Isolation is a public health crisis facing older adults.1 Without anywhere to go or anything to do each day, life can get pretty boring and lonesome. Senior centers are a community solution to this growing epidemic of loneliness and lack of enrichment.
Not only do they meet a wide variety of needs in one stop, they are often the front door to many other needed supports.
In this post, we’re going to tell you all about senior centers, what they do, and where you can find them.
Has your aging loved one used a senior center? Share your experiences in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you.
- Frist, Bill and Donald Tramuto. The Hill.
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/399123-loneliness-kills-a-new-public-health-crisis-and-what-we-can-do-about-it Accessed January 30, 2019
- National Council on Aging. Senior Centers 2011 Older Americans Act Reauthorization. https://www.ncoa.org/wp-content/uploads/NCOA-OAA-Reauthorization-Senior-Centers-Concept-Paper.pdf Accessed January 29, 2019.