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Pioneering Culturally Responsive Outreach in New Mexico

For the first time, the National Council on Aging will be represented at this year’s National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Annual Convention & Marketplace. The NCAI, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the interests of tribal governments and communities.

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A helping hand at Thanksgiving, and all year long

For many people around the country, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. Unfortunately for many low-income older adults, the holidays can be a challenging time as they do not have the funds to purchase food for themselves.

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How SNAP Ensures Healthy Aging

Participating in the SNAP is one of the most effective ways to reduce food insecurity and improve health outcomes.

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Keeping the Lights On: Housing & Utility Benefits

Most older adults want to remain living at home as long as they can, but what happens when the cost of maintaining that home becomes difficult? Fortunately for families struggling to make ends meet, there are several benefits programs that can help.

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The Growing Need for Representative Payees, and How You Can Help

Each year, millions of older adults become victims of financial exploitation. Social Security’s Representative Payee Program is one tool that can help.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: Federal Funding for Low-Income Benefits Outreach

On Sept. 30, funding authority expires for an important program that connects low-income Medicare beneficiaries with benefits to help them afford their health care costs. Learn more.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: 10 Ways the Administration’s Budget Would Impact Senior Programs

The White House released its first full budget proposal, and it includes historic cuts—and even elimination—of programs that older adults and their families have relied on for more than 50 years. See 10 senior programs that would be impacted.

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