TUESDAY, 10:30 to 11:30 A.M. | MILL RACE CENTER, MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM 3
Presenter: Peter Thompson
Peter Thompson has been Executive Director of the Senior Center in Charlottesville since 1999. The Senior Center has achieved NISC accreditation three times and received the 2009 ICAA/NuStep Pinnacle award for excellence in senior wellness. Peter is a NISC accreditation peer reviewer and standards trainer.
As a member of the NISC Delegate Council, he co-chaired the NISC New Models of Senior Center task force culminating in publication of a report still used by NISC and others. Peter helped launch the Virginia Association of Senior Center and has served on the boards of directors of the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce, Center for Nonprofit Excellence,and Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations.
He currently serves on several local commissions and task forces addressing the age wave in Virginia and his community. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his M.P.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Senior Centers are leaders in the field of aging in numerous ways. Our NISC accreditation standards emphasize also that we cannot do it alone but should meet community needs through collaborations.
The Senior Center in Charlottesville, VA has ramped up its efforts to lead and collaborate.
Learn how partnering with the local AAA and a fitness and wellness center for a community summit The BIG Think: is Charlottesville ready for the Age Shift? was a catalyst for more collaborations and community leadership. Joining a City-wide place-making task force and Livable for a Lifetime, Public Health, and Age Wave planning resulted. Moreover, the blossoming friendship with the local AAA is leading to the development of a coalition of all the area’s aging providers all due to this initiative.