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Public Policy for Older Adults

At NCOA, we believe every person deserves to age well. Use our advocacy tools to stay healthy, secure, and independent, and get the latest policy news to take action when the time is right.
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Women & Their Finances

With years of earning less and taking time off for caregiving, women enter retirement at a major disadvantage. Read the results of two new surveys that find half of U.S. women ages 25+ are struggling financially today, and 90% or more support bipartisan policy solutions to help.

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Find information for managing ongoing mental health concerns as you age or coping with difficult emotions from grief or life changes.

Action Center

Your voice matters. Members of Congress need to hear from you—their constituents—on what issues matter most. Use NCOA's Straight Talk for Seniors® advocacy tool to help protect and strengthen the programs we all depend on as we age. 

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Mar 10, 2021

This Women's History Month We Stand on the Shoulders of Giants

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Mar 7, 2021

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

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Feb 23, 2021

Get the Facts on Elder Abuse

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Feb 8, 2021

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

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Feb 2, 2021

Thank You Letter Examples to Members of Congress

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Jan 7, 2021

A Call for Justice and Dignity

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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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Oct 13, 2020

Congress Recesses with More Work to Be Done

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Jul 22, 2020

Congress Invests in Most Pressing Needs, But Budget Restrictions Remain

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May 20, 2020

The Heroes Act: What Is It and How Will It Provide Relief?

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Apr 16, 2020

The Alarming Inequities of COVID-19

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Feb 27, 2020

Census 2020 & Older Adults: Reaching the Hard to Reach

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