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The Center at The Heights
The Center at The Heights promotes health and wellness by providing a place to socialize and offering a variety of on-going recreational, health, educational, and informational programs and activities.

Housing Departments
The center also houses the Council on Aging offices and staff to include the:
  • Assistant Director
  • Executive Director
  • Social Work Department
  • S.H.I.N.E. program (Serving the Health and Information Needs of Elders)
  • Transportation and Volunteer Coordinator

Accreditation

In 1999, the Stephen Palmer Senior Center was the first Center in Massachusetts, and the 19th in the country, to be accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC). The center was reaccredited in 2004 and again in 2011. The rigorous accreditation process involved many community volunteers, in addition to the board and staff, working together on nine committees.

The committees evaluated all aspects of the center’s operations and developed a set of recommendations for further strengthening the programs and services. NISC peer reviewers visited in 1999, 2004, and 2011, and enthusiastically endorsed our application for accreditation.

National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization dedicated to providing a national voice for older Americans and the organizations that serve them. The Needham Council on Aging is a member of the Town's Human Service Department along with Youth and Veterans Services.