2022 Senior Center Programs of Excellence – Marketing and Public Relations
Join us on January 26th at 2 p.m. ET for the first webinar in our NISC Programs of Excellence Series featuring the winning programs in the Marketing and Public Relations category. We will also be joined by NCOA’s Advancement Team for a conversation about marketing and senior centers.
Winner: 12 Days of Christmas—Norwell Council of Aging, Norwell, Massachusetts
Honorable mention: Caring Club—Calabasas Senior Center, Calabasas, California
Associate Director of Network Development and Engagement, Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center and NISC
National Council on Aging
Dianne Stone has more than 20 years of experience with senior centers and aging issues, primarily as the Director of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center in Newington, Connecticut. Stone has also worked, volunteered, and held leadership positions with a variety of organizations in Connecticut, including Connecticut AgeWell Collaborative, the ADA Coalition of Connecticut, Connecticut Medicaid Oversight Council, and the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity. She joined NCOA in January 2022, as a member of the Center for Healthy Aging, where she is primarily focused on supporting senior centers throughout the country through the ACL-funded Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center and NISC.
Chief Development & Marketing Officer
National Council on Aging
Karen is NCOA's Chief Development and Marketing Officer. She is responsible for building awareness of the organization and its tools to help older adults stay healthy and financially secure, and she leads fund development initiatives. Karen brings more than 25 years of experience in nonproﬁt management, specializing in the development of national campaigns, public/private partnerships, major gift solicitation strategies, corporate relations, communications, and marketing. Outside of work, Davis enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, running, or chasing after her dalmatian, Lucy.
Norwell Senior Center
Susan Curtin has 18 years of experience working with older adults in a variety of community settings. She is currently the Director of the Norwell Senior Center in Massachusetts and 2019 recipient of the NISC Program of Excellence Award for Community Development, Leadership and Intergenerational Programming. She serves as a Regional Representative and member of several committees with the Massachusetts Council on Aging (MCOA) and a member of the NISC Best Practices Team. Susan holds a MS in Gerontology with a concentration in Management of Aging Services from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Senior Center Supervisor
Calabasas Senior Center
Kimberly Post has 15 years of experience working with the 50+ community. She is currently the Facility Supervisor of the Calabasas Senior Center in California and 2020 recipient of the NISC Program of Excellence Award for Cultural Programs.
Co-founder, Calabasas Savvy Senior Program
Calabasas Senior Center
Carol Davis is the co-founder of the Calabasas Savvy Senior program, served as a Task Force member for the creation of the Calabasas Senior Center, continues on the Advisory Board and is a member of the Steering Committee as Emerita. During the pandemic she created and became chair of the Caring Calabasas Club, a service club which engages seniors socially while providing a vehicle for them to make charitable contributions in the form of collections of goods and crafting of needed items.
The club partners with reputable established charities and corporate charitable foundations which eliminates the necessity of becoming a 501c3. Some of our partners are Caruso Cares, Operation Gratitude, My Stuff Bags, Happy Trails for Kids, and the Calabasas Sherriff Station as well as the LAPD Topanga Station.
The Calabasas community at large has become engaged with the movement and the feel-good feeling is permeating not only our city but the surrounding communities. Girl Scout troops, realtors, high schoolers to name a few are participating with seniors. Carol and her husband are long-term residents of Calabasas and luckily her children and grandchildren all live here. Her master’s degree in marketing from NYU and, 30 years’ experience in founding and operating a marketing research company in Calabasas have contributed to the success of her endeavors.
Jenna Hauss (Moderator)
President and CEO
Jenna Hauss has spent the past 15 years working with older adults, and is dedicated to the continued growth of enhancing community-based services to best meet the demands of a growing population. Jenna has worked as a Social Worker and leader through a variety of clinical and community based settings. In 2018, Jenna became the Director of Strategic Initiatives & Community Based Services, supporting the executive leadership in their strategic vision and grant development opportunities throughout ONEgeneration. Her most recent transition to President and CEO comes with extensive history at ONEgeneration, allowing for a full –comprehensive understanding of the direction and growth opportunities that lay ahead, concentrating around supporting our most vulnerable communities. Jenna currently serves on the Accreditation board for the National Council on Aging and is the representative of California for the statewide leadership collaborative with the National Institute of Senior Centers.