NCOA Adds Four New Partners to Economic Security Initiative
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NCOA Adds Four New Partners to Economic Security Initiative

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April 25, 2014

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.

The new community partners are:

  • Senior Friendship Center, Sarasota, FL
  • Wilmington Senior Center, Wilmington, DE
  • Institute for Workforce Innovation, Gainesville, FL
  • Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County, Fort Worth, TX

These organizations will serve as Economic Security Service Centers, where older adults in need can receive a comprehensive assessment of their situation, economic case management, referrals to community resources, and follow-up. ESI centers help seniors with a range of issues, including benefits enrollment, foreclosure counseling, and job training.

The Economic Security Initiative—which is supported by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, The Retirement Research Foundation and The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation—has been successfully piloted in 24 other communities throughout the country. On average, seniors that receive holistic economic casework have managed to increase their income or decrease their spending by $250 each month.

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