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Help is a two-way street

Kay Roberson is a lifelong volunteer. When she heard that Surrey Services for Seniors was looking for someone to provide manicures to members, she offered to help. Turns out, she got some help for herself as well.

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Media Boost Gives Extra Help to Michigan Seniors

The state of Michigan has more than 62,000 Medicare beneficiaries who may be eligible for the Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS/Extra Help), but are not enrolled in the program. Now thanks to a timely, well-placed article in a widely read newspaper, more Michigan Medicare beneficiaries are connected to Extra Help.

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Senior SNAP Outreach Materials

Use these materials to reach older adults in your community and encourage them to apply for SNAP!

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SNAP Outreach: Online Badges

Place these ads to your website to direct seniors to BenefitsCheckUp.org, where they can easily find out if they are eligible for SNAP and get their state’s application.

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Appropriations Season Heating Up

The FY15 appropriations process is in full swing, and we’ve updated our funding table to share the latest numbers.

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Seniors & SNAP: 5 Myths Busted

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) helps 4 million low-income older Americans buy nutritious foods. But, many older adults are confused by common myths about the program. Get the facts with our new infographic!

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2013 NISC Awards: Simple Solutions Expo

The Wayland Council on Aging sponsored a "Simple Solutions Expo," which included presentations, vendor exhibits, demonstrations, and free raffles all targeted at "living more comfortably in your own home."

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Maryland Senior Centers Mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

With representation from federal, state, and local officials, senior centers in Montgomery County, Maryland hosted events to mark the 2014 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

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Visualizing LIS Eligibility

This mapping tool enables benefits counselors to find information on these individuals potentially eligible for but not enrolled in LIS/Extra Help down to the zip code level.

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Innovative Program Offers People with Diabetes the Power to Improve their Own Health

Under a unique collaboration, NCOA with support from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and WellPoint are—for the first time—bringing a proven and affordable face-to-face and online support program to help people manage their Type 2 diabetes.

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