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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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Feb 08, 2021

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

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Feb 04, 2021

Key Congressional Committees for Aging Services

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A senior man is in deep thought as he writes to a member of Congress.

Jan 22, 2021

How to Write to Congress

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Jan 15, 2021

How to Get an Elected Official to Attend Your Event

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Jan 07, 2021

A Call for Justice and Dignity

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Jan 01, 2021

Behavioral Health Programs for Older Adults

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Jan 01, 2021

Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs

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An older black man is riding his bike, laughing and enjoying nature.

Jan 01, 2021

Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs

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A group of seniors are in a pool doing water aerobics together to improve health and reduce injury.

Jan 01, 2021

Exercise Programs That Promote Senior Fitness

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A Black senior woman is hugging her husband from behind while he's sitting on the couch.

Jan 01, 2021

Get the Facts on Healthy Aging

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Dec 21, 2020

22 Tips for Seniors to Avoid Scams

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A mid-adult female advocate gestures while meeting with a policymaker about issues that affect her older father's future.

Dec 14, 2020

Effective Advocacy at Home

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Dec 11, 2020

Letter to the Editor Sample

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Dec 02, 2020

Finding Post-Disaster Resources for Seniors

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Nov 24, 2020

4 Important Vaccines for Seniors Covered by Medicare

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Nov 19, 2020

Hopeful News about COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments

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Nov 19, 2020

Medicare Parts A and B Costs

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Nov 12, 2020

What Medicare Part D Costs in 2021

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

Nov 10, 2020

Medicare Low Income Subsidy: Get Extra Help Paying for Part D

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A group of seniors are in an auditorium stretching, practicing yoga with the sun shining through the windows.

Nov 03, 2020

Falls Free CheckUp

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Oct 13, 2020

Congress Recesses with More Work to Be Done

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

Sep 22, 2020

How to Vote Healthy this Election

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Sep 15, 2020

Aging with Dignity Shouldn’t be a Stroke of Luck

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

Aug 18, 2020

How to Save Money on Medications

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A senior woman smiles, hugging her caregiver during her house visit.

Aug 03, 2020

Hospice Care for People with Medicare

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

Jul 30, 2020

Letter for Your Provider: Falls Free CheckUp

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Jul 22, 2020

Congress Invests in Most Pressing Needs, But Budget Restrictions Remain

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Jul 18, 2020

Fighting Isolation With Video Visits

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Jul 10, 2020

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

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A man is holding a card in his hand that said "Claim Denied".

Jun 23, 2020

Appealing a Part D Drug Coverage Denial

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Jun 22, 2020

Medicare Part D Late Enrollment Penalty

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Jun 03, 2020

Beyond Food and Medicine: Other Ways to Boost Your Budget

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May 26, 2020

Do Not Let Life-Threatening Ailments Go Unchecked During the Pandemic

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Apr 28, 2020

Medicare Changes in 2020: Facts for Consumers

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Apr 28, 2020

Medicare Coverage of Opioid Treatment Programs: Consumer Facts

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A young pharmacist behind the counter is giving prescription instructions to her senior female client.

Apr 28, 2020

What Is a Part D Indication-Based Formulary?

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Senior woman peers through her glasses, trying to read instructions on a prescription bottle.

Apr 22, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and COVID-19: An Interview with Experts

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Apr 20, 2020

Make Food Safety a Priority

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Apr 10, 2020

COVID-19, My Grandma, and My 401K

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

Apr 10, 2020

COVID-19 and Medications in the News

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An older woman is supporting her senior husband while measuring blood pressure and looking at his medication.

Apr 02, 2020

Ensuring Access to Needed Medications During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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A senior couple is at home holding a tablet during a telehealth call with their family doctor.

Mar 27, 2020

Getting the Care You Need via Telemedicine

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Mar 18, 2020

COVID-19 FAQs for Older Adults and Caregivers

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Mar 18, 2020

4 Coronavirus Scams to Avoid

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A young male masked caregiver is helping a masked senior woman into the car.

Mar 18, 2020

Key Resources About COVID-19 for Older Adults

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An Asian grandmother and her grandson are looking at other, practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 16, 2020

Do Your Part to Stem COVID-19: An Intergenerational Call to Action

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Feb 27, 2020

Census 2020 & Older Adults: Reaching the Hard to Reach

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Jan 23, 2020

Drinking and Healthy Aging: Know Your Limits

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Dec 01, 2019

Aging Mastery Program® Overview

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Nov 23, 2019

About the Medicare General Enrollment Period

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An older Asian man sits at his kitchen table, working on his finances in front of a computer and holding a calculator.

Nov 01, 2019

Becoming ResourceFULL: Savvy Saving Seniors Financial Education

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A senior man is looking up, where many question marks surround him - indicating that he's trying to make a decision.

Oct 31, 2019

How to Choose a Medicare Plan During Open Enrollment

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A senior woman is looking at prescription bottles in her bathroom.

Oct 25, 2019

Contribute to Public Safety on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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

Oct 17, 2019

Genetic Testing Fraud: A Concerning Trend for Seniors

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A young female caregiver helps a senior woman out of the passenger seat of her car.

Sep 26, 2019

Falls Prevention Is a Team Effort

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An older man is seen placing his hand near his face, indicating a tooth ache.

Sep 03, 2019

Medicare and Dental Coverage

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An up close shot of a senior man's hearing aid.

Sep 03, 2019

Medicare and Hearing Health for Seniors

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Sep 03, 2019

Medicare and Vision Coverage

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Aug 01, 2019

4 Tips to Stop Scammers Now

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Jul 16, 2019

Fight the Heat with Hydration and Nutrition

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Older Asian couple visiting doctor's office

Jun 25, 2019

Medicare Preventive Services: Coverage and Costs

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Jun 11, 2019

Making Aging Mastery® a Success in Your Community

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Jun 07, 2019

Aging Mastery® = Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose

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May 12, 2019

Medicare for Federal and State Employees and Retirees

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Apr 11, 2019

The Costs in Medicare Advantage/Part C

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Apr 09, 2019

5 Healthy Aging Tips Every Woman Should Know

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Apr 08, 2019

Medicare Coverage of Advance Care Planning

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Apr 02, 2019

National Volunteer Month: Doing Something Good

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Mar 30, 2019

Differences Between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

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Dec 14, 2018

Grandparents Who Care: When Grands Provide Child Care

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Nov 15, 2018

How Military Service Impacts Outlook on Aging

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Nov 01, 2018

Avoiding the Part D Donut Hole

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Nov 01, 2018

Understanding the Medicare Enrollment Periods

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Sep 28, 2018

10 Questions to Better Understand Your Medication and Risk of Falling

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

Sep 24, 2018

Maintaining Your Medication Record Form

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Sep 19, 2018

What Is the Aging Mastery® Starter Kit?

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A senior woman in bed is turning off her lamp, indicating that she's going to sleep.

Aug 30, 2018

Keeping the Lights On: Housing & Utility Benefits

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Two senior women are walking outside in the park, getting exercise together.

Jul 26, 2018

How Walking Can Ease Arthritis Symptoms

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Jun 01, 2018

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

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May 25, 2018

Medigap Open Enrollment Period

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Apr 25, 2018

Energy Assistance Programs Beyond LIHEAP

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Apr 19, 2018

Is Healthy Aging Your Goal? A Healthy Mouth Should Be, Too

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Mar 28, 2018

4 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease Using Medicare

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Sep 28, 2017

Falls Prevention in the Community: A 5-Point Checklist for Navigating Your Neighborhood

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A Black senior man holds his wife as she struggles with grief.

Sep 21, 2017

Malnutrition May Be Hiding in Plain Sight

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Sep 01, 2017

18 Steps to Fall Proofing Your Home

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Aug 07, 2017

Keeping Yourself, and Your Grandkids, Healthy through Immunizations

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Jul 13, 2017

18 Benefits for Veterans: Helping Our Nation’s Heroes

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A lesbian senior female couple are outdoors hiking and holding hands.

Jun 15, 2017

LGBT Older Adults Run a Higher Risk for These 3 Chronic Conditions

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Jun 01, 2017

Mature Worker Pre-Employment Training Toolbox

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May 25, 2017

3 Simple Tips for a Healthy and Safe Cookout

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May 18, 2017

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease 101: The Difference and Why it Matters

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A senior Asian couple is embracing each other, smiling really big for the camera.

Mar 23, 2017

Healthy Smiles Make for Healthy Aging: 3 Lesser Known Risks of Poor Oral Care

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Jan 05, 2017

Eating Well After 50: 5 Ways to Make Healthy Food Choices

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An older man and his son are cooking together in the kitchen, both smiling and enjoying each other's company.

Jan 05, 2017

10 Ways Malnutrition Can Impact Your Health—and 6 Steps to Prevent It

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Dec 15, 2016

Your Mental Health This Holiday and Beyond: 4 Steps to Combat Loneliness in Seniors

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Nov 28, 2016

Hospital Transition and Discharge Planning

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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.

Sep 01, 2016

Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls

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Sep 01, 2016

Falls Prevention Awareness in Public Transportation

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Aug 30, 2016

5 Malnutrition Facts You Probably Didn't Know

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Aug 11, 2016

Chronic vs. Acute Medical Conditions: What's the Difference?

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Jun 01, 2016

Let’s Improve Lives ... Together!

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Mar 16, 2016

Aging Mastery Program® Core Curriculum

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Jun 15, 2015

Infographic: 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall

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Jun 11, 2015

Get the Facts on Osteoporosis, Falls, and Broken Bones

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May 07, 2015

Food Assistance Benefits

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Be A Guest Writer for NCOA

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Seniors & SNAP: 5 Myths Busted

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How Financial Counseling Can Help with Retirement Planning
How Financial Counseling Can Help with Retirement Planning

How Financial Counseling Can Help with Retirement Planning

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Investing in Stocks and Bonds
Investing in Stocks and Bonds

Investing in Stocks and Bonds

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How to Use Pre-Paid Banking Cards to Manage Retirement Finances
How to Use Pre-Paid Banking Cards to Manage Retirement Finances

How to Use Pre-Paid Banking Cards to Manage Retirement Finances

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Energy Assistance Benefits

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

Get the Facts on Falls Prevention

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Welcome to Aging Mastery®

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Advice for Caregivers Managing Legal, Financial, and Medical Decisions
Advice for Caregivers Managing Legal, Financial, and Medical Decisions

Advice for Caregivers Managing Legal, Financial, and Medical Decisions

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Having an Emergency Fund is a Very Good Idea
Having an Emergency Fund is a Very Good Idea

Having an Emergency Fund is a Very Good Idea

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How 401(k) and 403(b) Retirement Plans Work
How 401(k) and 403(b) Retirement Plans Work

How 401(k) and 403(b) Retirement Plans Work

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Falls Prevention Success Stories

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Healthcare workers assist an elderly couple, disabled husband and wife, as they enter the senior center.

Improving Access to Transportation for Older Adults & People with Disabilities

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