Key Takeaways

  • NISC's accreditation process improves and strengthens overall operations, resulting in an official recognition that a senior center is meeting its mission in a nationally accepted, professional fashion.

  • More than 200 senior centers have been accredited, and many more are in the process.

  • These are the 2021 nationally accredited senior centers as of February 1, 2021.

NCOA’s National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) offers the nation’s only National Senior Center Accreditation Program.

To advance the quality of senior centers nationwide, NISC developed the program with nine standards of excellence for senior center operations. These standards serve as a guide for all senior centers to improve their operations today—and position themselves for the future. 

Senior Center Name City and State
AgeWell at the JCC Pittsburg, PA
Amesbury Council on Aging (Amesbury Senior Community Center) Amesbury, MA
Anchorage Senior Activity Center Anchorage, AK
Arlington Heights Senior Center Arlington Heights, IL
Barelas Senior Center Albuquerque, NM
Bear Canyon Senior Center Albuquerque, NM
Bloomfield Senior Center (Marilyn Michaelson Senior Center) Bloomfield, CT
Bowie Senior Center Bowie, MD
Brandon Senior Center Brandon, FL
Callahan Senior Center Framingham, MA
Center for Active Seniors, Inc. Davenport, IA
Chester Senior Center Chester, PA
City of Kingsport/Senior Center Kingsport, TN
City of Miramar Miramar, FL
City of Rocky Mount Senior Center Rocky Mount, NC
City of St. Petersburg/Sunshine Senior Center Saint Petersburg, FL
Danvers Council on Aging Danvers, MA
Derby Senior Center Derby, KS
Duxbury Senior Community Center Duxbury, MA
E.L. Roberson Center Tarboro, NC
Encore Experiences in Harleysville Harleysville, PA
Enfield Senior Center Enfield, CT
FiftyForward College Grove College Grove, TN
FiftyForward Donnelson Station Nashville, TN
FiftyForward Madison Station Nashville, TN
Fort Collins Senior Center Fort Collins, CO
Frank Bailey Senior Center Riverdale, GA
Friendly Neighborhood Center Salt Lake City, UT
Friendship Circle Senior Center Darby, PA
Glastonbury Senior Center Glastonbury, CT
Good Neighbor Senior Center Sharon Hill, PA
Good Samaritan Community Services San Antonio, TX
Grandby Senior Center Granby, CT
Gretna Senior and Wellness Center Metairie, LA
Groton Council on Aging - The Groton Center Groton, MA
Groton Senior Center Groton, CT
Hamilton Township Senior Center Hamilton, NJ
Hanover Township Bartlett, IL
Heritage Center of the Jewish Community Center of Great Kansas City Overland Park, KS
Highland Senior Center Albuquerque, NM
Hingham Senior Center - Hingham Department of Elder Services Hingham, MA
Hoover Senior Center Vestavia Hills, AL
Intercommunity Action Inc Philadelphia, PA
J. Charley Griswell Senior Center Jonesboro, GA
Jerry M. Passmore Center Hillsborough, NC
Johnson City Senior Center Johnson City, TN
Jonesborough Senior Center Jonesborough, TN
Kinship Care Resource Center Jonesboro, GA
KSC @ LynnView Community Center Kingsport, TN
Lake City Senior Center Lake City, SC
Lake Oswego Adult Community Center Lake Oswego, OR
Lexington Senior Center Lexington, NC
Liberty Lutheran/West Philadelphia Senior Community Center Ambler, PA
Liberty Senior Center Salt Lake City, UT
LifeSpan Mon Valley @ Olympia Senior Resource Center Mckeesport, PA
Los Volcanes Senior Center Albuquerque, NM
Lourie Center Columbia, SC
Lowcountry Senior Center Charleston, SC
Madison Senior Center Madison, WI
Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center Albuquerque, NM
Marshfield Council on Aging Marshfield, MA
Middleton Senior Center Middleton, WI
Midvale Senior Center Midvale, UT
Millcreek Center Salt Lake City, UT
Monroe Center for Healthy Aging Monroe, MI
Mount Olympus Senior Center Salt Lake City, UT
Munson Center Las Cruces, NM
Nash County Senior Center Nashville, NC
Newark Senior Center Inc Newark, DE
Newbridge Madison Madison, WI
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center Albuquerque, NM
Northern Worcester County Senior Center Berlin, MD
North Shore Senior Center Northfield, IL
North Valley Senior Center Albuquerque, NM
O'Neill Senior Center, Inc. Marietta, OH
Ocean City Senior Center Ocean City, MD
ONEgeneration Van Nuys, CA
Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council Palatine, IL
Palo Duro Senior Center Albuquerque, NM
Philadelphia Senior Center on the Avenue of the Arts Philadelphia, PA
Plymouth Council on Aging Plymouth, MA
Pocomoke Senior Center Pocomoke City, MD
Portgage Senior Center Portage, MI
Prince William Senior Center at Manassas Manassas, VA
Prince William Senior Center at Woodbridge Woodbridge, VA
Raleigh County Senior Center/Raleigh County Commission on Aging, Inc. Beckley, WV
Rochester Senior Center and Rochester Council on Aging Rochester, MA
Rocky River Senior Center Rocky River, OH
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, Inc. Salisbury, NC
Schoolhouse Senior Center Folsom, PA
Senior Citizens of Kodiak, Inc. Kodiak, AK
Seymour Center Chapel Hill, NC
Silver Linings at Old Bridge Old Bridge, NJ
Snow Hill Senior Center / Charles and Martha Fulton Senior Center Snow Hill, MD
Stoughton Area Senior Center Stoughton, WI
Sunday Anderson Westside Senior Ctr Salt Lake City, UT
Surrey Services for Seniors Devon, PA
Sylvania Senior Center Sylvania, OH
Tallahassee Senior Center Tallahassee, FL
Taylorsville Senior Citizen Center Taylorsville, UT
Tenth East Senior Center Salt Lake City, UT
The Center Charlottesville, VA
The Horizon Center - Shelby Senior Services Shelbyville, IN
The Oaks at Riverview Senior Center Tampa, FL
The Peak Center Lansdale, PA
Thomasville Senior Center Thomasville, NC
Town 'N Country Senior Center Tampa, FL
Turtle Creek Senior Center Turtle Creek, PA
United Seniors of Athens County Inc Athens, OH
Upper Shore Aging Inc Chestertown, MD
Vesper Hall 50-Plus Community Center Blue Springs, MO
Vintage, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA
Wallingford Committee on Aging, Inc. Wallingford, CT
Wayne Senior Center/Main Line Sr Services Wayne, PA
West Ouachita Senior Center West Monroe, LA
West Windsor Senior Center West Windsor, NJ
Wimauma Senior Center Wimauma, FL
Winona Friendship Center Winona, MN
Wood County Committee on Aging Bowling Green, OH