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Posted on: July 26, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Orange County senior center receives national award


The Orange County Department on Aging’s Seymour Center earned an award for excellence in technology at the National Council on Aging (NCOA) Annual Conference.

The Seymour Center’s program, Making Technology Easier for Seniors Expo, won first place in NCOA’s National Institute of Senior Centers 2018 Programs of Excellence for technology. Awards were presented at the conference on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Members of the Seymour Program Advisory Committee, spearheaded by Ceresa Clarke, Ann Wilkerson, and Seymour Programs and Operations Manager, Cydnee Sims, created the program to educate and empower older adults to use devices and applications, which are now a part of everyday life, helping to bridge the gap between technology and older adults.

“We are proud of all of our programs” said Department on Aging director, Janice Tyler. “It’s especially nice to be recognized on a national level for our innovative work.”

To read about the 2018 Programs of Excellence Award Winners, visit: For more information about the Department on Aging’s senior centers and programs, go to or stop by the Seymour Center at 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill.

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