Ohio Department of Aging launches free check-in service for older citizens “Staying Connected” service open to Ohio residents age 60 and older. See the Covid-19 information in the adjacent “Notices and Updates” pgs 4-6.
There’s Always Something Going On!
Our state-of-the-art, ADA accessible facility is open to all adults age 55 and older (60+ for some programs). The Sylvania Senior Center is an information resource, offering a multitude of great programs andservices.
Nationally Accredited and Locally Committed!
We are very pleased to announce that the Sylvania Senior Center has received National Accreditation from the National Institute of Senior Centers/National Council on Aging for the second time. Of approximately 15,000 senior centers in the country, less than 1% (120) are accredited by this national board. In order to obtain this status, the Sylvania Senior Center was required to meet the standards of excellence in nine areas. These include Purpose and Planning, Community Connections, Governance, Administration and Human Resources, Program Development and Implementation, Evaluation, Fiscal and Asset Responsibility, Records and Reports, and Facility and Operations.
Our reviewer cited strong community commitment and involvement with our Board, participants, and staff. The reviewer received unsolicited testimony on how our great programs have changed people’s lives and cited our Home Maintenance Program as a Best Practice and efficiently designed. She felt our Center slogan, “Nationally Accredited and Locally Committed” is inspiring and encourages other accredited centers to adopt this motto. Finally, she cited the wonderful facilities, classrooms, community garden, and facility design as top notch.
The support that the Sylvania Senior Center receives from the Sylvania Community provides us with the tools and building blocks that we use to fulfill our promise of excellence to our community leaders, participants, volunteers, and tax payers. We are proud to bring this award back to our community and will continue to strive to meet the expectations and standards that are now set ~Julie Graf, Director