Improving the Lives of Older Americans
Shortcut Navigation:
What's important to seniors?

For the third year, we surveyed thousands of older Americans to find out how they’re feeling about their lives today and into the future. The United States of Aging Survey, conducted with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, United Healthcare, and USA TODAY, explores what matters to older adults and how communities can prepare for a growing senior population. 

I

want to live in a country where

older adults don't have to choose between paying for medicine or food.

   Please leave this field empty

News at NCOA News RSS

  • Is a reverse mortgage the best choice?

    If you know older adults who are considering a reverse mortgage, they must get counseling from a government-approved agency to see if it's the right option for them. Our Reverse Mortgage Counseling Services Network is one of nine national counseling groups approved by the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development. Please spread the word by sharing our toll-free number: 855-899-3778.

    Learn more about reverse mortgage counseling Jul 29
  • Deadline Friday: Falls Free® Photo Contest

    Send us photos of older adults participating in evidence-based falls prevention programs—and you could win an Amazon gift card! Winning photos will be used to promote Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) on Sept. 23.

    Enter now Learn about FPAD Jul 28
  • Why not the Older Americans Act?

    In the Huffington Post, NCOA board member Bob Blancato points out the small glimmers of bipartisanship during the 113th Congress and rightly asks: “Why Not the Older Americans Act?” It’s time to urge your Senators and Representatives to finally reauthorize the OAA, before time runs out this year!

    Read Blancato's article Take action Learn more Jul 27
  • How do you compare?

    Take our United States of Aging Survey quiz to see how you compare to seniors nationally when it comes to optimism, setting health goals, and whether your community is prepared for an aging population. If you missed last week’s Town Hall event announcing the 2014 results, watch the recording on USA Today.

    Take the quiz See 2014 results Watch Jul 22
  • Educate Congress in August

    August is around the corner and that means members of Congress will be in their home districts. Introduce them to the seniors you serve and programs you offer! Since federal funding decisions for next year are still on hold, this is a great chance to educate legislators about investments they can make in key programs.

    See where aging funding stands Get ideas Find 5 questions to ask candidates Jul 21
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