Resources for Your Senior Center

From engaging your community with enticing newsletters, developing your center’s brand for maximum impact, and best practices for day-to-day center operations, you’ll find a wealth of knowledge to help build your vibrant center and to better serve your seniors.


StrengthsFinder at Your Center


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StrengthsFinder at Your Senior Center

By the time someone reaches retirement, he or she has lived on the earth for many years, giving much to family, work, and their community. In many cases, it has been a job or vocation as a parent that has consumed most of their time. Now the gift of time seems to be in greater abundance, and the person often searches for meaning and purpose. What gifts and talents do they have to give? The Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment can help someone see what he or she has to give to a world that needs those very gifts.

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Why Your Center Needs a Website


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Why Your Center Needs a Website

10,000+ centers serve more than 1 million adults over 50 on a daily basis. But did you know that there are 108.7 million people over the age 50 in the U.S.? That’s a lot of older adults not taking advantage of the types of services your center offers. So how can you reach more seniors and get them interested in coming into your center? Get online! Developing an online presence with a website can have a tremendous positive impact on your center in two major ways: by engaging more members and fundraising.

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Raising Funds for Your Center


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Raising Funds for Your Senior Center

You and your staff have plenty of ideas for making your senior center more vibrant and beneficial for its members and the community. But like many senior centers across the country, yours probably has been hurt by cuts in government support and by reduced donations from loyal supporters. So how can you improve fundraising efforts for your center to bring in more money for the additional services you want to offer? You have to get creative! Read on for five tips to get you started.

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Engaging Newsletters People Read


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Create Engaging Newsletters People Read

Your senior center’s newsletter has lots of important information to share with members and the community … if only they would take the time to read about it! So what can you do to create an informative yet engaging newsletter that people will want to spend more time with, instead of setting it aside without a second look? No matter the size of your center, there are easy ways you can improve content and engage more readers!

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Meal Programs That Attract People


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Meal Programs That Attract People

Your center’s meal program plays an important part in combatting hunger in your community’s senior population. Unfortunately, not everyone in need takes advantage of the program for a variety of reasons, from not being able to afford the suggested donation or not liking the meals being offered to not having access to transportation or not even knowing the program exists. So what can you do to attract more seniors to your congregate meal program? We offer 8 ways to get people in the door and to keep them coming back.

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Why Brand Your Center


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Why Brand Your Center

Did you know that whether or not you have intentionally set out to create a brand message for your senior center, you already have one? That’s right — if you don’t brand yourself, someone else will do it for you. But if you take time to assess what you want people to think about your center and determine the best way to tell that story, the sky is the limit for the impact you can have in helping all seniors within the community.

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Reposition Your Center as Intergenerational


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How to Reposition Your Center as Intergenerational

The Town of Scituate saw the potential for bringing life back into their center by expanding the programming, not only for seniors but for the community at large. In order to make this site a place for people for all ages to enjoy, they turned to the branding experts at LPi for help.

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Programs & Classes People Attend


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Programs & Classes People Attend

Today’s growing senior population is looking for activities that suit their dynamic lifestyle. And senior centers need classes and programs that pique people’s interest in order to drive enrollment and get adequate funding. So there’s a lot pressure riding on the selection, implementation, and management of your center’s classes. But don’t worry … we offer tips on how to create and manage a successful schedule of classes and events that meet the needs of your current community while also attracting new members.

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Newsletter Design for Maximum Impact


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Newsletter Design for Maximum Impact

When it comes to creating your senior center’s newsletter, you may have a pretty good handle on the content to include. You’ve likely sat down to give serious thought to the outline of the publication. All of the content is written, proofed, and ready to go. But now … you’re stuck. Where do you begin with the design and layout? LPi’s expert designers offer some easy-to-implement tricks of the trade that newsletter editors of any level of experience can use to make their publication more attractive, professional-looking, and engaging.

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