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The Ripple Effects of Senior Centers

Words and actions can be like ripples on a pond, quietly changing hearts and minds. Reflecting on 13 years at NCOA, the driving force behind any success I’ve had is the commitment and caliber of senior center professionals who shared their expertise, time, and passion by volunteering for NISC.

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Virtual Classes for Older Adults: Here to Stay

The shift to virtual programming at senior and community centers across the country has come out of necessity, but it isn’t exactly new—and it’s not going away any time soon.

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Make Your Mark During Older Americans Month

Sharing stories has always been the main way people and organizations celebrate Older Americans Month. Not only does it spread the wisdom you’ve gained over the years, but it empowers and inspires those who learn from you. With COVID-19 changing so much about day-to-day life, we’ve made that the focus of our efforts this year.

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Senior Centers are on the Frontline to End Local Hunger

In Wabash, Indiana, the Living Well Winchester senior center is fully engaged in a five front war to end local hunger.

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3 Ways to Change the Aging Conversation

When this senior center director overheard conversations in the halls such as “I’m too old for that“ and “you look great … for your age,” she decided to change the aging conversation.

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To Serve ALL Seniors

In celebration of Senior Center Month, read how one center in Wisconsin has been proactively reaching out to LGBT older adults to make them feel welcome.

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Building a Place of Gathering and Connection

The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians recently opened a new 7,200-square-foot, $1.7 million Elder Center dedicated as the “Eunice Stick Gathering Place,” offering 300+ tribal and community elders with vital services.

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