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Use our online action alerts to email your members of Congress about important issues facing older adults, including falls prevention, chronic disease, elder justice, and the Older Americans Act.

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Senate Moves Swiftly on OAA Reauthorization in Anniversary Year

The newly introduced Older Americans Act Reauthorization of 2015 builds upon bipartisan legislation from 2013. NCOA has endorsed the bill and is urging the committee to send it to the full Senate for consideration.

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5 Ways Congress Can Support Seniors in 2015

Several anniversaries in 2015 offer the perfect opportunity for Congress to expand and reinforce its commitment to supporting older Americans’ health and economic security.

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NCOA Applauds HELP Committee Action on Older Americans Act Reauthorization

The NCOA commends the Senate HELP Committee on its quick markup of S. 192, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization of 2015.

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FY15 Funding Bill: What it Means for Aging Programs

A $1 trillion, 1,603-page FY15 funding package was among the last pieces of business of the 113th Congress. Find out what's included for aging programs such as the Older Americans Act, falls prevention, chronic disease, and elder justice.

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See the issues we're fighting for in the 113th Congress, including the budget, Older Americans Act, and long-term services and supports.