| Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Senior Center Membership May Mean a Happier, Healthier Life

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

senior centerSenior centers are an important part of many communities. In the United States alone, there are approximately 11,000 senior centers that serve about one million older adults every day.1

Senior centers offer more than bingo games and knitting classes. Senior centers provide a place to socialize and form friendships. Their services may also help seniors remain as independent and healthy as possible.

Every senior center is different, but many offer members everything from social and recreational activities to public benefits counseling and transportation services. Many centers also help members find a part-time, full-time or temporary job.

Many senior centers also offer:1

  • Meal and nutrition programs
  • Health, fitness and wellness programs
  • Volunteer and civic engagement opportunities
  • Educational and arts programs

For more information, explore MedicareMadeClear.com or contact the Medicare helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048.

Resources:

Live Independently as You Get Older: MedicareMadeClear.com

Senior Centers Evolve to Attract Boomers: AARP.org

What You Don’t Know About Your Local Senior Center: National Council on Aging, NCOA.org

 

1 Senior Center Fact Sheet, National Council on Aging, NCOA, March 9, 2015

 

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