Senior Centers: No Longer “Senior”?
One senior center in Pennsylvania has dropped the “senior” part of their name, reports the newspaper Montgomery News. Now, they’re a “community” center. It’s part of their efforts to appeal to baby boomers.
But the “senior” banishing doesn’t stop there. This
senior community center isn’t just for older people. The newspaper reports:
The center will continue to provide the services it has in the past, including low-cost lunches for seniors five days a week, and to be primarily a senior center, but the programs and activities are open to all ages, [Debbie Scollon, the center’s director] said. Members, who must be 55 or older, pay a reduced price, just as members of other organizations pay less than non-members to use the services, she said.
Have any senior-focused organizations in your community changed their name or outreach? Here are some previous posts we’ve written about the new activities senior centers are up to these days.
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.