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So many of us, whether we realize it or not, are caregivers. Approximately 40 million Americans provide unpaid care to older adults and adults with disabilities—the majority of whom also juggle a job or other responsibilities. Wearing all of these hats can take its toll. Let NCOA be there for you.

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Benefits Enrollment Centers (BECs) help Medicare-eligible, low-income older adults and younger adults with disabilities find and enroll in all the benefits programs for which they qualify.

May 19, 2022

How Do Benefits Enrollment Centers Help Older Adults?

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Talking is one of the easiest ways to create awareness and spark action. You don’t have to be a falls expert to talk with your friends, your family, or your neighbors about falls prevention.

May 19, 2022

4 Tips to Help You Talk to Older Adults About Preventing Falls

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Knowing ways to provide help and support (such as recognizing warning signs and investing in intervention training) and having access to resources can help create a network of safety for older adults who may be at risk of suicide.

May 17, 2022

How to Respond to Suicide Risk in Older Adults

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A close up shot of a COVID-19 at-home test.

May 17, 2022

Medicare and COVID-19 Tests: A Guide for Older Adults

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A senior Black man and his daughter are outside enjoying nature, looking at a map.

May 17, 2022

Falls Prevention Is a Team Effort

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Strategies like connecting with music, fostering empathy, keeping a personal record of behaviors and being sure to ask questions at the doctor's office can help sustain those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementia

May 16, 2022

8 Tips for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers

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Hearing loss in older adults is common. Don't wait if you or those around you think your hearing is changing. Hearing well is important to living well.

May 13, 2022

What Older Adults Need to Know About Hearing Loss

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An equitable caregiving infrastructure is essential for families and care workers to earn income, accumulate assets, and save for the future.

May 12, 2022

Caregiving Equity: Better for Women, Better for Us All

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Screening women in the private sector to identify veteran status can connect them with additional resources that lead to improved health and financial security.

May 12, 2022

Older Women Veterans: How You Can Improve Their Health and Financial Security

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These 10 tips can help you encourage the senior you care for to include fruits and veggies in every meal.

May 8, 2022

10 Tips to Help an Older Adult Eat More Vegetables

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A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products can help you get your blood pressure under control.

May 7, 2022

10 Foods That Help Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

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Burnout happens to everyone, no matter how good a caregiver they are or how much they love the person in their care. The proper tools can prevent burnout before it starts.

May 6, 2022

Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Tools You Can Use

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Millions of older Americans don't need round-the-clock nursing services but would benefit from assistance with aspects of their home lives that do contribute to their physical and mental health.

May 6, 2022

4 Signs Your Loved One Might Need a Companion

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If a caregiver isn’t comfortable with emotions, conflict or discomfort can arise. But recognizing emotions help us relate to each other.

May 5, 2022

How Connecting Through Emotions Can Empower Your Caregiving Empathy

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When surfing the web for mental health information, be sure to ask who is the author, how old is the information, is it too good to be true, and who is hosting this information?

May 4, 2022

How to Find Trustworthy Mental Health Information Online

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Expressing concern in a non-judgmental, collaborative way can help address substance use problems in older adults.

May 3, 2022

Tips for Talking to Older Adults About Substance Use

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If you've lost someone to COVID-19, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may reimburse you for up to $9,000 in funeral expenses. Find out if you qualify and how to apply.

May 2, 2022

FEMA Offers Help With COVID-19 Funeral Expenses

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Focusing on wellness can make time with grandchildren especially rewarding

May 2, 2022

Make Every Day Grandparents Day: Try These Wellness-Focused Activities With Your Grandkids

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Transportation access should never be a barrier in exercising your right to vote. Find out how NCOA and Lyft are h

May 2, 2022

Let's Reduce Transportation Barriers for Older Adults Exercising Their Right to Vote

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Planning ahead can help preserve your and your loved one's health when becoming caregiver for someone with dementia

Apr 29, 2022

What Dementia Caregivers Should Know: Advice From Someone Who's Been There

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Older adults have unique risk factors for developing depression. Learn what they are—and what symptoms you should look out for.

Apr 26, 2022

How Common is Depression in Older Adults?

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SNAP can help you and your loved ones afford nutritious foods, protect your health and well-being, and support your income when times are tough

Apr 19, 2022

3 Ways SNAP Can Help Your Loved One

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With early detection, treatment, and expert care, older adults can live a long, productive, and meaningful life with Parkinson’s. Learn five steps you can take to live well with PD.

Apr 19, 2022

Parkinson's Disease: Early Signs, Symptoms, and What to Do When Diagnosed

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Apr 18, 2022

Alzheimer's Drug Aduhelm Narrowly Covered by Medicare

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MHP Salud offers a chronic disease management tool that can be used to track the management of a chronic condition(s).

Apr 18, 2022

How to Track Your Chronic Disease and Symptoms Through an Easy-to-Use Tool

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Most SNAP applicants, caseworkers, and retailers adhere to program rules. Discover a few situations where that may not be the case and what you can do about it.

Apr 7, 2022

How Do I File a SNAP Complaint? A Guide for Recipients and Caregivers

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Making superfoods, like blueberries, a regular part of their diet can help seniors maintain strong bones and prevent chronic disease.  

Apr 5, 2022

The 8 Best Superfoods for Seniors

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Apr 4, 2022

Get the Facts on Osteoporosis, Falls, and Broken Bones

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is the largest domestic hunger safety net program, helping low-income older adults achieve food security. 

Apr 4, 2022

Seniors & SNAP: 5 Myths Busted

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The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides food benefits to people who have been financially impacted by a disaster. Learn how it works and find out if you qualify.

Apr 1, 2022

What Is the SNAP Emergency Application?

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Dubbed the "stealth variant" for being more contagious than its Omicron big sister, BA.2 is gaining traction in the U.S. Find out how to best protect yourself.

Mar 30, 2022

The New Omicron Sub-Variant BA.2: What Seniors Need to Know

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With the right care, support and resources, people with Parkinson’s can live well for many years. Get free resources, including training and continuing education for professionals.

Mar 23, 2022

Parkinson’s Disease at a Glance and the Resources That Help

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President Biden signed an omnibus federal appropriations bill on March 15, which includes FY22 aging program funding that is, unfortunately, less than originally proposed by Congress.

Mar 23, 2022

Final Funding for Aging Services Falls Short of Original Proposals

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Mar 16, 2022

SSI vs. SSDI: the Differences, Benefits, and How to Apply

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Mar 10, 2022

Do Farmers Markets Accept SNAP?

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Mar 8, 2022

What Is the Best Mask for COVID-19?

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An empty grocery cart is in the middle of an aisle waiting to be filled. Use SNAP to reduce your net income through qualified deductions.

Mar 7, 2022

Eating Better on a Fixed Income: What You Can Buy for $20 in SNAP Benefits

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If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you’re subject to a periodic review of your eligibility status. This is called SSI redetermination.

Mar 7, 2022

SSI Redetermination: What It Is and How It Can Affect Your Benefits

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A corgi sits in front its food bowl, ready to eat. SNAP benefits only cover food for human household members and cannot be used to purchase pet food.

Mar 6, 2022

Can You Buy Pet Food with SNAP?

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Mar 4, 2022

How to Boost Your Budget: A Guide for Older Adults

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A senior Black woman is outside in her garden planting vegetables for food. If you have the time, space, and ability to start a small garden, you may be happy to learn that you can use your SNAP benefits to do it. Under program guidelines, you can purchase seeds and plant starts that, over time, can prove to be more economical than buying produce in the store.

Feb 28, 2022

What Can You Buy With SNAP?

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Feb 28, 2022

6 Ways to Eat Well as You Get Older

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Every day, we fight for public programs that enable older adults to pay for healthy food, manage their chronic conditions, and connect with friends to stave off the lethal effects of isolation.

Feb 24, 2022

Fighting for Bea and Gladys. Fighting for Equity in Aging.

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Feb 17, 2022

What Women Want in Retirement

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Feb 15, 2022

How to Care for Obesity: 5 Actions for Older Adults

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Feb 9, 2022

3G Network Shutdowns: The Impact on Older Adults

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An elderly caucasian woman is sitting in a motorized wheelchair picking out produce at the grocery store. If you're wondering if you qualify for SNAP while on disability, the answer is yes. It’s possible to qualify for and receive SNAP benefits while you also collect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.

Feb 8, 2022

Can I Get SNAP if I’m on Disability?

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A beautiful artistic shot of a large group of multicolored fresh vegetables in a wooden crate. Fresh food can be purchased through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the largest domestic hunger safety net program, helping low-income older adults achieve food security. 

Feb 2, 2022

What Is SNAP and How Do I Apply?

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Jan 26, 2022

Medicaid and Medicare Savings Programs

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A senior woman dressed in a winter coat, hat, and gloves is holding her COVID-19 vaccination card out for a close up shot.

Jan 26, 2022

How to Keep Older Adults Safe from COVID-19 in the Winter

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A senior Black woman is picking out carrots in the produce section.

Jan 24, 2022

7 Important Health Benefits of SNAP

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Jan 20, 2022

Medicare Part D: How to Get 'Extra Help' Paying for Prescriptions

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Jan 19, 2022

How to Get Help Paying for Food, Housing, and Healthcare

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Jan 19, 2022

How Older Adults Can Stay Protected During the Omicron Surge

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Jan 12, 2022

What You Need to Know About Aduhelm

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A homecare worker is helping a senior Black man get up and out of bed.

Jan 7, 2022

How to Prevent Falls with Home Safety Modifications

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Jan 6, 2022

How Do Weight Bias and Stigma Affect Patients With Obesity?

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Dec 22, 2021

How to Avoid the Medicare Part D Donut Hole

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Dec 16, 2021

How Centering Can Improve Your Connection and Communication as a Caregiver

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Dec 16, 2021

Can Hearing Loss Affect Mental Health in Older Adults?

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Dec 14, 2021

6 Ways to Stay Physically Active in the Winter

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Dec 10, 2021

What Are the Costs of Medicare Advantage?

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An older female caregiver looks fondly on a much older senior man who's sitting down, smiling by a window.

Dec 7, 2021

How the Home Care Provisions in Build Back Better Will Impact Families

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A senior Hispanic woman is receiving her COVID vaccine at home.

Dec 2, 2021

How to Get the COVID Vaccine and Booster to Homebound Older Adults

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Nov 28, 2021

CDC Approves Mix and Match COVID-19 Boosters, Recommends Shot to All Older Adults

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A senior Hispanic woman is getting her pneumonia vaccine.

Nov 23, 2021

Does Medicare Cover the Pneumonia Vaccine?

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Nov 23, 2021

Rosie the Riveter Is Now Cristina the Caregiver, and She’s Ready to Build Back Better

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Nov 16, 2021

How SCSEP Has Helped Older Adults Stay Employed During the Pandemic

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Nov 15, 2021

Emergency Broadband Benefit Made Permanent in Final Infrastructure Bill

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Nov 10, 2021

How to Create Strong Passwords: A Simple Guide

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A retired Veteran is looking intensely at his laptop computer at his kitchen table.

Nov 9, 2021

How Veterans Can Avoid the Benefits Buyout Scam

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Nov 1, 2021

What Medicare Part D Costs in 2022

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An up close shot of a nurse is giving a senior Black woman a flu shot.

Oct 15, 2021

It’s Time to Get Your Flu Shot: What You Need to Know During Flu Season

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A young Black female caregiver is giving her grandmother a big hug in her home.

Oct 13, 2021

4 Free Tools to Help Caregivers Prepare for Emergencies

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Oct 5, 2021

Honoring the Stories of Hispanic Caregivers Unites Us All

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Sep 28, 2021

Junk or Not? How to Sort Your Medicare Mail

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Sep 28, 2021

Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program

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Sep 24, 2021

COVID Booster Shot: Do I Need It?

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Sep 24, 2021

COVID Vaccines: What Seniors Need to Know

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Sep 23, 2021

10 Reasons Why Hydration is Important

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Sep 15, 2021

Turning 65? Follow Your Path to Medicare

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Sep 15, 2021

Medicare and the Marketplace: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Sep 13, 2021

The Truth About Hydration: 7 Myths and Facts

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A Caucasian senior man is sitting in the dark with his head bent over on his cane, seemingly depressed.

Sep 7, 2021

Suicide and Older Adults: What You Should Know

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Sep 1, 2021

Share Your Senior Center Story

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Aug 31, 2021

Checklist to Help You Choose a Medicare Part D Plan

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Aug 31, 2021

The Health Benefits of Tai Chi and How to Get Started

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A group of Hispanic older adults are exercising together, doing stretching exercises.

Aug 30, 2021

The Life-Changing Benefits of Exercise After 60

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Aug 30, 2021

How Misinformation Hurts Communities of Color Most

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Aug 30, 2021

Medicare Enrollment Periods

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A middle aged man, along with his young son, is taking a stroll in the park with his elderly father that's using a walker.

Aug 27, 2021

Common Questions and Answers for Caregivers About Medicare Open Enrollment

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Aug 25, 2021

How Your Local Fire Department Can Help with Falls Prevention

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A senior woman is sitting in her house, full of boxes that are packed - looking at a photo album and remembering the past.

Aug 24, 2021

The Widowhood Effect: How to Survive the Loss of a Spouse

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Aug 23, 2021

How to Stay Hydrated for Better Health

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A senior Asian woman is looking at produce in the grocery store.

Aug 20, 2021

Your SNAP Benefits Are Increasing

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Aug 10, 2021

House Approves FY22 Aging Services Investments

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Aug 6, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 and Technology Resources

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Aug 4, 2021

VA Offers Support Services to Caregivers of Veterans

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Aug 4, 2021

The Power of Looking Longer and Listening More in Online Arts Programs

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Jul 29, 2021

It's Medicare's 56th Birthday. A Time for Reflection. A Time for Change.

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Jul 28, 2021

The Best Way to Protect Yourself Against the Delta Variant

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Jul 19, 2021

VA Benefits: Navigation and Caregiver Support for Those with Military Service

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Jul 17, 2021

Obesity Treatment and Medicare: A Guide to Understanding Coverage

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Jul 16, 2021

Choice Error: How Choosing A Medicare Plan Could Impact Your Finances and Health

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Three seniors and an instructor practice tai chi in a park.

Jul 14, 2021

Get the Facts on Falls Prevention

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A black senior woman with cancer is wearing a scarf on her head, staring out the window of her hospital room.

Jul 14, 2021

Get the Facts on Chronic Disease Self-Management

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Jul 13, 2021

6 Falls Prevention Steps to Help Your Older Loved Ones

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A senior man is at rehab working on balancing exercises with his younger female physical therapist by his side for support.

Jul 13, 2021

Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls

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A senior Asian couple in the kitchen is cooking with fresh produce.

Jul 9, 2021

Get Cooking! Top Tips for Older Adults Managing Arthritis Hand Pain

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Jul 8, 2021

How to Help Grandparents That Are Caring for Grandkids

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Jul 7, 2021

Using Medicare Benefits Post-COVID

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A senior Black woman is lifting weights in the gym with her trainer.

Jun 29, 2021

Falls Prevention Conversation Guide for Caregivers

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Jun 22, 2021

Maintaining Your Medication Record Form

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Jun 17, 2021

What Is Medicaid Estate Recovery? And How Does It Work?

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A senior man in a wheelchair is hugging his younger caregiver while they're outside at a park.

Jun 15, 2021

Elder Abuse Is Intolerable. It’s Up to Each of Us to Stop It.

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Jun 11, 2021

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's: Early Detection Matters

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Jun 8, 2021

How to Improve Your Cognitive Function by Engaging with Art

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A group of multi-generational people have their hands in a huddle, signifying teamwork.

Jun 4, 2021

About the Falls Free® Initiative

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Jun 2, 2021

How to Maximize Your Food Benefits

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A group of intergenerational women are sitting on the couch, smiling and posing for the camera.

May 20, 2021

Helping Moms with Low Vision Maintain Their Important Family Roles

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May 14, 2021

Living with Vision Loss: Practical Tips for Safety and Independence

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May 13, 2021

5 Tips to Help You Prevent Vision Loss

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A group of older adult women are playing Bingo in a senior center during the day.

May 7, 2021

Combine Bingo, Education, and Exercise to Improve Your Health

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May 7, 2021

What Is Medicare and How Do I Get Started?

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May 4, 2021

American Families Plan Includes Paid Family Leave

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A senior woman's feet are pictured on a bed with her slippers on, where the slippers have pink hearts.

Apr 30, 2021

'May' You Sleep Better for Health and Longevity

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Apr 27, 2021

How to Care for Your Eyes as You Age and Get Help with Vision Loss

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Apr 23, 2021

The Top 10 Most Common Chronic Conditions in Older Adults

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Apr 22, 2021

Reconnecting with Gratitude

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Two Black senior women are out exercising while smiling and talking to each other.

Apr 21, 2021

How Excess Weight Impacts Our Mental and Emotional Health

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Apr 20, 2021

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

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Apr 9, 2021

How Seniors Can Get Help Paying for Food with SNAP

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Apr 8, 2021

How Seniors Can Avoid COVID Vaccine Scams

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Apr 7, 2021

Home Care Gets a Boost in American Jobs Plan

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A lonely Black senior woman is looking out of her window.

Mar 31, 2021

COVID-Driven Isolation Can Be Dangerous for Older Adults

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Older Hispanic couple is putting bell peppers into bag at grocery store together.

Mar 31, 2021

7 Facts About Older Adults and SNAP

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Mar 22, 2021

Five Tips to Boost Your Income and Savings

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Mar 18, 2021

What Is a SHIP and How Can It Help Me?

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Mar 18, 2021

How You Can Help Older Adults Access Food

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Mar 16, 2021

American Rescue Plan Improves Senior Health and Financial Security

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Mar 15, 2021

Key Resources About COVID-19 for Professionals

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Mar 10, 2021

This Women's History Month We Stand on the Shoulders of Giants

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Mar 8, 2021

How Sleep Affects Your Health

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Mar 8, 2021

Sleeping Well in Stressful Times

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Mar 7, 2021

Tell Congress to Support Older Adults in the COVID-19 Relief Bill

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Mar 5, 2021

Healthy Weight Starts with Good Nutrition

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Mar 5, 2021

Achieving a Healthy Weight: Your Options After 60

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Mar 2, 2021

9 Tips for Town Hall Meetings

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Mar 2, 2021

Energy Assistance Benefits

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Mar 1, 2021

Get the Facts on Economic Security for Seniors

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Mar 1, 2021

Get the Facts on Home Equity and Seniors

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Feb 23, 2021

Get the Facts on Elder Abuse

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Feb 23, 2021

Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors

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Feb 20, 2021

Older Adult Nutrition Month and SNAP Advocacy

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Feb 19, 2021

Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

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Feb 15, 2021

Get the Facts on SNAP and Senior Hunger

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Feb 10, 2021

Facts and Benefits About Senior Centers You Probably Didn't Know

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Feb 8, 2021

Aging Well for All: 2021 Public Policy Priorities for Older Adults

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Feb 4, 2021

Key Congressional Committees for Aging Services

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Feb 2, 2021

Thank You Letter Examples to Members of Congress

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Jan 22, 2021

Understanding the Role of Congressional Staffers and Terms Used on the Hill

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Jan 22, 2021

How to Write to Congress

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Jan 15, 2021

How to Get an Elected Official to Attend Your Event

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Jan 11, 2021

Congress' Final Legislative Package of 2020: What's In It for Older Adults

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Jan 7, 2021

Early Social Security Retirement: A Losing Proposition?

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Jan 1, 2021

Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs

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Jan 1, 2021

Exercise Programs That Promote Senior Fitness

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Jan 1, 2021

Get the Facts on Healthy Aging

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Dec 21, 2020

22 Tips for Seniors to Avoid Scams

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Dec 15, 2020

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Dec 14, 2020

Effective Advocacy at Home

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Dec 11, 2020

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Dec 3, 2020

Get the Facts on Reverse Mortgages

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Dec 2, 2020

Finding Post-Disaster Resources for Seniors

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Dec 1, 2020

Older Adult and Gun Violence Trauma: Tips for the Aging Network

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Dec 1, 2020

Prescription Help from States and Drug Manufacturers

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Nov 19, 2020

Hopeful News about COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments

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Nov 9, 2020

Get the Facts on Senior Debt

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Nov 3, 2020

Falls Free CheckUp

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Oct 26, 2020

Protecting Yourself from Poor Air Quality

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A Black, working senior woman stands with her arms crossed in front of a paint store.

Oct 19, 2020

Women: Put Yourself First in Planning for Financial Freedom in Retirement

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Oct 16, 2020

Report: 8 Ideas to Expand Funding for Evidence-Based Health Programs

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An empty congressional chamber, reserved for the Speaker of the House/Senate President, and clerks.

Oct 13, 2020

Congress Recesses with More Work to Be Done

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Oct 1, 2020

Winterize to Prevent Falls

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6 Ways Nonprofits Can Educate Older Voters this Election
6 Ways Nonprofits Can Educate Older Voters this Election

Oct 1, 2020

6 Ways Nonprofits Can Educate Older Voters this Election

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An older masked man is placing his ballot for the 2020 election in the mailbox.

Sep 22, 2020

How to Vote Healthy this Election

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Ramsey Alwin's father, smiling and enjoying life.

Sep 15, 2020

Aging with Dignity Shouldn’t be a Stroke of Luck

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Senior sorts through daily prescriptions and places them into a daily pill container.

Aug 18, 2020

How to Save Money on Medications

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Aug 3, 2020

Hospice Care for People with Medicare

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Aug 3, 2020

NCOA’s Aging Mastery Program® Addresses COVID-19 Social Isolation Issues

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An older female caregiver looks fondly on a much older senior man who's sitting down, smiling by a window.

Aug 3, 2020

FAQ: Medicare Coverage of Hospice Care

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A doctor is consulting a senior woman about her medical condition, both wearing masks.

Jul 30, 2020

Letter for Your Provider: Falls Free CheckUp

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Jul 19, 2020

Simple Ways to Check In and Show Up for Yourself

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Jul 18, 2020

Fighting Isolation With Video Visits

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May 29, 2020

Supporting the Seriously Ill at Home During COVID-19

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Senior grandparents communicate to their grandson through closed window, trying to stay safe during the pandemic.

May 14, 2020

Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Americans during COVID-19: Evidence, Policy, and Advocacy

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Mar 18, 2020

Staying Connected While Staying Home

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A senior Black man and his daughter are outside enjoying nature, looking at a map.

Nov 26, 2019

Family Caregivers: Part of the Falls Prevention Team

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Dec 14, 2018

Grandparents Who Care: When Grands Provide Child Care

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Jun 21, 2018

What Is a Representative Payee and Who Can Become One?

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May 24, 2018

It’s Time to Support Young Caregivers

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Sep 21, 2017

Malnutrition May Be Hiding in Plain Sight

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For Older Adult Caregivers: Don't Burn Out, Find a Respite

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Preventing Malnutrition After a Hospital Stay: 6 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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