Celebrated every year in September, Senior Center Month is a time to shine a light on senior centers, showing the entire nation how vital they are to the health and well-being of a community. Senior centers provide countless hours of support and encouragement to older adults, and have become integral to health care delivery in our communities by providing COVID-19 guidance, vaccine education, and vaccinations to their participants. And they’ve played a role in addressing an issue that we all knew was important even before the pandemic: social isolation.
The 10,000 senior centers in communities and neighborhoods across the country provide access to information, opportunities, and support to improve the lives of people in their communities as they age. Senior centers have evolved since their beginning in the 1940s, through their inclusion in the Older American’s Act in 1973, and up to today. But the mission has remained: to be the local, trusted place in the community that connects people to the programs, services, and opportunities they need to age well.
2022 Senior Center Month Resources
|2022 Senior Center Month Program Guide||Senior Centers||(PDF)|
|2022 Senior Center Month Poster (Customizable)||Older Adults||(Word Doc)|
|2022 Senior Center Month Publicity Guide||Media/Reporters||(Word Doc)|
Senior Center Summit – Celebrating Senior Centers Strengthening Community Connections
Join the NCOA on September 23, from 1-4 EST Via Zoom to celebrate senior centers together! This event will feature updates from the Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center including insights from their Environmental Scan of Senior Centers, introductions to other ACL resource centers you can use, and an opportunity for small group networking with your colleagues!