Be A Senior Center Re-Inventor

Senior Center Re-Inventors help senior centers evolve to meet the growing needs of aging adults

The Surgeon General has called attention to the epidemic of loneliness, isolation and disconnect in the United States. This affects everyone, but especially seniors. The lack of connection affects our mental and physical health.

Older adults who participate in senior center programs can learn to manage and delay the onset of chronic disease and experience remarkable improvements in their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, mental, and economic well-being.

Senior centers connect older adults to vital community services that can help them stay healthy and independent.

Senior centers work in partnership with other community agencies, organizations, and businesses to provide access to many opportunities for older adults to stay safe, active, and healthy.

Senior centers offer a wide variety of programs and services, including:

  • Meal and nutrition programs
  • Information and assistance
  • Health, fitness, and wellness programs
  • Transportation services
  • Public benefits counseling
  • Employment assistance
  • Volunteer and civic engagement opportunities
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Educational and arts programs
  • Intergenerational programs

Today’s senior centers are reinventing themselves to meet the needs and desires of three generations of older adults. Baby Boomers now constitute more than two-thirds of the 50+ population. Senior centers are developing new programs and opportunities for this dynamic generation of older adults and have an eye towards the future with the leading age of Generation X turning 60 in 2025.

Find a senior center near you from the list in the All About Seniors Resource and Referral Directory for your area and pay them a visit.

There is something for everyone there. You just might find a new hobby, a new friend, a new lease on life!