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COVID-19 for Older Adults

With the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic changing rapidly, NCOA is helping you stay informed and follow public health guidelines to protect yourself and those around you. Learn more about the latest tips and advice.

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Key Resources About COVID-19 for Older Adults

Key government and community-based organizations to help you and your loved ones stay informed and protected.

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Share Your COVID-19 Story

Life has changed so much since the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading in the United States. And each person has a story to tell. We want to hear yours.

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American Rescue Plan Improves Senior Health and Financial Security

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Mar 7, 2021

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

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Feb 8, 2021

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Hopeful News about COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments

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Congress Recesses with More Work to Be Done

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Remaining Connected as the Pandemic Continues

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Jun 22, 2020

COVID-19 Fraud: A Warning from the Senior Medicare Patrol

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Virtual Classes for Older Adults: Here to Stay

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Apr 16, 2020

The Alarming Inequities of COVID-19

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COVID-19, My Grandma, and My 401K

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