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Senior Centers & Recreation

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  • Aquariums (1)
    PL-6400.9600-040

    Aquariums

    PL-6400.9600-040

    Programs that house collections of living aquatic plants and animals including fish, shellfish, shore birds and other species for the purposes of conservation, research, education and public viewing.
  • Art Museums (1)
    TA-5500.0500

    Art Museums

    TA-5500.0500

    Institutions that acquire, preserve and exhibit permanent and/or traveling collections of art objects including fine art, decorative art, folk/ethnic art and textiles that are collected primarily for their aesthetic qualities and their importance as representatives of a particular artistic tradition or style. Included are museums that are dedicated to one or a combination of the following: paintings, drawings, etchings, engravings, woodcuts, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, serigraphy, architecture, furniture, silverware, jewelry and other art forms which represent the artistic vision of various societies.
  • Botanical Gardens/Arboreta (1)
    PL-6400.1300

    Botanical Gardens/Arboreta

    PL-6400.1300

    Programs that plant, maintain and display for public study and enjoyment collections of flowers, trees, shrubs and ground cover, some of which are rare and exotic.
  • Butterfly Exhibits (1)
    PL-6400.9600-150

    Butterfly Exhibits

    PL-6400.9600-150

    Programs that house a collection of living butterflies in walk-through enclosures with tropical rainforest or garden settings for the purposes of conservation, research, education and public viewing. Exhibits displaying the different stages in the development of the butterfly and educational programs describing the life cycle of the butterfly, its anatomy and physiology in different stages, its predators, its defense mechanisms and its relationship with host plants may also be available.
  • Community Facilities/Centers (1)
    TC

    Community Facilities/Centers

    TC

    Programs that provide a central location for the social, cultural, recreational and civic activities that are available to community residents, or which make space available to individuals and groups who want to hold meetings, offer services or otherwise utilize the facility.
  • Computer and Related Technology Classes (3)
    PL-7400.1500

    Computer and Related Technology Classes

    PL-7400.1500

    Programs that provide instruction for individuals of all ages who want to learn about or perfect their skills in operating, programming and/or utilizing computers and computer-related hardware for specific home and business applications including word processing, spreadsheet development, presentation development, database management, electronic publishing, image processing and Internet access. Included are introductory classes for people unfamiliar with computers and the Internet that help participants develop basic computer literacy skills and courses that focus on the knowledge and skills needed to use particular software applications or accomplish other computer-related tasks. Also included are programs that provide instruction in the use of related technology such as PDA's and smartphones; and those that help participants understand and take full advantage of Internet tools broadly known as "social media" that enable people to create and share on the Internet content which may include text, images, video, audio and multimedia communications or other emerging applications that can be accessed via the computer. Classes may focus on publishing tools such as blogs, video logs (vlogs), photo sharing, podcasting (audio stories broadcast from the Web or downloaded to a computer or portable media players) or wikis (collaboratively edited Web pages); or introduce participants to social media in general.
  • History Museums (1)
    TA-5500.3000

    History Museums

    TA-5500.3000

    Institutions that acquire, preserve, research and exhibit permanent and/or traveling collections of objects including documents, tools, implements and furnishings that have significance in helping to interpret or understand the past. History museums may specialize in a specific era such as early Greece or Rome, a particular geographic region such as California or Appalachia, a particular ethnic or cultural group such as Northwest Native Americans, a designated subject area such as civil rights or the history of immigration or a specific event such as the Holocaust; and may contain any of a wide variety of items created or used by contemporary or historical figures or other individuals.
  • Libraries (3)
    TJ-4400

    Libraries

    TJ-4400

    Facilities which house a collection of materials including books, manuscripts, journals, government documents and nonprint formats such as paintings, musical recordings, videotapes, films and data files on magnetic tape which are organized to provide physical, bibliographic and intellectual access to a targeted group of people and which generally make available staff to provide services and programs related to the information needs of the targeted group.
  • Lifelong Learning Programs (3)
    HH-0500.1600-450

    Lifelong Learning Programs

    HH-0500.1600-450

    Community-based educational programs designed for adults who commute and take courses on a semester basis. Lifelong learning classes are sponsored by Institutes for Learning in Retirement (ILRs). Most ILRs are sponsored by a college or university and offer non-credit academic programs with no attached Continuing Education Credits. A lifelong learning program is structured like a typical college program with regular semesters and often homework. While some lifelong learning programs are restricted to seniors, others are open to adults of any age.
  • Music Performances (2)
    TA-5750

    Music Performances

    TA-5750

    Community or university-based programs or organizations operating on a commercial basis that offer classical, jazz, folk or rock concerts or other types of musical productions. Also included are programs that arrange for music festivals which are often organized thematically within a prescribed period of time and music competitions that are staged as public performances.
  • Natural History Museums (1)
    TA-5500.6500

    Natural History Museums

    TA-5500.6500

    Institutions that acquire, preserve, research and exhibit permanent and/or traveling collections of objects which have significance in the natural sciences including botany, zoology, geology and physical and cultural anthropology and their subsets which include social anthropology, linguistics, ethnology and archaeology. Natural history exhibits vary widely and may display specimens of specific plants, rocks, minerals and other similar objects; feature fossils, skeletal remains and other paleontological relics; demonstrate specific natural phenomena such as the evaporation cycle or the changing of the seasons; comprise dioramas which contain replicas of birds, mammals, snakes and other creatures in their natural habitats; or display artifacts which illustrate the social structure, language and way of life of earlier peoples.
  • Opera Performances (1)
    TA-6500

    Opera Performances

    TA-6500

    Community or university-based programs or organizations operating on a commercial basis that offer theatric productions with texts set to music and sung to orchestral accompaniment. Also included are programs that arrange for opera festivals.
  • Physical Fitness (8)
    PL-6600

    Physical Fitness

    PL-6600

    Programs that provide activities for people who want to improve their strength, flexibility, endurance, muscle tone, reflexes, cardiovascular health and/or other aspects of physical functioning.
  • Physical Fitness for Older Adults (2)
    PL-6600 * YB-8000

    Physical Fitness * Older Adults

    PL-6600 * YB-8000

    Programs that provide activities for people who want to improve their strength, flexibility, endurance, muscle tone, reflexes, cardiovascular health and/or other aspects of physical functioning.*Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
  • Recreation Centers (21)
    PL-6400.7000-700

    Recreation Centers

    PL-6400.7000-700

    Centers, often operated by the local community department of parks and recreation, that offer, at a single location, a variety of recreational facilities such as athletic fields and courts, a gymnasium, a swimming pool and locker facilities. Recreation centers usually offer an organized program of activities for community residents of all ages and provide all necessary equipment.
  • Recreational Activities/Sports (2)
    PL-7000

    Recreational Activities/Sports

    PL-7000

    Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the organized recreational activity, sport or game of their choice. These programs may be offered by local clubs devoted to a particular activity or sport; may provide individual or team coaching assistance or instruction, access to equipment and facilities, and uniforms, if necessary; and may sponsor or make arrangements for athletes to participate in amateur competitions, usually at the local, regional or state level, and provide officials for games. These events are generally for the enjoyment of the athletes and are not at a high enough competitive level to be considered spectator sports.
  • Senior Centers (25)
    TC-5500.8000

    Senior Centers

    TC-5500.8000

    Multipurpose centers that serve as focal points for older adults in the community and which offer, at a single location, a wide variety of services and activities that are needed by and of interest to this population.
  • Senior Companion Program (4)
    ND-9200.8000-800

    Senior Companion Program

    ND-9200.8000-800

    Programs that provide part-time opportunities for low-income individuals age 60 and older to serve one-on-one with frail elderly and other homebound persons who have difficulty completing everyday tasks. They assist with grocery shopping, bill paying, and transportation to medical appointments, and alert doctors and family members to potential problems. Senior Companions also provide short periods of relief to primary caregivers. Senior companions receive a modest tax-free stipend for their work as well as reimbursement for transportation, annual physical examinations, meals, and accident and liability insurance during service. Local nonprofit organizations and public agencies receive grants to sponsor and operate Senior Companion projects. The Senior Companion Program is part of Senior Corps, a network of programs administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  • Telephone Reassurance (1)
    PH-1800.8500

    Telephone Reassurance

    PH-1800.8500

    Programs that contact frail elderly individuals, people with disabilities or others who are vulnerable by telephone on a regular basis to ensure their good health and safety, and to reassure them that help is available if and when they need it.
  • Wish Foundations (1)
    LH-6300.9500

    Wish Foundations

    LH-6300.9500

    Programs that grant wishes which will enrich the lives of people who are unable to fulfill them on their own, e.g., a visit to Disneyland, an opportunity to meet a film star or sports personality or a reunion with family members. Also included are programs that arrange trips or other experiences for individuals and groups. Most wish fulfillment programs serve children and adults who are terminally or gravely ill. Other populations may include seniors, veterans and individuals who are chronically or seriously ill, physically challenged or abused.
  • Zoos/Wildlife Parks (1)
    PL-6400.9600-980

    Zoos/Wildlife Parks

    PL-6400.9600-980

    Programs that house a collection of living animals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects and other wildlife, often in enclosures that replicate their natural habitats, for the purposes of conservation, research, education and public viewing. Zoos are dedicated to the protection of threatened and endangered species and the habitats in which they live, provide a safe environment for their reproduction and coordinate breeding and reintroduction programs to help ensure their continued survival in the wild. They also offer a wide variety of educational programs which help people of all ages develop an appreciation and concern for the world of nature. Also included are wildlife parks in which flocks and herds of animals roam on acres of enclosed land, and petting zoos which allow youngsters and adults to mingle with, handle and feed a variety of farm animals and gentle exotic animals.