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  • Senate moves swiftly on OAA reauthorization

    Tomorrow, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will take up reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA) as one of its first markups of the 114th Congress. Chairman Alexander (R-TN) enlisted the support of Ranking Member Murray (D-WA) and Sens. Burr (R-NC) and Sanders (I-VT) for the OAA Reauthorization of 2015, which builds upon bipartisan legislation that the committee adopted in 2013. NCOA has endorsed the bill and is urging the committee to send it to the full Senate for consideration.

    Get more details Ask your lawmakers for their support Jan 27
  • See what we accomplished together

    NCOA’s 2014 Impact Report is out, and it details how partners like you helped us improve the lives of nearly 440,000 older adults last year. See the key areas where we helped seniors access benefits, prevent falls, manage chronic conditions, and more. Thanks to your help, we’re continuing our journey to improve the health and economic security of 10 million seniors by 2020.

    Read our 2014 Impact Report Jan 26
  • Just released! Funding to help seniors enroll in SNAP

    We’ve just released the Request for Proposals for our initiative to help seniors enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We’re seeking proposals from community-based organizations in two competitive categories ($25,000 and $50,000). Optional Letters of Intent are due Feb. 13, and applications are due March 6.

    Get the details Jan 20
  • NCOA to co-chair committee on HCBS quality measures

    Joe Caldwell, NCOA Director of Long-Term Services and Supports Policy, was selected to co-chair a new National Quality Forum Committee on Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) quality measures. The committee will develop a framework for HCBS quality, assess current measures, identify gaps, and make recommendations. This effort is intended to improve outcomes for individuals who receive care at home.

    Learn more See who else is on the committee Jan 19
  • LGBT aging photo contest begins!

    What does healthy LGBT aging look like to you? Enter our photo contest by March 13, and you could win an Amazon gift card and have your story featured online. NCOA’s National Institute of Senior Centers and SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging are looking for photos that exemplify what it is to be an aging lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender person.

    Find out how to enter See contest guidelines Jan 18
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