Get help during the COVID-19 pandemic where you need it.
Key government and community-based organizations to help you and your loved ones stay informed and protected.
The situation around COVID-19 is changing rapidly, and NCOA is taking proactive steps to share the best information we have to protect the public’s health, especially among older adults. Now is the time to stay informed and follow basic tips to protect yourself and those around you. Get the answers to your most commonly asked questions about COVID-19 with the resources we've provided below - so you can stay safe and protected.
Get Help Where You Need It
- Food: Visit Meals on Wheels and Feeding America for options in your ZIP code.
- Paying your bills: On BenefitsCheckUp.org, see if you qualify for programs to help pay for food, medicine, utilities, and more.
- Medicare: Get advice from the Senior Medicare Patrol, your State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or Medicare.gov.
- Distress: Talk with someone at the Disaster Distress Hotline or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
- Transportation: Use Eldercare Locator to find local services.
Official government website with information about the outbreak
The source for your Medicare questions about COVID-19
Benefits and Services
Chronic Illness and Disability
- Administration for Community Living
- American Diabetes Association
- American Heart Association
- American Lung Association
- National Council on Independent Living
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Internal Revenue Service
Information on stimulus payments
- Senior Medicare Patrol on COVID-19 related Medicare fraud
- Social Security Administration
Food and Nutrition
- SAGE Hotline: 1-877-360-LGBT
Mental Health and Social Isolation
- Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
- Friendship Line (Institute on Aging): 1-800-971-0016
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)
- National Institute on Aging: Exercise and Physical Activity