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One in three seniors is economically vulnerable. We help them access benefits, develop personal economic action plans, get training and jobs, and explore how to use their home equity wisely.

The Latest in Economic Security

NCOA Adds Four New Partners to Economic Security Initiative

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) today announced the addition of four new community partners in its Economic Security Initiative (ESI), a person-centered, holistic approach to economic casework that addresses the needs of older adults experiencing economic distress.

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Regaining Their Financial Footing

Last year, thanks to support from the Taub Foundation, NCOA expanded its Economic Security Initiative (ESI) approach to Passaic County, NJ. Implemented by local partner PathStone, the ESI approach helps low-income seniors regain their financial footing. Here are the stories of two of the more than 200 seniors PathStone helped.

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Finding Affordable Medicine and Continued Independence

Jesus and Maria Cardenas, both diabetic, were struggling to pay for their medications and doctors’ visits. Then they met promotoras (health promoters) from Senior Community Outreach Services—one of NCOA’s Benefits Enrollment Centers in Alamo, TX—who screened them for programs that can help pay for their prescriptions. Now the couple is saving over $10,000 a year.

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How to Get Help for Dental, Vision, and Hearing Services

Medicare pays for a range of health care services for older adults and persons living with disabilities. But routine teeth cleaning, vision and hearing tests, eyeglass and hearing aid fittings, and similar procedures are not covered. Find out how to get help paying for these services.

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