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Staying healthy and financially secure as you age can be a challenge. Get the information and tools you need to manage your money, maintain your health, and improve your life.

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What Is Medicare? A Guide from NCOA

If you're turning 65, you're eligible to apply for Medicare. But oftentimes, understanding the different parts of Medicare, when to enroll, and which type of care is not covered by Medicare can seem complicated. That's why we've created this helpful guide

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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. 

Oct 18, 2022

What Is SNAP and How Do I Apply?

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Most Medicare Advantage (MA) plans include Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D). Here’s what you should know when choosing an MA plan.

Oct 17, 2022

Are Prescriptions Covered Under Medicare Advantage Plans?

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Oct 12, 2022

Medicare Enrollment Periods

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A growing collection of research into aging and exercise reveals well-documented benefits to our minds and bodies. Learn how you may benefit, too.

Oct 11, 2022

How Exercise Helps You Age Well

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Menopause expert Maryon Stewart shares some tips on dealing with hot flashes, a common menopause symptom.

Oct 11, 2022

Menopause Hot Flashes: 9 Tips for Staying Cool Naturally

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You can manage symptoms of menopause by following a few key tips, including getting enough of the right kinds of nutrients in your daily diet.

Oct 4, 2022

5 Ways to Manage Your Menopause Naturally

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Use this handy checklist from NCOA and Aetna if you’re considering making changes to your current Medicare Advantage plan or enrolling in a new one during the Annual Enrollment Period.

Oct 3, 2022

A 7-Point Checklist for Choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan

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Older adults can prepare simple, nutritious meals for one using items from the Commodity Supplemental Food Program—and you’ll save time and money, too.

Oct 3, 2022

Cooking for One: Unboxing the Possibilities of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program

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Sep 30, 2022

What Medicare Part D Costs in 2023

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Monkeypox is from the same family of viruses that causes smallpox. Monkeypox symptoms are milder, and most people will recover within 2-4 weeks.

Sep 30, 2022

Monkeypox: What Older Adults Need to Know

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Learn some of the myths surrounding SNAP for non-citizens and whether you or someone you know may be eligible for vital food assistance.

Sep 30, 2022

Can I Get Food Stamps? A Non-Citizen’s Guide to SNAP Benefits

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Consumer protections and easier access mean over-the-counter hearing aids could help millions of older adults treat their hearing loss.

Sep 29, 2022

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids: What Does the FDA Rule Mean for Older Adults?

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If you’re unhappy with your SNAP benefits decision, you have the right to an appeal. See how to request one for yourself or someone else.

Sep 29, 2022

How Do I Appeal a SNAP Benefits Decision?

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When using SNAP isn’t practical, the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) offers an alternative way for Native Americans to get food assistance.

Sep 28, 2022

What is the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)?

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The Morrisville Senior Servicenter, located in a rural part of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has a unique partnership with PathStone that helps link older adults to job training and career placement.

Sep 28, 2022

Senior Center Spotlight: Morrisville Senior Servicenter and SCSEP are Making a Difference for Older Adults

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Breast cancer is highly treatable if found in the early stages when treatment is more likely to be successful. Learn how screenings can be effective for early detection.

Sep 27, 2022

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Screenings

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Each state can create its own LIHEAP income guidelines, but they must fall within certain limits set by the government. Learn more.

Sep 26, 2022

What Is the Income Limit for LIHEAP?

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Get inspired with some new fall recipes, each of which uses affordable ingredients that older adults can purchase using their SNAP benefits.

Sep 26, 2022

Cooking Is a SNAP: Fall-Inspired Recipes to Enjoy Now—and Later

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The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) offers financial assistance to help you stay comfortably warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Sep 23, 2022

What Is the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program?

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Are you experiencing menopause symptoms? Find out what you need to know about this midlife transition, including steps you can take to feel better.

Sep 22, 2022

What Is Menopause? What Women Need to Know

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Alice Brennan, a vibrant 88-year-old who died tragically at the hands of preventable medication harm and system failures, leaves a legacy of how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Sep 22, 2022

Medication Safety: Tips When Starting New Prescriptions and Why Creating a List Is Important

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Your professional network is a powerful tool in your search for employment. Here’s how to build one that improves your odds of landing a job.

Sep 19, 2022

Professional Networking for Older Adults: 8 Tips to Get You Started

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

Sep 15, 2022

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

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Good money management sometimes means you have to spend less, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Maintain financial stability by saving more money with these 6 tips.

Sep 14, 2022

How Can I Save More Money? 6 Tips for Reducing Your Expenses

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An older black women is reaching for a prescription bottle in her medicine cabinet.

Sep 13, 2022

COVID-19 and Medications in the News

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The COVID-19 shutdown of in-person exercise classes led to innovations with the EnhanceFitness program to help bring this falls prevention and physical fitness class to older rural adults.

Sep 8, 2022

How Physical Activity Helps Rural Older Adults Stay Strong and Steady

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Children and older adults are at risk for injury and death from furniture tip-overs, but you can take these preventive steps to avoid a tragedy.

Sep 7, 2022

How to Prevent Deaths from Furniture Tip-Overs

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NCOA is lifting up the work of Healthy People Healthy Democracy to ensure all older adults have a safe, healthy, and informative voting experience as the midterms approach.

Sep 7, 2022

Elections Guide for Older Adults: How to Stay Safe While Voting

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While many older adults worry that applying for SNAP is too complex or time-consuming, it isn't as difficult as you might expect. Learn how.

Sep 3, 2022

How to Apply for SNAP in Your State: 4 Simple Steps

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Is a prepaid debit card for you? Learn about the types of cards available, how they work, and whether you should consider using one.

Sep 2, 2022

Should Older Adults Use Prepaid Debit Cards?

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New to online banking? The right knowledge can empower you to add it to your budgeting toolkit with confidence. Here’s what you need to know.

Sep 2, 2022

How Can I Budget My Money With Online Banking?

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Incorrectly fitting footwear is common in older adults and strongly associated with foot problems and foot pain. Properly fitted shoes and regular foot care can reduce older adults' risk of falling.

Aug 26, 2022

How the Right Shoes Can Protect You From Falling

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Learn what you need to know about the envelope method of money budgeting and whether it’s right for you.

Aug 26, 2022

How to Use the Envelope Budget System: A Guide for Older Adults

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Are you an older adult heading back to the workplace? Here’s what you should know to make your job search go as smoothly as possible.

Aug 23, 2022

3 Tech Tips to Prepare You for a Successful Job Search

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Learn how to explain employment gaps without hurting your chances of landing the job.

Aug 18, 2022

How to Explain Gaps in Your Resume: What Mature Workers Should Know

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If you have a fear of new technology, you’re not alone. Learn strategies for overcoming technophobia and reaping the benefits of the digital age.

Aug 17, 2022

How to Build Your Technical Confidence: Strategies for Older Adults

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If you're diving back into the job market after age 50, what you put on your resume can make all the difference. Learn 9 resume writing tips for older adults that will set you up for success.

Aug 11, 2022

Writing Your Resume After Age 50: A Guide for Older Adults

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A close up shot of a prescription bottle, money, pills, demonstrating the high-cost of prescriptions.

Aug 9, 2022

Prescription Help from States and Drug Manufacturers

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If you’re an older adult heading back to the workplace, your outward appearance matters. Learn how to dress for success—no matter what job you have.

Aug 8, 2022

How to Dress for the Job You Want

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A telehealth service is a full visit with a provider that requires real-time communication through audio and video technology.​ Find out how Medicare covers telehealth.

Aug 6, 2022

How Medicare Covers Telehealth Services

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Senior couple wearing masks during COVID pandemic goes for a jog by the river.

Aug 4, 2022

Self-Care During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Following up after your interview can help you reinforce your interest in the job while keeping your name fresh in the hiring manager’s mind. Get tips on how.

Aug 3, 2022

How to Follow Up After a Job Interview

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Alice Brennan, a vibrant 88-year-old, died tragically at the hands of preventable medication harm and system failures. Her legacy will be the steps you take to protect yourself and those you love. Medication safety begins with you.

Aug 2, 2022

Medication Safety: How Alice's Story Can Help Protect Older Adults

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Join us for this webinar to learn more about HARP, a newly approved Older Americans Act Title III-D evidence-based program.

Aug 2, 2022

How Removing Hazards From the Home Using HARP Can Prevent Falls

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If you’re in severe emotional distress, one of the first things you should do is tell someone else about it. You can also dial or text 988 from your phone to speak with a counselor who is specially trained in suicide prevention.

Aug 1, 2022

There's Always Someone to Turn to: How the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Can Help

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Managing credit card debt is key to financial security—yet many older adults can’t make ends meet without putting daily expenses on a charge card. While it can be challenging, it is possible to get credit card debt under control. These 5 key strategies can help.

Jul 29, 2022

Getting Help with Credit Card Debt: 5 Things Older Adults Should Know

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Older adults living with diabetes can benefit from a positive, supportive social network to help them make and maintain necessary behavior changes. Remember, you're not alone.

Jul 29, 2022

Older Adults and Diabetes: How Social Support Can Help

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Find out who's eligible and how to apply for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), the national program to help low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work.

Jul 29, 2022

About the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

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Introduced in 2011, the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit is a free benefit focused on health promotion and preventive care.

Jul 28, 2022

The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: What Older Adults Should Know

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For people enrolled in Original Medicare (Parts A & B) the differences between a participating provider, a non-participating provider, and an opt-out provider, are important to understand.

Jul 28, 2022

What the 3 Types of Health Care Providers Mean for Medicare Beneficiaries

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Jul 27, 2022

The Top 5 Financial Scams Targeting Older Adults

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Whether you’re traveling thousands of miles a year, or taking the occasional short trip, you can avoid extra risks by following these tips.

Jul 22, 2022

Safe Travel Tips for Older Adults

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Older adults, especially those with chronic health conditions, are the most vulnerable to experiencing severe complications from COVID-19. Here are 5 things to remember to ensure you stay safe and reduce the spread.

Jul 22, 2022

Summer Reflections on Staying Safe

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How do you interview when you're older? There are certain things to keep in mind. Use these practical tips and strategies to make a winning impression.

Jul 21, 2022

9 High-Impact Interviewing Tips for Older Job Seekers

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

Jul 21, 2022

Get the Facts on Falls Prevention

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Older adults are returning to the workforce in droves. Learn five simple, effective ways people aged 65+ can find a job they enjoy.

Jul 20, 2022

7 Effective Job-Hunting Strategies for Older Adults

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A group of four multi-ethnic senior women are enjoying water aerobics at a senior center.

Jul 19, 2022

Get the Facts on Senior Centers

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Learn how you can save more money, leverage your assets, and stretch the dollars you have with these 10 practical money budgeting tips for seniors.

Jul 19, 2022

Money Matters: Top 10 Budgeting Tips for Older Adults

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We want to hear your senior center story! Share it with us today by telling your personal account of how your senior center has impacted the lives of older adults.

Jul 19, 2022

Share Your Senior Center Story

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See how budgeting your money can help you achieve greater financial stability as you age and learn how to get started with this practical step-by-step guide.

Jul 18, 2022

How to Budget Your Money: A Guide for Older Adults

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What does it mean to be on a fixed income? Seniors on a fixed income depend on largely on limited funds from Social Security, pensions, and/or savings to live.

Jul 18, 2022

What Does Living on a Fixed Income Mean?

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Jul 15, 2022

Get the Facts on Economic Security for Seniors

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Learn more about the Restaurant Meals Program that allows certain SNAP recipients to purchase prepared meals at authorized restaurants with their EBT card.

Jul 14, 2022

What Is the SNAP Restaurant Meals Program?

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Routine cancer screenings as you age can help detect cancer earlier, when treatment is more likely to be successful.

Jul 12, 2022

The Importance of Getting Screened for Cancer as You Age

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Most older adults don’t have enough put aside for retirement. If you’re one of them, here are some benefit programs that can help you save money.

Jul 12, 2022

Your Guide to Money-Saving Benefits in Retirement

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Make sure you read your Medicare notices. They include important information, such as why your care was denied and how you can appeal.

Jul 11, 2022

How to Appeal a Medicare Coverage Denial

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Mobility Transfer Systems adult portable bed rails can create an entrapment hazard, posing a risk of serious injury or death to users.

Jul 11, 2022

How Adult Portable Bed Rails Can Fatally Entrap Users and Cause Asphyxia Hazard

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With rising costs, it’s natural to be worried about affording your insulin. Learn what Medicare covers and how you can save on your diabetes medication.

Jul 11, 2022

Diabetes and Insulin: A Guide to Paying with Medicare

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For older adults who feel they may be losing some mental sharpness, it's important to look into mood changes as a potential cause.

Jun 23, 2022

Mental Sharpness in Older Adults: Check on Your Mood Before Blaming Your Mind

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Jun 21, 2022

Medicare and Hearing Health for Seniors

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Summer is the perfect time to expand your mealtime repertoire without a lot of fuss in the kitchen. And if you're income is limited, these recipes use affordable ingredients, even for older adults who rely on SNAP assistance.

Jun 21, 2022

Cooking Is a SNAP: Brighten Your Summer Plate with Healthy, Budget-Friendly Recipes

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Digital redlining happens when internet service providers invest less money in low-income and marginalized communities, leaving these communities with slow, unreliable broadband—or no broadband at all.

Jun 10, 2022

Digital Redlining: Why Some Older Adults Overpay for Bad Internet

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Learn more about the mental health challenges experienced by people living with Parkinson’s and care partners, and ways to manage emotional well-being.

Jun 8, 2022

The Mental Health Aspects of Parkinson's: How It's More Than a Movement Disease

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Help fight Medicare fraud and abuse this Medicare Fraud Prevention Week and all year long with these tips from the Senior Medicare Patrol.

Jun 1, 2022

Medicare Fraud And Abuse: How Seniors Can Protect Themselves

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Millions of older adults who are eligible miss out on benefits programs that can help them save money. Find out how BenefitsCheckUp works and how it can help.

May 27, 2022

How Older Adults Can Get Help Paying for Housing

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Vaccines offer strong protection, and a second COVID-19 booster is now recommended for everyone older than 50 and those with compromised immune systems.

May 27, 2022

Second COVID-19 Booster: What Seniors Need to Know

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May 25, 2022

Did You Receive a Letter from the Social Security Administration? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) plays a key role in seniors’ health, helping to protect against free radical damage and strengthen the immune system.

May 24, 2022

Vitamin C and Older Adults: How Much Is Enough?

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If you or an older adult you care for has concerns about applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, there are resources available to help.

May 23, 2022

Lifting Barriers to SNAP: Real Stories from Older Adults

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Certain medications increase an older adult's risk of falls. That includes over-the-counter drugs and herbal remedies. A HomeMeds medication review can help prevent falls and other health problems among older adults.

May 20, 2022

What Medications Increase the Risk of Falling Among Older Adults?

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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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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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Do you want to stay nutritionally strong as you age? Learn to recognize what keeps you from eating well and how benefits like SNAP can change that.

May 14, 2022

5 Things That May Be Sabotaging Your Appetite and What You Can Do About It

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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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Good nutrition is an integral part of a diabetes management plan for older adults. Learn what foods to include in your diet—and which ones to avoid.

May 13, 2022

Why It's Important to Eat Healthy When You Have Diabetes

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Bone loss is a normal part of aging—but you can take action to protect your bone health. Learn about bone density and why it matters for older adults.

May 12, 2022

What Is Bone Density? A Practical Guide for Older Adults

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Exercise offers a host of benefits for older adults with diabetes, such as better control of blood glucose, weight loss, and improved balance and flexibility.

May 12, 2022

The 6 Best Activities for Older Adults with Diabetes

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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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Advance care planning is a great way to have a voice in your health care, prepare for medical decision-making, and prepare your family and friends to be your advocate

May 6, 2022

Advance Care Planning: What Is It and When Should It Be Done?

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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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Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals that work together to give you better care.

May 3, 2022

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): What You Need to Know

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Social isolation and loneliness, despite being different, are connected and critical to consider in addressing quality of life for older adults

May 3, 2022

Navigating Social Isolation and Loneliness as an Older Adult

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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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Published by the Department of Agriculture (USDA), MyPlate provides a wealth of valuable information on planning, prepari

Apr 28, 2022

Making Every Bite Count: 3 Steps to Healthier Eating with MyPlate

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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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Early detection and treatment are vitally important in managing diabetes. Learn about 10 common symptoms of diabetes in older adults.

Apr 26, 2022

What Are 10 Warning Signs of Diabetes in Older Adults?

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Worried about rising food costs? A finance calendar can help older adults budget for unexpected expenses and stretch their grocery dollars further.

Apr 26, 2022

What Is a Budget Calendar? And Why Should I Use One?

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Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., but it’s also the most preventable. Learn more about melanoma and how you can spot skin cancer.

Apr 25, 2022

Skin Cancer Signs, Symptoms, and Ways to Stop Cancer Before It Starts

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Chronic anxiety is not an inevitable part of getting older. Learn about the risk factors for anxiety disorders and how older adults can get the help they need.

Apr 22, 2022

Anxiety and Older Adults: A Guide to Getting the Relief You Need

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Older adults are uniquely vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change. Planning ahead for extreme heat and other climate-related events can help safeguard your health.

Apr 21, 2022

Climate Change and Older Adults: Planning Ahead to Protect Your Health

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Eating disorders anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder can occur at any age, and treatment should involve many trained professionals

Apr 21, 2022

Eating Disorders Don’t Discriminate on the Basis of Age or Gender

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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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As America recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity among low-income seniors remains high. Learn about some resources that can help.

Apr 18, 2022

Help to Gain Access to Healthy Food: Resources for Older Adults

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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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Deadly falls and fires can be prevented by taking safety measures like checking your smoke detectors and always using handrails

Apr 15, 2022

Hidden Home Hazards: Older Adults More Likely to Die from Falls and Fires

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Approximately 5.2 million older Americans (7.1%) faced food insecurity in 2019. Learn what it means to be food insecure—and what help is available for older adults.

Apr 15, 2022

Get the Facts on Food Insecurity and Older Adults

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Apr 15, 2022

Retiring Soon? How to Ensure a Successful Transition

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The new USDA Foods Information Sheet is seen at Focus: HOPE, a local agency located in Detroit, Michigan that operates the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in a client choice model so that participants can select the foods they want in each food category.

Apr 12, 2022

Excess Weight, Food Security, and Mental Health: Is There A Connection?

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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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While food prices aren’t expected to go down, smart shopping and budgeting habits can help older adults save on groceries.

Apr 6, 2022

How Much Have Food Prices Gone Up, and How Can I Save?

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If trips to the grocery store are a challenge, many retailers and stores allow you to use your SNAP EBT card for grocery delivery and pickup. Find out which ones.

Apr 6, 2022

What Stores Accept EBT for Online Grocery Delivery and Pickup?

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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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How hard is the SNAP interview? It doesn’t have to be hard at all. When you know exactly what to expect, you can go into yours prepared.

Apr 2, 2022

Your SNAP Interview: 5 Tips for Success

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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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Through practical lifestyle adjustments, including adjusting everyday activities like how you get dressed, older adults can substantially decrease their chance of falling.

Mar 28, 2022

A Simple Dressing Tip That Could Save You From a Fall

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Learn how following a 7- or 5-day healthy meal plan can free up time for leisure activities and stretch your food budget and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Mar 25, 2022

5 Tips for Seniors Creating Healthy Meal Plans

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A grocery budget calculator can give you a basic idea of how much you should be spending on groceries each week or month.

Mar 24, 2022

How to Create a Grocery Budget That Works for You

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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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Age and disability status can limit employment and lead to income-related hardships, yet many veterans aren’t aware they qualify for food stamps.

Mar 22, 2022

SNAP Assistance: Are Veterans Entitled to Benefits?

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Mar 21, 2022

How Long Do SNAP Benefits Last?

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Wondering how to save money grocery shopping? Smart habits can add up to significant savings with every trip to the store, including learning more about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Mar 21, 2022

7 Ways to Save Money at the Grocery Store

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Fresh produce is springing up in grocery stores and farm stands. Learn how you can add variety and nutrition to your plate with affordable seasonal fruits and veggies using your SNAP benefits.

Mar 20, 2022

Cooking Is a SNAP: Refresh Your Diet with Healthy Spring Recipes

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Healthy eating habits for older adults include eating more whole foods, getting enough protein, and limiting sodium. SNAP can make it more affordable to stick to healthy eating guidelines.

Mar 17, 2022

6 Healthy Eating Habits for Older Adults

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Two bags of groceries filled with fresh produce sit atop a kitchen counter. Thousands of farmers markets across the U.S. now accept SNAP EBT cards for payment. Find out what this means for you.

Mar 17, 2022

An Older Adult's Guide to Using SNAP at Farmers Markets

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For the first time, older adults without kids at home who work could get money from the federal government to boost their income through the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Mar 16, 2022

Who Qualifies for the Earned Income Tax Credit?

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Mar 16, 2022

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

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If you’re an older adult that's hungry, the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) can help—whether you receive SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) or not.

Mar 15, 2022

The Emergency Food Assistance Program: A Guide for Older Adults

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Colorectal cancer survival rates are very high when the cancer is detected early and it can be more easily and successfully treated.

Mar 14, 2022

Why A Colorectal Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

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Services to Enhance Potential Cheri Hardin helps Dori Bryant with the food nutrition labels while shopping at Focus: HOPE, a local agency located in Detroit, Michigan that operates the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in a client choice model so that participants can select the foods they want in each food category.

Mar 13, 2022

How to Boost Your Diet with the Senior Food Box Program

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While digital health products offer many benefits, they also bring concerns about health information privacy and security.

Mar 11, 2022

Digital Health Products: Is Your Information Safe?

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Which stores accept EBT? They range from small convenience stores to major grocery chains and superstores like Walmart.

Mar 11, 2022

Where Can I Use SNAP Benefits?

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The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program helps older adults obtain fresh food from local farms, roadside stands, and CSAs at no cost.

Mar 10, 2022

The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program: Key Facts for Older Adults

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A farmers market stand loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables (Pike Place in downtown Seattle).

Mar 10, 2022

Do Farmers Markets Accept SNAP?

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Your EBT card can be used to purchase eligible food items at Walmart, grocery stores, and other retailers that accept SNAP.

Mar 9, 2022

How Does an EBT Card Work? A Guide for Older Adults

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A close up shot of a protective N95 mask, to help older adults stay safe from COVID-19.

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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.

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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 6, 2022

A Guide to Reverse Mortgages for Older Adults

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A senior Asian couple is sitting in their living room with their children, deciding if they're going to answer a debt collector call.

Mar 5, 2022

Should I Answer Debt Collector Calls?

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A senior Black couple is outside power walking in their neighborhood. Regular exercise can help slow or prevent bone loss as well as boost muscle strength.

Mar 4, 2022

What Is Osteoporosis and How Does It Impact Older Adults?

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A Black senior woman and her granddaughter are sitting outside at a picnic table enjoying a salad together and laughing.

Mar 4, 2022

How to Boost Your Budget with Money-Saving Benefits: A Guide for Older Adults

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A senior Black woman is receiving medical treatment in the hospital.

Mar 2, 2022

What Is the Medicare Deductible?

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A senior Black man is shaking hands with a professional offering a debt management plan. A debt management plan can provide relief by rolling several of your credit card balances into a single, manageable monthly payment.

Mar 2, 2022

What Is a Debt Management Plan?

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An up close shot of a Black senior woman, looking proud and determined to prevent osteoporosis. While Black women have a lower prevalence of osteoporosis overall, they experience worse outcomes after fractures caused by osteoporosis.

Feb 28, 2022

Osteoporosis: The Risk Factors for Black Women

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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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A senior woman is managing her finances as she sits at her kitchen table.

Feb 22, 2022

Is Credit Counseling Worth It?

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A senior Caucasian woman is balancing her checkbook at the kitchen table, thinking about retirement.

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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A group of senior Asian women are comparing cell phones while sitting together on a couch.

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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Feb 7, 2022

Sweetheart Scams: How to Avoid Being a Victim

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A grandfather is hugging his two grandchildren in the kitchen of his daughter's home.

Feb 4, 2022

How to Make the Most of Screen Time with Your Grandkids

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A senior biracial couple is standing in front of a ferris wheel at night with their foreheads touching.

Feb 2, 2022

Dating After 50: What You Need to Know

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A senior woman is talking to her daughter and granddaughter at the island in her kitchen, smiling. More than 25% of SNAP-eligible households include adults over 60. Income guidelines change each year—we’ll help you see if you qualify for this helpful benefit.

Jan 28, 2022

What Is the Income Limit for SNAP?

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Jan 26, 2022

Medicaid and Medicare Savings Programs

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Phyllis Weisberg lost $20,000 to scammers. Protect yourself and learn how to report financial fraud if you suspect you’re a victim.

Jan 25, 2022

Phyllis Weisberg: A Tech Support Scam Victim's Story

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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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A black female pharmacist is returning the credit card to female senior woman after receiving the payment.

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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A senior caucasian man is transferring money to an unknown source using his cell phone.

Jan 19, 2022

Protecting Yourself Against Tech Support Scams

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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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A senior Mexican man is looking confidently at the camera.

Jan 6, 2022

How Do Weight Bias and Stigma Affect Patients With Obesity?

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A doctor takes a nasal swab from a senior woman for genetic testing.

Jan 3, 2022

Get the Facts on Medicare Coverage for COVID-19

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Dec 30, 2021

Is There a Free Shingles Vaccine for Seniors? Here’s What You Should Know

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Dec 28, 2021

10 Fun Activities for Seniors with Hearing Loss

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Dec 22, 2021

How to Avoid the Medicare Part D Donut Hole

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A senior caucasian man in a wheel chair is contemplating life's decisions in his home office.

Dec 16, 2021

Can Hearing Loss Affect Mental Health in Older Adults?

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A Black senior couple is outside taking a selfie together in the park.

Dec 15, 2021

Why Is Intimacy Important in Older Adults?

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Dec 14, 2021

6 Ways to Stay Physically Active in the Winter

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A fishing hook is stuck into a credit card over a computer, indicating phishing.

Dec 9, 2021

How to Prevent Phishing Scams: A Guide for Seniors

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A senior Caucasian couple lays in bed in their pajamas, laughing together.

Dec 8, 2021

Sex After 50: How Our Changing Body Affects Our Sexual Health

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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 woman with black hair is adjusting her hearing aid while having a conversation with her younger daughter outside.

Dec 3, 2021

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Are Coming: What Older Adults Need to Know

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A senior caucasian couple is embracing each other outside as they walk together during sunset.

Nov 30, 2021

How Do You Maintain Sexual Health After 50?

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A senior Caucasian female is getting her COVID-19 booster shot. Picture is of the booster shot primarily.

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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A Black senior man is sitting at home in a comfortable chair, smiling.

Nov 23, 2021

Use Your Home to Stay at Home

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The pandemic has underscored the essential work that caregivers do to keep our families safe and power an economy that is still struggling to rebound.

Nov 23, 2021

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

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Nov 17, 2021

How to Talk About Your Sexual Health

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An older Black female professional is discussing Medicare benefits with an Asian male colleague.

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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A senior Black female is using her laptop at her kitchen table, thinking about how to create a great password for her email.

Nov 10, 2021

How to Create Strong Passwords: A Simple Guide

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Two senior women are walking briskly in the park, smiling while exercising.

Nov 10, 2021

How You Can 'Walk With Ease' to Conquer Arthritis

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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 8, 2021

Tips for Recovering After Being Hospitalized With Acute Illness

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A senior Hispanic man is sneezing into a tissue, indicating that he has the common cold.

Oct 29, 2021

A Common-Sense Guide to the Common Cold for Older Adults

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A Black senior woman is smiling while going for a run in the park.

Oct 22, 2021

5 Tips to Help Older Adults Stay Motivated to Exercise

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Oct 18, 2021

How to Move from Expansion Medicaid to Medicare

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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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A senior Caucasian couple is out for a run in the park on a sunny day.

Sep 23, 2021

10 Reasons Why Hydration is Important

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A caucasian male doctor is giving medical advice to his older adult patient.

Sep 22, 2021

Transitioning from the Health Insurance Marketplace to Medicare

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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 senior Black man is outside playing basketball with his grandson.

Sep 12, 2021

Fun Ways to Connect with Your Grandkids

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A senior Black woman is holding her granddaughter in her lap during a family get together outside.

Sep 10, 2021

Tips for Grandparents Sharing Child Care

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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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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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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 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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An older adult, senior father has his arm around his U.S. veteran son - both are smiling with pride.

Aug 4, 2021

VA Offers Support Services to Caregivers of Veterans

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A senior woman wearing glasses sits at her computer in a coffee shop, contemplating a decision and looking out the window.

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 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 26, 2021

Older Adults and Perceptions in Self-Driving, Ride-Hailing Services

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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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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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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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A senior Caucasian man is at his doctor's office receiving a wellness exam. The Black doctor is examining the man's throat.

Jul 7, 2021

Using Medicare Benefits Post-COVID

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Jun 29, 2021

How Medicare Works with Federal Employee Health Insurance

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A senior man holds his medication record form, while seemingly confused, and discusses the content with his wife.

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 senior Hispanic woman wearing a mask is shopping at a farmer's market picking out fresh produce.

Jun 2, 2021

How to Maximize Your Food Benefits

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A senior man suffering from vision loss, wearing a khaki trench coat is walking across the street using walking stick.

May 14, 2021

Living with Vision Loss: Practical Tips for Safety and Independence

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A Black senior woman is radiant in the sun, wearing sunglasses and a brimmed hat while smiling.

May 13, 2021

5 Tips to Help You Prevent Vision Loss

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Women Friendships: Built to Last

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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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