Address Broadband Connectivity Issues for Older Adults

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Volunteer Beverly Gorman delivering Meals on Wheels to John Whitney, June 2020.

May 6, 2021

Creating New Protocols to Serve Seniors During the Pandemic

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 A group of female seniors are doing crafts at a local senior center.

Feb 10, 2021

Facts and Benefits About Senior Centers You Probably Didn't Know

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A multi-ethnic group of seniors raise their hands in achievement together while outside at a park.

Feb 1, 2021

NISC's Nationally Accredited Senior Centers

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A healthcare professional is in an online meeting while working from home during the pandemic.

Aug 13, 2020

Pilot Sites Selected for Virtual NISC Senior Center Accreditation Process

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A mid adult woman gives a box of food to a car that's pulling in line during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 23, 2020

Vermont's Guidance for Senior Centers Planning to Re-Open

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An older Black woman spends time at her computer learning during a virtual educational session.

Jun 12, 2020

Virtual Classes for Older Adults: Here to Stay

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A senior male is riding in a Lyft, smiling on his way to his destination.

Jun 9, 2020

Ridesharing at Your Senior Center

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A group of seniors are enjoying their breakfast together in a senior center.

May 15, 2020

Guidance for Resuming On-Site Senior Center Operations

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A healthcare professional is in an online meeting while working from home during the pandemic.

Apr 7, 2020

Webinar: Tools and Tips for Reaching a Remote Audience

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A group of older adults are holding a conference call.

Apr 1, 2020

Tools for Reaching A Remote Audience

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Two women spaced six feet apart are delivering groceries to a senior's home during the pandemic.

Mar 27, 2020

'Senior Centers Connect' During the Pandemic

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Two older senior center professionals work together to get food distributed into bins for delivery to clients.

Mar 10, 2020

Key Resources About COVID-19 for Senior Centers

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A mid-aged woman wearing a mask steps outside in Seattle's public market.

Mar 5, 2020

Seattle AAA's Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

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The new 7,200-square-foot, $1.7 million Elder Center and dedicated it as the “Eunice Stick Gathering Place.”

Aug 9, 2018

Building a Place of Gathering and Connection

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A senior Caucasian man is holding two puppies near his face, smiling with joy.

May 21, 2018

Animal Programming at Senior Centers

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A group of seniors are smiling on a job training site while doing work on computers.

May 10, 2018

Assessing the Effectiveness of the Aging Mastery Program®

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Two senior women sit together at a table enjoying coffee together.

Jun 1, 2017

5 Ways for Senior Centers to Improve Outreach to LGBT Older Adults

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A group of senior women are having fun, holding up mustache/various masks while posing for a photo together.

Sep 1, 2016

Senior Center Success Stories

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A group of four multi-ethnic senior women are enjoying water aerobics at a senior center.

Jun 4, 2015

Get the Facts on Senior Centers

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