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Aging with Dignity Shouldn’t be a Stroke of Luck

Dad had a family history of heart issues. But in the end, the most damning factor that shortened his life was the stress of his medical debt—and a system that failed him as he grew older.

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4 Tips for National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and a perfect time to revisit your own preparedness and post-disaster plans. Whether you’re in the midst of a crisis or not, these tips can help you age well.

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How to Save Money on Medications

Prescription drugs can be expensive, but there are programs that can help you save money on medications, from drug manufacturer discounts to federal and state programs.

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Remaining Connected as the Pandemic Continues

Nearly four months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many older adults are struggling to adjust to a new normal and wondering what it means for their future. Regardless of where your community is in terms of opening, closing, or infection rates, here are some tips for keeping yourself safe and healthy—physically, mentally, and financially.

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Beyond Food and Medicine: Other Benefits to Boost Your Budget

NCOA’s BenefitsCheckUp can help you find other benefits beyond the basic necessities–such as employment, volunteer and discount programs to boost your budget and increase social engagement.

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What Congress Should Do for Low-Income Older Adults

COVID-19 is devastating nursing homes across the country. Congress should protect older adults and people with disabilities by giving more funding to Home and Community Based Services. Here’s how you can take action.

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Women’s History Month Reminds Us Things Have Gotten Better

Women’s History Month is a chance to remember major milestones that made aging well easier for women. Since the beginning of the 20th century, life expectancy has increased significantly due to improvements in public health, nutrition, and medical technology including improved treatments and better medications for heart disease, stroke, infectious diseases, and certain cancers, such as breast and colon cancers.

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