Improving the Lives of Older Americans
Shortcut Navigation:
Know a woman like Jessie?

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.


want to sign up

Get the latest news on health, economic security, and advocacy for older adults.

Sign Up

News at NCOA News RSS

  • Meet our new SNAP grantees!

    With generous support from the Walmart Foundation, NCOA has granted $1.15 million to 30 community organizations to help them enroll eligible older adults into the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Last year, our SNAP grantees helped over 31,000 seniors apply for food assistance. Since 2009, our BenefitsCheckUp® tool has helped more than 1 million people identify over $1.1 billion in SNAP benefits.

    Meet the grantees Get your state SNAP application May 27
  • Highlights from our Center for Healthy Aging meeting

    NCOA’s Center for Healthy Aging Resource Centers recently hosted a national meeting to support states and community-based organizations with implementing, embedding, and sustaining chronic disease self-management (CDSME) and falls prevention programs. National experts presented current research, best practices, business planning, sustainability, partnerships, rural and tribal outreach, and more.

    Download meeting materials View presentations from the Falls Summit May 26
  • 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
More News »

Need Help?

Having trouble paying your bills?

Get a free BenefitsCheckUp® to see if you qualify for help paying for medicine, food, utilities, and more.

Savvy Saving Seniors®

Learn how to budget, avoid scams, and protect your cards.

Get toolkits | See tips for seniors

National Institute of Senior Centers

NISC is a dynamic network of senior center professionals from around the country. We promote senior centers and the professionals who run them.

Join Learn Member Login