National Accreditation

The National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) supports a national network of over 2,000 senior center professionals dedicated to helping older adults remain active, engaged, and independent in their communities. NISC is setting the standard for the future of senior centers through its cutting-edge research, promising practices, professional development, and advocacy.

NISC also offers the nations only National Senior Center Accreditation Program.
Accreditation provides official recognition that a senior center meets NISC’s nine standards of senior center operations and excellence. The Lake Oswego Adult Community Center becomes the third center in Oregon to receive this honor and the first in the Portland-Metro Area.

National accreditation is the end result of a rigorous examination process including an agency self-assessment and on-site inspection by a peer reviewer from the National Institute of Senior Centers, a division of the National Council on Aging. The accreditation process is a quality assurance program that examines nine different standards and requires community involvement in the self-assessment process.




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