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Aging Unleashed! 2014 Senior Center Conference Workshops

Are you looking for ways to improve your senior center? The Aging Unleashed! Senior Center 2014 conference offers over 65 workshops, and we built a training schedule around the 25+ senior center focused workshops.

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2013 NISC Awards: Senior Champion's Passport Program

Members from 15 senior centers in Phoenix, AZ, were challenged to complete up to 72 health and fitness activities over a four month period. Each participant was issued a "passport" to track their activities and earn medals. About 600 seniors participated and over 360 received medals!

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Mapping Benefits Access Across the States

This tool lets users find information about Medicare beneficiaries in their states, including enrollment in the core benefits programs for low-income seniors and adults with disabilities.

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NCOA Celebrates Older Americans Month with Focus on Preventing Falls

NCOA is celebrating Older Americans Month with resources to help older adults prevent life-threatening falls.

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2014 Achievement Award Winners

On June 5, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) presented its 2014 Achievement Awards to an outstanding business leader and two outstanding companies championing the health and economic security of older adults.

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NCOA Adds Four New Partners to Economic Security Initiative

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.

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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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