Senior Citizen's Guide to Pittsburgh 2016 Spring/Summer Edition - page 47

Boomers Resource Guide
• Spring/Summer 2016
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cans, Hispanics, and Asians
respectively.
• Compared with their peers,
senior center participants have
higher levels of health, social
interaction, and life satisfaction
and lower levels of income.
• The average age of partici-
pants is 75.
• 75% of participants visit their
center 1 to 3 times per week.
They spend an average of 3.3
hours per visit.
How are senior centers
funded?
To maintain operations, senior
centers must leverage resources
from a variety of sources. These
include federal, state, and local
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Today’s senior centers are reinventing
themselves to meet the needs and desires
of the aging baby boom generation.
Boomers now constitute more than two-thirds
of the 50+ population.
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governments; special events; pub-
lic and private grants; businesses;
bequests; participant contributions;
in-kind donations; and volunteer
hours. Most centers rely on 3 to 8
different funding sources.
Research shows that older adults
who participate in senior center
programs can learn to manage and
delay the onset of chronic disease
and experience measurable im-
provements in their physical, social,
spiritual, emotional, mental, and
economic well-being. Visit your
local senior center today by yourself
or with a friend! To learn more,
view the senior center listings on
page 46.
Article from the National Council
on Aging,
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