Smith Active Adult Center Receives State Certification
The Mabel D. Smith Active Adult Center received its five year re-certification as a “Center of Excellence” by the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services.
Centers of Excellence provide exemplary services and opportunities to their communities and serve as mentors and models to other senior centers. Centers that are certified as Centers of Excellence receive approximately triple the amount of funding from the Area Agency on Aging than those centers that are not certified. Of the 163 senior centers in North Carolina, 79 are certified Centers of Excellence and six are Centers of Merit.
Smith Active Adult Center originally opened in 1976 as Fairview Recreation Center. It was renamed in 1982 as the Mabel D. Smith Center at Fairview. In 1998, it became Mabel D. Smith Senior Center and transitioned from a traditional recreation center to a senior center serving adults ages 55 and older throughout the Greensboro community. In September of this year, the center’s name changed again to Mabel D. Smith Active Adult Center, and began serving active adults ages 50 and older.
Laura Plunkett, health promotion coordinator for the Area Agency on Aging presented the Certificate of Excellence to Center Director Teania Jackson and Active Adults Program Coordinator Jennie Matkins at the monthly meeting of the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Commission on November 13.
For more information about Smith Active Adult Center’s excellent programs and services, please call 336-373-7564 or visit the center website.