Senior Centers

Community or residential centers with activities and non-medical services designed for independent older adults to promote well-being, activity, social interaction and meals.

More Common Terms

  • Parkinson's Disease The degeneration or damage of nerve cells located at the top of the brain stem. Slight tremors of a hand, arm or leg are common and extreme muscle stiffness may occur where it becomes difficult to perform tasks such as buttoning clothes, walk or spe...
  • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) State-licensed facilities that provide a safe, therapeutic environment for individuals who require rehabilitative care or can no longer live independently due to medical requirements. Also known as nursing homes or convalescent homes.
  • Registered Nurse (RN) A state-licensed individual who has completed training and passed a specific examination in order to perform nursing services.

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