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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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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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