The National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) has deemed September National Senior Center Month and the City of Southlake Senior Activity Center is celebrating by promoting LIFE all month long.
LIFE, which stands for Learning, Independence, Friends and Energy will be promoted via the following events and programs during September:
The NISC’s national celebration of senior centers began in 1979, with Senior Center Week celebrated in May. The concept gained support of other aging organizations, as well as the full Senate and the House Select Committee on Aging.
Since then, thanks to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Aging Task Force, numerous mayoral proclamations have declared Senior Center Week. In 1985, NISC was instrumental in achieving the first Senior Center Week Presidential Proclamation signed by President Ronald Reagan. In 2007, NISC designated the entire month of September as Senior Center Month to give centers greater flexibility in scheduling celebratory events.
In September, Mayor Hill will present the Southlake Senior Activity Center with a proclamation declaring September National Senior Center Month! If you are 55 or better, be sure to take part in the National Senior Center Month celebration through September.
For more information on the Southlake Senior Activity Center, please call 817.748.8315.