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Get the latest news and information about NCOA's work to improve the lives of millions of older adults.

Leveraging Health Care Metrics to Increase Sustainability

Leveraging Health Care Metrics to Increase Sustainability

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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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NISC Chair Travels to Taiwan

NISC Chair Carol Reagan was invited to be a keynote speaker at the International Conference of Elder Education and Intergenerational Learning in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Two Centers Earn NISC Accreditation

Congratulations to the Good Samaritan Senior Services Center in San Antonio, TX and the Marilyn Michaelson Senior Center of Bloomfield, CT for earning National Senior Center Accreditation in March.

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2013 NISC Awards: Intergenerational Garden Service Project

Lynnwood Senior Center hosted a intergenerational service project with volunteers ranging in age from 4 to 90. Volunteers built raised beds for a beautiful community garden that grows organic food, providing a much needed service to the larger community.

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10 Ways the Ryan Budget Could Harm Older Americans

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote this week on a budget resolution from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) that could significantly harm our nation’s seniors, particularly millions struggling to make ends meet.

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Older Americans Month 2014

The theme of this year's event in May is injury prevention. Use and share our resources on falls prevention to help older adults stay safe.

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Renewed Employment and Self-Esteem

For 40 years, NCOA has been a national sponsor of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Here, participant Ed Reilley describes how SCSEP changed his life for the better.

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