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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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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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Physical therapists are movement experts and can help older adults avoid falls, maintain flexibility, gain strength and stay active as they age.

May 24, 2022

What Is a Physical Therapist and How Can Physical Therapy Help Me?

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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.

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 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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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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Feb 2, 2022

Dating After 50: What You Need to Know

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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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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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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 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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Jan 3, 2022

Medicare Parts A and B Costs

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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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A Hispanic senior man is out in the garden with his son and grandson picking tomatoes.

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 hundred dollar bill, with Ben Franklin showing through, is surrounded with prescription pills.

Dec 10, 2021

What Are the Costs of Medicare Advantage?

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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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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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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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Nov 1, 2021

What Medicare Part D Costs in 2022

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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 15, 2021

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

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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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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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Sep 12, 2021

Fun Ways to Connect with Your Grandkids

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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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Dr. Paul Lam and other older adults participate in a sun style tai chi workshop together outside.

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

Medicare Enrollment Periods

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A Black senior woman wearing a mask is talking to her health care provider at home.

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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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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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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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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A senior Caucasian woman is listening to her healthcare options from a Black female doctor.

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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A close up shot of a handbook with the words "Federal Employees Health Benefits Program" on the face.

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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A back shot of a happy senior couple looking on from their house to the street.

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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May 10, 2021

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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An older aged woman is sitting at her dining table, talking on her cell while also paying medical bills.

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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Take steps to protect your vision, detect eye diseases early, and maximize use of limited vision. Each state offers free or low-cost services to help.

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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A grandmother wearing glasses is in her kitchen making dough with her granddaughter, both are smiling, having fun.

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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The words "COVID-19 Vaccination" written in cursive in a day planner with a pen resting on the pad.

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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A senior Asian woman is holding a pink piggy bank while her husband gets ready to place a coin inside of it.

Mar 22, 2021

Five Tips to Boost Your Income and Savings

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Two people, whose faces can't be seen, are sitting at a table discussing finances together with their computers.

Mar 18, 2021

What Is a SHIP and How Can It Help Me?

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Mar 17, 2021

Progressing Towards a More Equitable American Dream

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A senior woman is in the parking hugging her granddaughters as they kiss her on the cheeks.

Mar 16, 2021

American Rescue Plan Improves Senior Health and Financial Security

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A senior man is sitting at the dining room table blowing out his candles for his 80th birthday with family.

Mar 15, 2021

I'm Vaccinated. What Can I Safely Do Now?

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A senior Caucasian couple is sleeping comfortably in bed together.

Mar 8, 2021

How Sleep Affects Your Health

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Mar 8, 2021

Sleeping Well in Stressful Times

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A senior woman and her grandson pose for a photo in the street of their neighborhood while both holding American flags.

Mar 7, 2021

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

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A Black senior couple is preparing a meal together in their home kitchen.

Mar 5, 2021

Healthy Weight Starts with Good Nutrition

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A senior Hispanic couple is outside biking together in nature.

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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A senior Black couple is laughing and enjoying their time together on their porch.

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 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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An aging services network professional is sending an email to her member of Congress.

Feb 2, 2021

Thank You Letter Examples to Members of Congress

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