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NextFifty Initiative has awarded NCOA a grant to establish a sustainable service delivery network with the capacity to provide the Aging Mastery Program to older adults across Colorado.
A new survey by NCOA reveals an untold story about the nation’s opioid epidemic—how the crisis is eroding the quality of life of older adults and the ability of local organizations to serve them.
After 25 years with the NCOA, James Firman, president and CEO, today announced his plans to retire from NCOA to pursue new endeavors that continue his focus on transforming the lives of older Americans.
NCOA is pleased to announce that DeDe Priest has been named Chair-Elect of its Board of Directors, and that Phil Buchanan and Faye Wattleton have joined as Board members.
At a hearing of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, NCOA offered several evidence-based solutions to stem the tide of older adult falls, which today account for four older adult deaths every hour.
On Monday, September 23—the first day of fall—NCOA is partnering with thousands of educators, caregivers, health and aging professionals, community-based organizations, and older adults across the country to focus on one goal: preventing falls.
NCOA commends the leadership of the House Committee on Education and Labor for introducing H.R. 4334, the Dignity in Aging Act.
This September, NCOA’s National Institute of Senior Centers is celebrating National Senior Center Month with the theme: Senior Centers: The Key to Aging Well.
Justice in Aging, Medicare Rights Center, Center for Medicare Advocacy, and NCOA sent a joint letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services urging the agency to address concerns regarding changes to the Medicare Plan Finder tool and the 2020 Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidance.
Tivity Health® recognized NCOA at the 2019 Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging for extensive work to promote healthier aging and social connectivity for older adults.
NCOA is extremely concerned about the effects a new DHS regulation will have on vulnerable older immigrants who are in this country legally.
Health eVillages has partnered with NCOA to increase the number of older Americans who are screened and enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
NCOA is proud to announce that James Firman, President and CEO, has been named to The NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 list for 2019.
Read our statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed rule to revise categorical eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
NCOA announced it has reached its goal of improving the lives of 10 million individuals by 2020—one year early, and it has welcomed Nationwide as an important new partner.
Almost sixty percent of Americans aged 60 and over are concerned that health care costs (56%) and 43 percent are concerned that prescription drug costs are outpacing retirement savings, according to a new NCOA/Ipsos survey.
NCOA is honoring more than a dozen women, men, and organizations around the country who are working toward a just and caring society that allows all of us to age with dignity, purpose, and security.
Walmart and NCOA have announced a national pilot program to empower older adults to protect themselves from financial fraud.
Somava Stout joins NCOA Board of Directors, bringing extensive experience in health improvement and community transformation.
NCOA is building its leadership team as part of a focused strategy to ensure that every person is able to age well.
Read our statement on the decision by the Federal District Court in Fort Worth, TX, that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act individual mandate in last year’s Republican tax bill rendered the entire act unconstitutional.
NCOA statement on the harm proposed regulations could do to Medicare beneficiaries if CMS allows step therapy in Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D.
A statement from James Firman, President and CEO of NCOA in response to the ‘public charge’ rule change posted today in the Federal Register.
8,000 older adults in new and underserved communities will have access to Aging Mastery because of a 2-year, $4 million grant from the Anthem Foundation.
James Firman, President and CEO of NCOA, today was named one of the The NonProfit Times’ 2018 Power & Influence Top 50.
NCOA Statement on the introduction of the Lower Out-of-Pocket Costs for Seniors Act.
Research published this week in the Journal of Medical Internet Research demonstrates that the digital self-management program Better Choices, Better Health–Diabetes can help health insurers save an average of $815 in health care costs per person with diabetes in the year after the program, realizing a ROI of $3 for every $1 spent on the workshop.
Medicare beneficiaries across the country will soon find letters in their mailboxes from the SSA alerting them to programs that could help pay their out-of-pocket health care expenses.
Twenty-five new organizations have joined the NCOA’s national network of Benefits Enrollment Centers, providing personalized assistance to low-income Medicare beneficiaries to access programs that help pay for health care, prescriptions, food, utilities, and more.
When it comes to making health care insurance decisions, older Americans are told they can depend on the Medicare Plan Finder (MPF) to get reliable and accessible information. In fact, a new report finds that the federal government’s online tool to help Medicare beneficiaries and others obtain information and make decisions about coverage options in fee-for-service and Medicare Parts C and D is not delivering on that promise.
NCOA statement on SNAP work requirement changes in the draft Farm Bill.
Recently, NCOA added 20 new BECs, allowing low-income Medicare beneficiaries in 69 communities across 36 states to get personalized assistance enrolling in programs that pay for health care, prescriptions, food, utilities, and more.
Chief Strategy Officer Anna Maria Chávez shared NCOA’s insights and solutions for aging well with the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Statement from NCOA President and CEO, James Firman, on passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
A new chair and powerful leaders of business, branding, and advocacy bring experience and influence to the NCOA Board.
Statement from NCOA President and CEO, James Firman, on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Ten years ago, the NCOA and a coalition of organizations created Falls Prevention Awareness Day to encourage people to prevent falls. In the first decade, more than 14 million people have participated in events across the country.
NCOA President and CEO Jim Firman becomes 6th recipient of the Katie Beckett award from NASUAD.
NCOA Statement on the 2017 Medicare Trustees Report
NCOA Statement on how the Senate health care bill will hurt America’s seniors.
This week, NCOA assumed the role of Chair of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, a coalition of 70 nonprofit organizations representing millions of older adults.
The Social Security Administration is sending millions of letters to Medicare beneficiaries who may be eligible for savings programs. The letters are not a scam and the programs could provide needed assistance.
Statement from James Firman, President and CEO of NCOA, on the Trump Administration Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal.
Statement from Howard Bedlin, NCOA Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy, on the House passage of the American Health Care Act.
Anna Maria Chávez joins as Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President for External Affairs.
Older homeowners have financial worries, but most do not see their home equity as a tool for greater retirement security, according to new NCOA research.
A statement from NCOA President and CEO James Firman on the Trump Administration Budget Blueprint.
Statement from James Firman, NCOA President and CEO, on the American Health Care Act.
Programs that older adults rely on like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security could undergo changes this year that would affect their expected budgets. The recently updated BenefitsCheckUp.org is the go-to resource to see if an older adult qualifies for more than 2,500 Federal, state, and private programs.
With a new Administration and Congress, 2017 promises historic debates about programs like the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and more. NCOA will advocate for 5 top priorities.
NCOA has expanded the Benefits Enrollment Center network through grants to 15 new organizations which provide assistance enrolling in benefits programs.
NCOA is leading a national movement to get more eligible seniors enrolled in SNAP to help them deal with the stress of affording healthy food.
Veteran fundraiser, Dianna Campbell-Saulsbury, joins NCOA senior leadership team. Will transform fundraising in support of NCOA’s social impact goals.
Statement from James Firman, President and CEO of the National Council on Aging, regarding the 2016 Election.
For Medicare Open Enrollment, NCOA has a checklist and email reminders to help evaluate annual Medicare changes.
More than half of American adults aged 65+ who live alone, and one-quarter of couples, cannot pay for basic necessities.
NCOA encourages older adults to take time during Malnutrition Awareness Week to learn the warning signs of malnutrition and ways they can stay healthy.
National Falls Prevention Awareness Day celebrates being ready, steady, and balanced to stay safe.
During National Senior Center Month, NCOA’s National Institute of Senior Centers is celebrating the balance that older adults find at senior centers.
NCOA is teaming up with actress Judith Light to raise awareness that getting a flu vaccination is one thing you can do to help maintain your health.
NCOA CEO James Firman has been counted among the NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 for mastering the balance between sustainability and change.
Today’s boomers and older adults will live nearly a decade longer than their parents, with twice as many years in good health past age 65. NCOA developed AMP to engage boomers and older adults in this new phase of their lives.
Relationships with friends and family outweigh financial concerns among older Americans seeking fulfillment in their senior years, according to the second annual United States of Aging Survey.