Senior Centers, Policy Advocacy, Social Work, Nonprofit Administration
As critical components of the aging continuum of care, senior centers promote older adult health and well-being by providing opportunities for recreation, socialization, nutrition, health education, and access to vital social services. As the United States population ages rapidly, public funding, which is the primary source of support for a majority of senior center services, has remained stagnant. If senior centers are to continue to effectively serve older adults and meet their comprehensive needs, they need to demonstrate their relevance to the community and advocate for increased funding support. This paper explores the policy concerns of senior center administrators, investigates their efforts to influence public policy, illustrates advocacy techniques currently utilized by them, and highlights the learning needs of administrators in this regard.
Pardasani, Manoj G. and Goldkind, Lauri, "Senior Centers and Policy Advocacy: Changing Public Perceptions" (2012). Social Service Faculty Publications. 15.
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