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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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  • Happy Older Americans Month!

    This year’s theme, Get into the Act, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA). Along with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, we're planning a week of advocacy actions starting May 18. Watch here for details next week.

    Understand the OAA Get ideas to celebrate May 05
  • Congressional Republicans approve budget blueprint

    The Majority Republican leadership in Congress reached an agreement on an FY16 budget resolution that sets up a blueprint for annual appropriations. What does it mean for programs that serve older adults?

    See our summary May 04
  • Recap: NCOA Falls Prevention Summit

    Last week’s summit, an official White House Conference on Aging event, was a success! Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee highlighted the personal impact that falls have on the lives of older Americans and the significance of the words, “She fell.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on falls, as well as a new resource on implementing effective community-based programs. The purpose of the summit was to update the Falls Free® National Action Plan. If you missed the event, read our recap on Twitter! NCOA wishes to thank its event supporters: Walmart and Archstone Foundation.

    Get CDC data and resources Read our Twitter recap May 03
  • Add your voice: Long-term services and supports

    The White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) has released a new policy brief on long-term services and supports (LTSS), a key focus area of the upcoming conference. The brief reviews informal caregiving, formal services and supports, direct care workers, access to information and services, and financing LTSS. You’re encouraged to comment and share your feedback.

    Read and comment May 02
  • Call for promising practices in family caregiver support

    Do you know of a successful local, state, or national program that supports family caregivers of individuals with disabilities and/or seniors? If so, tell us about it! The Family Support Research and Training Center, which NCOA co-leads with the University of Illinois at Chicago, is doing a national search to identify promising practices and programs. We will share what we learn with aging and disability advocates across the country.

    Nominate a promising practice May 01
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