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  • 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
  • See which senior centers made the list in 2014

    Accreditation is a great way for senior centers to improve their operations today—and position themselves for the future. Last year, 32 centers from 11 states earned National Senior Center Accreditation from NCOA’s National Institute of Senior Centers. See what these senior centers have to offer.

    Meet the centers See why it pays to get accredited Jan 17
  • 5 ways Congress can support seniors in 2015

    2015 marks the 50th anniversary of three of the nation’s most important programs for seniors—Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act. It’s also when advocates and policymakers from across the country will be discussing the future of aging services at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. Now is the time for Congress to commit to the needs of seniors.

    See our list Jan 13
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