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National Institute of Senior Centers News for Professionals

Get the latest updates from the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC), the largest national membership organization for senior center professionals. In this hub, we'll share industry best practices and innovations in senior center programming, as well as networking and training opportunities.

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In a city with 18 senior centers, Good Sam Senior Center doesn't seek to serve the entire older adult population, but serves the local community well.

Jun 23, 2022

Senior Center Spotlight: Good Sam Senior Center Gives Sense of Ownership

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A diverse group of senior center professionals are at a continuing education conference, where one senior woman is raising her hand.

Jun 1, 2022

About the National Institute of Senior Centers

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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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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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With the right care, support and resources, people with Parkinson’s can live well for many years. Get free resources, including training and continuing education for professionals.

Mar 23, 2022

Parkinson’s Disease at a Glance and the Resources That Help

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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 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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Jan 26, 2022

4 Reasons to Join NCOA's National Institute of Senior Centers

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Jan 21, 2022

Benefits of NISC Affiliation

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

Nov 9, 2021

Get to Know the 2020 NISC Programs of Excellence Winners

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Two older adults are dancing together in front of a group at a local senior center.

Oct 21, 2021

NISC's Annual Programs of Excellence

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Jul 29, 2021

Senior Centers Reach the Hard-to-Reach

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

Jun 7, 2021

NISC Standards & Accreditation

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A younger Caucasian female is seen communicating with her colleagues in a webinar.

Feb 16, 2021

Recent NISC Webinars

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We want to hear your senior center story! Share it with us today by telling your personal account of how your senior center has impacted the lives of older adults.

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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Group of seniors gathered together in a room at a senior center for a party.

Jun 18, 2020

NISC Congratulates New Senior Center Leaders and Celebrates Individuals Leaving the Executive Committee

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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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