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

New Toll-Free Number

The National Council on Aging today announced a new national toll-free number for older homeowners to sign up for counseling when considering a reverse mortgage: 1-855-899-3778.

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Senior SNAP Enrollment Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help your organization increase SNAP enrollment among older adults in your community.

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Senior Hunger

For 1 in 7 seniors in the U.S., hunger is a real struggle. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need for good health. Learn more about how SNAP can help older adults in your community.

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2013 NISC Awards: Buddy Bingo

The “Senior Buddy Bingo Crew” gathered for the first time at Penacook Community Center in Apr. 2013, and the event was such a hit that they now meet on a monthly basis!

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Congrats to Sunshine Senior Center on Third Accreditation

The Sunshine Senior Center in St. Petersburg, FL earned national Senior Center Accreditation in February, 2014.

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War on Poverty Still Critical for Vulnerable Seniors

NCOA today praised the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging for holding a hearing on gains in senior income security since President Lyndon Johnson declared War on Poverty in the 1960s—but emphasized that the job is far from over.

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President’s Budget a Mixed Bag for Senior Programs

President Obama’s FY15 budget proposal, released March 4, includes a variety of program cuts plus investments intended to promote opportunity and growth. See what's included for the Older Americans Act, Medicare, Social Security, and other programs affecting seniors.

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ELMORE: Help for Struggling Florida Homeowners

Jane, a reverse mortgage borrower in Broward County, FL, was in danger of losing her home when she could not keep up with her insurance payments. But thanks to the Elderly Mortgage Assistance Program (ELMORE), Jane received over $12,000 in assistance to save her property. ELMORE was developed by Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) in partnership with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Fannie Mae, and other agencies to help senior homeowners avoid foreclosure.

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A New Job and Boost in Income

Mr. P.T. found that his retirement income was insufficient to cover the basic necessities of living in San Francisco. But thanks to the Economic Security Initiative (ESI), he found employment and resources to live healthy into the future. The ESI effort has helped over 8,200 older adults achieve lasting economic security.

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Medicare & the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 has many implications for people with Medicare and those aging into Medicare.

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