Key Takeaways

  • Find out why you and your team should be part of the organization that's setting the standard for the future of senior centers.

  • Sign up to become a NISC Member today.


1. The National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) is the only national organization solely focused on the needs of senior center professionals.

NISC leadership, senior center professionals, and the National Council on Aging's (NCOA) staff work in partnership to address the issues that are most important to you. NCOA’s advocacy team ensures that your concerns are heard on Capitol Hill. As a NISC Member, you will receive concise e-newsletters focused on the issues you care about—policies that affect funding, grants, and awards you can apply for, and best practices you can adapt for your center.

2. NISC is setting the standard for the future of senior centers.

Building Excellence, the national standards manual for senior centers, is available to NISC members at no cost—a $150 value. Use it to do your own selfassessment or as a guide to becoming a nationally accredited senior center. Find out how other centers are preparing for the future. Download the New Models of Senior Centers Final Report—eight emerging models and 16 case studies of highly successful senior centers. This is a NISC member-only benefit.

3. Your next big idea may come from halfway across the country.

When you join NISC, you are instantly connected to a national network of professional support and innovative solutions. Ask for help, share an opinion, or get your next big idea on the Crossroads online community, where senior center professionals go to talk. NISC webinars provide a virtual tour of what’s working at other senior centers across the country and bring experts in the field directly to your desktop.

4. Join NISC for the money you’ll save.

Just one member benefit—discounts on conference registrations or accreditation program fees, or cellular recycle earnings—could save you more than the cost of NISC membership. One good idea shared with a colleague could save your center a lot more money. Learn more about the benefits you'll receive as a NISC member.

“Through NISC, I have learned how to be a successful advocate for my seniors and the programs we offer.”

—Chuck Ricks , Senior Center Director, West Virginia