National Institute of Senior Centers Hosts Day of Educational Sessions for Professionals
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) will provide a day of practical business strategies to help senior center professionals better serve the older adults and aging baby boomers in their community at this year's Aging in America conference.
Part of the National Council on Aging (NCOA), NISC is the nation's only organization dedicated to the advancement of senior centers and the professionals who run them. The nation's senior centers connect older adults to vital community services that help them stay healthy and independent, such as meals, health programs, public benefits counseling, and employment and volunteer opportunities.
NCOA will be one of the featured affiliate organizations at the 2011 Aging in America conference, April 26-30, in San Francisco. Aging in America is the nation's largest gathering of professionals from the fields of aging, health care, economic security, and senior education. Full details on the conference can be found at www.NCOA.org/AginginAmerica2011.
NISC's sessions at the conference will give senior center professionals information and tools to meet the needs of a rapidly changing population of older adults. NISC sessions include:
- Business Planning 101 for Senior Centers
- Strategies for Senior Center Sustainability
- Senior Centers and NISC's Peer Group
- Twitter Me This—Social Media Toolkit for Your Senior Center
- Research Award Winner: Sign Chi Do Exercise for Adaption to Aging
"Today's senior centers are reinventing themselves to meet the needs and desires of the aging baby boom generation," said Jim Firman, president and CEO of NCOA. "Senior centers are developing new programs and opportunities for this dynamic generation of older adults, and NISC's sessions at the conference will give them what they need to succeed."
NCOA's National Institute of Senior Centers supports a national network of over 2,000 senior center professionals dedicated to helping older adults remain active, engaged, and independent in their communities. NISC is setting the standard for the future of senior centers through its national accreditation program, cutting-edge research, promising practices, professional development, and advocacy. For more information, please visit www.ncoa.org/nisc.
The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for millions of older adults -- especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged -- and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities. For more information, please visit: www.NCOA.org |www.facebook.com/NCOAging | www.twitter.com/NCOAging
SOURCE National Council on Aging