Older Adult Clubs (formerly Senior Centers ) serves as a community focal point, for seniors. Older Adult Clubs is one of the most widely used services among America’s older adults. Today, our nation senior centers serve more than 1 million older adults every day. Participants. Based on the National Council On Aging:
Approximately 70% of senior center participants are women; half of them live alone.
The majority are Caucasian, followed by African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians respectively.
Compared with their peers, senior center participants have higher levels of health, social interaction, and life satisfaction and lower levels of income.
The average age of participants is 75.
75% of participants visit their center 1 to 3 times per week. They spend an average of 3.3 hours per visit.
Senior center services
Senior centers serve as a gateway to the nation’s aging network—connecting older adults to vital community services that can help them stay healthy and independent.
More than 60% of senior centers are designated focal points for delivery of OAA services—allowing older adults to access multiple services in one place.
Senior centers offer a wide variety of programs and services, including:
Meal and nutrition programs
Information and assistance
Health, fitness, and wellness programs
Public benefits counseling
Volunteer and civic engagement opportunities
Social and recreational activities
Educational and arts programs
Based on NcOA Older adult club members also benefit in other was as well. ?
Research shows that older adults who participate in senior center programs can learn to manage and delay the onset of chronic disease and experience measurable improvements in their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, mental, and economic well-being.
Today’s senior centers are reinventing themselves to meet the needs and desires of the aging baby boom generation. 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.
To find out more on how were are changing to meet our local senior population, contact us at (718) 638 - 6910 or visit our website www.fortgreenecouncil.org