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Healthy food in a SNAP

Today, nearly 5 million older Americans are at risk for hunger. Every day, they have to choose whether to pay for food, medicine, or other basic needs. But there is a way out. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps seniors buy nutritious food to stay healthy. September is Hunger Action Month. Help us spread the word—SNAP helps seniors and it's easy to apply!


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  • Flu season 2014: Time to get prepared

    Flu season is right around the corner, and we have all the info you need to help seniors stay healthy. Join us for a free webinar on Aug. 28 to learn about this year’s Flu + You campaign. Discover why the flu is an important health issue for older adults, how you can use free Flu + You materials to empower older adults with information, and fast and easy ways to share prevention tips.

    Register for the webinar Learn about flu Aug 19
  • Making health care data more transparent

    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and senior Finance Committee member Charles Grassley (R-IA) recently asked NCOA and other advocates for new ideas to make health care data more useful and readily available. NCOA submitted recommendations that focus on data in three areas: Medicare, Medigap, and Medicaid HCBS.

    Read NCOA's comments Aug 18
  • Going to the fair? Bring these 6 questions

    It’s county fair time, and many elected officials are sure to make an appearance. This is a great opportunity for you to ask your members of Congress what they’ve done to help seniors—beyond just fending off proposed cuts. When you head to the fair, bring our 6 questions on important aging issues.

    See what to ask the candidates Aug 17
  • Social Security turns 79, but is senior poverty a thing of the past?

    Social Security keeps millions of seniors out of extreme poverty, but not all. Today, 15% of American seniors are still living in poverty, most of them women and people of color, according to a new report from Half in Ten and the National Senior Citizens Law Center. Issues like economic insecurity, homelessness, and hunger remain.

    Read the report Help struggling seniors connect to benefits Aug 16
  • Making food assistance a snap

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a great way for older adults to get help paying for healthy food. But the application process can be challenging. Join us for a free webinar on Aug. 27 to learn how seniors can avoid common pitfalls and appeal a benefits decision.

    Register Get your state application See 5 SNAP myths Aug 12
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