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September 23 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD). Serious falls are not a normal part of aging. Help spread the word about simple steps older adults can take to stay safe. Read our myths and realities about falls and older adults, share our infographic, and check out the winners of our 2014 Falls Free® Photo Contest.

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  • Today is Falls Prevention Awareness Day!

    Serious falls are not a normal part of aging. Help spread the word about simple steps older adults can take to stay safe! Read our myths and realities about falls and older adults, share our infographic outlining 6 steps to prevent a fall.

    Learn 5 falls myths Share 6 steps to prevent a fall Sep 23
  • Congress returns home to campaign

    This month, Congress took a brief respite from the campaign trail to address a few must-pass measures. Among the bills sent to the President is a continuing resolution that funds federal programs. Before your Representatives return to Washington for a "lame duck" session, take the opportunity to ask the candidates what they’re doing for older adults.

    Use our Election 2014 toolkit Send an email to your lawmakers Sep 22
  • Check out our LTC infographic on PBS Newshour

    Where do you turn for help with long-term care? See tips to get started in our new infographic compiled with PBS Newshour. Share this helpful graphic that details hard facts about who pays for long-term care, and how you can help an older loved one navigate the system.

    See and share Sep 21
  • Beyond the CLASS Act

    Get the story of the rise, passage, repeal, and lessons learned of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act in a new article by NCOA’s Public Policy & Advocacy team. Originally passed as part of the Affordable Care Act, CLASS continues to influence the debate on how the nation should finance long-term care.

    Read the article Sep 20
  • “I get $56 a month”

    It may not sound like much, but Ms. M from New York is one of 4 million seniors eating healthier thanks to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). It’s Hunger Action Month—encourage more hungry older adults to #getSNAP! Share our images on social media or download, print, and hang a poster where seniors gather.

    Get an image Print a poster See 5 SNAP myths Sep 17
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Sept. 23 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day!

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