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Giving your body the right nutrients and maintaining a healthy weight can help you stay active and independent. You’ll also spend less time and money on the doctor. It’s National Nutrition Month—read our 6 tips on how to make smarter food choices as you get older, and visit BenefitsCheckUp® to find food programs that can help you get the biggest nutritional bang for your buck.


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  • Budgeting in 3 minutes

    April is Financial Literacy Month! Are the seniors you serve making the most of their money? Share our free budgeting tool on EconomicCheckUp® to help them quickly see where their money goes and how they can spend smarter.

    See how it works Mar 31
  • House passes Medicare physician reform bill

    Last week, the House voted to pass a Medicare bill (H.R. 2) that would permanently reform and avoid future cuts to physician payments. It also would make permanent the Qualifying Individual (QI) program, which pays Part B premiums for certain low-income beneficiaries, and extend for 2 years low-income outreach and enrollment funding at higher levels. NCOA will continue to work with the Senate to improve the bill for low-income beneficiaries before the next vote in mid-April.

    Read our letter to the House Mar 30
  • Positive health outcomes for CDSMP participants

    National and state translational research studies have shown that participating in a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) workshop can positively influence the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s “Triple Aim” of better health, better care, and lower cost. Read our summary of the latest research about the health benefits of CDSMP.

    Explore the findings Find a workshop near you Mar 29
  • Updated for 2015: Benefits 101 fact sheets

    Need a basic grasp of the core benefits programs for low-income Medicare beneficiaries? Our Center for Benefits Access has updated our Benefits 101 fact sheets. Each provides an overview of the benefit, how eligibility is determined, how the benefit works with other programs, and how to help seniors apply.

    Learn Benefits 101 Mar 28
  • It's Diabetes Alert Day!

    We’re joining six national organizations to help find 1 million Americans at risk for diabetes. Chances are you know one of the 86 million people who have pre-diabetes.

    Share the diabetes risk test Mar 24
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