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

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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What do NISC members really care about?

Last month, we surveyed NISC members to see which benefits you found most useful and what we can do to add value to your membership. The results are in! Topping the list were access to information, advocacy, accreditation, programming ideas, and opportunities to network.

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Our Senior Center Voice in Washington!

Denise Niese, director of the Wood County Committee on Aging in Ohio, traveled to Washington, DC to testify at the subcommittee’s hearing entitled Serving Seniors through the Older Americans Act. Read about her experience.

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A Smoother Application Process in Illinois

Advocates in Illinois created a helpful benefits application cover sheet to help DHS caseworkers decipher documentation and process applications more quickly.

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Savvy Saving Seniors® Tips

Explore useful tips from our Savvy Saving Seniors® toolkits on saving money, budgeting, avoiding scams, and more.

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11 Tips for Managing the Cards in Your Wallet

Learn how to use, manage, and protect your government-issued and commercial prepaid debit cards.

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Farm Bill: What’s in it for Hungry Seniors?

After more than two years of contentious debate, the Farm Bill renewal is about to pass Congress. The House approved a bipartisan agreement last week, and the Senate is expected to do the same today. The legislation includes both positives and negatives for older Americans who are food insecure.

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