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Disabled and widowed, Jessie was living on just $1,200 a month until she found help through NCOA’s BenefitsCheckUp®. Now she has $300 more to pay for food, medicine, and other essentials. May is Older Americans Month, and 2015 is the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act. Help us fulfill our nation’s promise that all older Americans live with dignity.


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  • May 18-22: Join our week of action on OAA!

    It’s Older Americans Month and the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA). Along with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, NCOA is promoting May 18-22 as a week of action to spotlight the OAA and urge Congress to fund, reauthorize, and protect it. Join us—there are ways to participate each day!

    See the schedule May 18
  • Senior Center Conference: Register by June 30 to save

    Are you a senior center professional looking for new ideas? Register for the 2015 Senior Center Conference Sept. 20-22 in Columbus, IN. Get the best rates by registering before June 30. Members of our National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) pay just $295 ($345 after June 30). Non-members pay $345 ($395 after June 30).

    See what's planned Register now Join NISC to save May 17
  • NCOA Hosts Falls Prevention Summit, a White House Conference on Aging Event

    More than 110 experts in falls prevention from around the nation gathered in Arlington, VA to outline innovative ideas and set priorities to update the 2005 Falls Free® National Action Plan, the nation’s first blueprint for addressing this critical public health challenge. The Falls Prevention Summit will help inform the agenda for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging this coming summer. The final 2015 Falls Free® National Action Plan will be available later this year on

    View presentations from the Falls Prevention Summit May 13
  • It’s Mental Health Month

    Depression and anxiety are not a “normal” part of aging and should not be ignored. May is Mental Health Month, and we’ve teamed up with Mental Health America to bring you resources about mental illness to share with older adults. Find them on our My Medicare Matters® website! Then join us on May 14 at 2 p.m. ET for the #BoomerMH Twitter chat.

    Read a blog post Take an anonymous mental health screening May 11
  • Making the case for evidence-based programs

    Frontiers in Public Health has published a Research Topic to advance knowledge about evidence-based programs (EBPs) for older adults. NCOA staff and partners contributed to the coordinated set of papers that represents a variety of disciplines, community sectors, agencies, and locations. The companion eBook, to be released later this month, aims to enhance practice, inform policy, and build systems of support and delivery for EBP.

    Access the full volume May 10
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