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Find online training, program information, grant opportunities, and more through National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) webinar resources.

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Guidance for Resuming On-Site Senior Center Operations

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'Senior Centers Connect' During the Pandemic

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Mar 10, 2020

Key Resources About COVID-19 for Senior Centers

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Mar 05, 2020

Seattle AAA's Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

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Aug 09, 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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Two senior women sit together at a table enjoying coffee together.

Jun 01, 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 01, 2016

Senior Center Success Stories

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Senior Centers Reach the Hard-to-Reach

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A group of seniors are doing exercises while seated at a senior center.

Building Excellence: Senior Center Self-Assessment National Accreditation Manual

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Senior Center Accreditation Standards Overview

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Senior Center Accreditation - FAQs

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