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Congress invests in most pressing needs, but budget restrictions remain

House appropriators are acting quickly to move FY21 funding bills through the committee process and floor debate. They aim to have all twelve pieces of legislation approved by the end of July. While COVID-19 relief legislation is taking up the country’s attention, these funding bills also have high stakes. We have advice for advocates who want to make sure older adults are supported.

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The Pandemic’s Threat to Older Workers

Older workers facing job loss have a harder time re-entering the workforce, which is why SCSEP is a valuable lifeline in getting them back to employment.

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House Committee Steps up for Dignity in Aging Act

On Sept. 18, the House Committee on Education and Labor approved H.R. 4334, the Dignity in Aging Act of 2019. This bipartisan legislation reauthorizes the Older Americans Act (OAA) through 2024 and incorporates a number of improvements proposed by NCOA and its aging network partners. There’s a long way to go, but this is a big win for us.

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Final FY18 funding brings good news for aging services

The “omnibus” appropriations bill that the President signed on March 23 is good news for older adults and their families who rely on aging services programs. Read our summary.

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The Persistent Women of Aging

March is Women’s History Month, and the National Women’s History Project has designed this year’s theme as Nevertheless She Persisted. In looking through NCOA’s history, this couldn’t ring more true.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: What the Administration’s FY19 Budget Request Means for Seniors

On Feb. 12, the Administration released its FY19 budget request, which outlines its funding priorities. See what it means for aging services programs.

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We Have so Much to Learn from Black Elders — and so Many Reasons to Support Them

At the start of Black History Month, a reminder to stop and think about how we can better honor and support the elders who have paved the way for us.

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