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Congress Returns to Tackle Federal Budget

Congress returns from recess this week to start negotiating a final budget package, with the goal of completing work by April 15.

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Medicare Advantage Tip Sheets

ACL/AoA developed the following tip sheets about Medicare Advantage plans that may prove helpful in learning about these plans in your state and communities, especially if you are planning to engage in contracting with managed care organizations.

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Duxbury Senior Center celebrates second accreditation

Congratulations for Duxbury Senior Center in Massachusetts for earning National Senior Center Accreditation for a second time in April. The center's experienced staff, broad programming options, and leadership in piloting NCOA's Aging Mastery Program® were among the many strengths noted by the peer reviewer.

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2014 NISC Awards: Urban Farming Partnership

St. Anne's Senior Community Center formed a unique partnership with Greensgrow Farm, an urban farm located across the street from the center. During the produce season, Greensgrow brings the farm to St. Anne's as members redeem produce vouchers and learn about the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables. In exchange, seniors walk to the garden to volunteer with pruning and planting.

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Interlude for a Senior Center

The Film Fund, Music Performance Trust Fund, and NCOA are teaming up to bring live music to older adults at senior centers across the country this year.

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Healthy LGBT Aging Photo Contest Winners Announced

NCOA and the Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) National Resource Center on LGBT Aging today announced the winners for the 2015 Healthy LGBT Aging Photo Contest.

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NCOA and Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Help Seniors Navigate Housing Options

NCOA has received a $100,000 contribution from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation in support of homeownership education for senior citizens. The effort will help struggling older adults navigate their housing options via a new financial education module, Your Home as a Strategic Asset.

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Five Senior Centers Gain Accreditation in February

Congratulations to the five senior centers that received National Senior Center Accreditation in February, 2015—the Millcreek Senior Center, Sunday Anderson Senior Center, Taylorsville Senior Center, and the Tenth East Senior Center, all from Salt Lake County, UT and Journey’s Way from Philadelphia, PA.

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NCOA and Bank of America Charitable Foundation Mark Five Years of Lifting Seniors Out of Poverty

Since 2010, NCOA and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation have been working to help older adults lift themselves out of poverty and manage their financial lives. Now in its 5th year, this effort is being extended to reach thousands more seniors, both online and in their communities.

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Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: Summary of National and State Translational Research Findings

This document provides a summary of state and national translational research studies that demonstrate the health benefits of CDSMP. The studies show that participation in a CDSMP workshop can positively influence the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s “Triple Aim” of better health, better care, and lower cost.

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