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Help Older Adults Prevent Falls This September

Join us September 18-24, 2022 for Falls Prevention Week, a nationwide effort to raise awareness that falls are preventable. Encourage older adults to be falls free and independent by leveraging NCOA's Falls Prevention Awareness Week Promotion Toolkit. 

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The Latest Research in Aging Services

NCOA fields surveys and analyzes the latest data to understand the shifting needs of older adults, especially those who are most at risk of health and financial insecurity. Explore our latest research reports and findings.

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Many thanks to our National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) leaders who have completed their terms on the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) Executive Committee and our incoming senior center leaders.

Jun 23, 2022

NISC Celebrates New and Outgoing Senior Center Leaders

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Jun 23, 2022

Grant Writing: How to Develop a Compelling Need Statement

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Why cognitive disorders like Alzheimer's are split from mental illness and substance use treatment, and how we can break down the silos.

Jun 23, 2022

Dementia, Mental Illness, and Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults: One Mind, Many Silos

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Jun 22, 2022

Guidelines for Operationalizing ACL Criteria for Evidence-Based Programs

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Jun 22, 2022

Apply to Become an Evidence-Based Program

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Three community-based organizations share lessons learned in improving culturally inclusive depression care for older Asian Americans.

Jun 17, 2022

Creating Inclusive Depression Care for Older Asian Americans: What Community Organizations Can Do

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An "Evidence-Based Program" banner from NCOA's Center of Healthy Aging.

Jun 16, 2022

Evidence-Based Program: Home Hazard Removal Program (HARP)

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By actively listening and adapting to the needs of the communities they serve, community-based organizations are an essential part of ensuring equitable aging for everyone.

Jun 16, 2022

Equity in Benefits: How 3 Community-Based Organizations Support Older Adults

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These tips and recommendations can help the Aging Network improve the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit.

Jun 15, 2022

The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: Opportunities for the Aging Network

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A historic investment in home care included in Senate legislation is currently under discussion. Find out how you help older adults remain healthy and independent at home.

Jun 15, 2022

3 Reasons You Should Support Home Care for Older Adults

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Jun 8, 2022

ACL Grant Reporting Requirements for Falls Prevention

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Jun 8, 2022

ACL Grant Reporting Requirements for Chronic Disease Self-Management Education

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Jun 6, 2022

Falls Prevention Programs: Saving Lives, Saving Money Infographic

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Jun 1, 2022

Falls Prevention Awareness Week Promotion Toolkit

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Jun 1, 2022

Navigating the Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Appeals Process

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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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May 27, 2022

Evidence-Based Program: Bingocize®

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May 27, 2022

Evidence-Based Program: Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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A senior man is getting exercise help from a caregiver outside, he's working on lifting a dumb bell weight for strength.

May 27, 2022

How to Contact Your State's Falls Prevention Coalition

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Senior centers are playing a key role in supporting LGBTQ older adults especially during a time of heightened social isolation and loneliness brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 26, 2022

How Can Senior Centers Better Support LGBTQ Older Adults?

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Many people are reluctant to talk about mental health, but a diagnosis is the first step toward treatment.

May 26, 2022

How to Support Loved Ones Who Have Mental Health Conditions

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A Black senior man is placing an envelope in a mailbox.

May 25, 2022

Extra Help (LIS) & Medicare Savings Programs (MSP): Mapping Those Potentially Eligible

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The Chicago-area Center on Addison senior center offers a safe space for older LGBTQ adults to find support and connect with peers.

May 24, 2022

Senior Center Spotlight: Center on Addison Supports LGBTQ Community

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Join us for this webinar to learn how to best engage with your local media and boost falls prevention education this September and year-round.

May 24, 2022

Making the Most of Your Falls Prevention Media Moment

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May 24, 2022

Kick-Off Webinar: 2022 Prevention and Public Health Fund Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Grantees

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May 24, 2022

Kick-Off Webinar: 2022 Prevention and Public Health Fund Falls Prevention Grantees

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Planning ahead and tapping into the expertise of your community members and support of local businesses will help ensure a successful falls prevention event.

May 20, 2022

How to Plan a Falls Prevention Event

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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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Talking is one of the easiest ways to create awareness and spark action. You don’t have to be a falls expert to talk with your friends, your family, or your neighbors about falls prevention.

May 19, 2022

4 Tips to Help You Talk to Older Adults About Preventing Falls

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Improving mental health care for older adults requires changes such as strengthening the mental health workforce, continued expansion of Medicare coverage of tele-health visits, parity between physical and mental health care, and increased Older Americans Act funding.

May 18, 2022

How to Improve Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Care for Older Adults

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Knowing ways to provide help and support (such as recognizing warning signs and investing in intervention training) and having access to resources can help create a network of safety for older adults who may be at risk of suicide.

May 17, 2022

How to Respond to Suicide Risk in Older Adults

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Practical and freely available clinical resources are available for behavioral health professionals who work with older adults.

May 17, 2022

Helping Mental Health Professionals Treat Older Adults

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Many mental health care provides won't accept Medicare. The Biden administration and Congress are considering strategies to modernize the Medicare program so mental health needs for older adults can be adequately met.

May 13, 2022

How to Improve Access to Mental Health Care for Medicare Recipients

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Screening women in the private sector to identify veteran status can connect them with additional resources that lead to improved health and financial security.

May 12, 2022

Older Women Veterans: How You Can Improve Their Health and Financial Security

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May 10, 2022

Medicare Savings Program Enrollment

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Health promotion workshops can help minimize social isolation and loneliness. Measuring such programs can help pinpoint what's working well.

May 4, 2022

On Your Own Doesn't Have to Mean Alone: How to Help Older Adults Stay Socially Connected

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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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Expressing concern in a non-judgmental, collaborative way can help address substance use problems in older adults.

May 3, 2022

Tips for Talking to Older Adults About Substance Use

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Transportation access should never be a barrier in exercising your right to vote. Find out how NCOA and Lyft are h

May 2, 2022

Let's Reduce Transportation Barriers for Older Adults Exercising Their Right to Vote

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May 1, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions for CDSME Grantees

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May 1, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions for Falls Prevention Grantees

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Older adults crave retirement support beyond financial planning, and organizations can provide this support to be an employer of choice and make room for high-potential talent

Apr 27, 2022

Unclogging Talent Pipelines: Developing Employees From Start to Finish

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Apr 22, 2022

How the Secure Act Will Help Secure Women's Wealth in Retirement

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Arlington Heights Senior Center offers a one-stop-shop approach to give locals age 55 and older a place for nutrition support, recreation, socialization and more

Apr 22, 2022

Senior Center Spotlight: Arlington Heights Senior Center Showcases Cooperation

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Apr 21, 2022

About the Center for Healthy Aging

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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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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.

Apr 18, 2022

Get Ready for Falls Prevention Awareness Week 2022

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Apr 15, 2022

Falls Prevention Program Participants vs. Completers: How Are They Tracked?

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Apr 11, 2022

About the Center for Benefits Access

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President Joe Biden, posted on January 26, 2022 on the White House's Facebook page, signing an Executive Order that establishes sexual harassment as an offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Apr 5, 2022

Biden's 2023 Budget Calls for Boost in Older Americans Act Funding

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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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Mar 31, 2022

Resource Guide: Remote Delivery of Evidence-based Programs

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Mar 31, 2022

Understand How Health Impacts Wealth for Women and People of Color

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Find out how Omaha-based Intercultural Senior Center evolved to offer programming and social activities with linguistic and cultural access for older adults from 20 countries.

Mar 30, 2022

Senior Center Spotlight: Intercultural Senior Center Evolves to Serve Seniors with Language Barriers

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Mar 30, 2022

How Senior Centers Can Help Older Adults Save Money

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Mar 30, 2022

How to Be A Competitive Grant Application Success Story Through Readiness

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An up close shot of a senior man is holding a few packets of pills in his hands.

Mar 28, 2022

A Conversation About MIPPA Past, Present, and Future

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A Black senior man is sitting in a group having a discussion with other older adults.

Mar 24, 2022

How to Integrate Programming into Care Settings using Community Health Workers

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An older adult woman is in line at a pharmacy, purchasing her medications.

Mar 24, 2022

LINET and Part D Extra Help

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Mar 24, 2022

Advocates Push to Restart Build Back Better Provisions

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With the right care, support and resources, people with Parkinson’s can live well for many years. Get free resources, including training and continuing education for professionals.

Mar 23, 2022

Parkinson’s Disease at a Glance and the Resources That Help

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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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Mar 18, 2022

Evidence-Based Program: CDC Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

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Mar 17, 2022

Evidence-Based Program: Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)

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A SNAP interview helps determine your eligibility and qualifies you for benefits. When you know exactly what to expect, you can go to your interview prepared.

Mar 16, 2022

How to Establish the Community Health Worker Position

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Mar 9, 2022

Understanding the Community Health Worker Referral Process

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From April 11-15, 2022, join us in creating awareness and helping older adults find ways to save by downloading our sample posters, social media graphics, and other tools to tailor the campaign in your area.

Mar 3, 2022

How to Participate in Boost Your Budget® Week

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Mar 2, 2022

Benefits 101

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Mar 2, 2022

Falls Prevention Awareness Week Impact Reports

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Mar 1, 2022

How to Help Native Americans, Alaskans, and Hawaiians Find Medicare Savings

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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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Feb 23, 2022

How to Successfully Write Competitive Grants as a Community-Based Organization

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Older adults are sitting in a computer training session at the William Hodson Senior Center in the Bronx, NY. The William Hodson Senior Center, widely recognized as the first senior center in the U.S, was created to address social isolation, poor nutrition, and lack of support for older adults.

Feb 23, 2022

Senior Center Spotlight: William Hodson Senior Center Addresses Social Isolation for Older Adults

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Feb 22, 2022

What Is a Community Health Worker and How Do They Support Evidence-Based Programming?

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Feb 17, 2022

About Evidence-Based Programs

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Feb 11, 2022

A Call to Action to Improve Cultural Relevance and Accessibility: Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs Among American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Communities

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Feb 4, 2022

How to Make the Most of Screen Time with Your Grandkids

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Jan 31, 2022

The Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center: Helping Senior Centers Thrive in an Ever-Changing World

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Jan 27, 2022

Contracting with Medicare Advantage Plans for Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill

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Jan 26, 2022

4 Reasons to Join NCOA's National Institute of Senior Centers

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A senior woman dressed in a winter coat, hat, and gloves is holding her COVID-19 vaccination card out for a close up shot.

Jan 26, 2022

How to Keep Older Adults Safe from COVID-19 in the Winter

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An aging services professional is giving an older adult guidance on which evidence-based programs could be a good fit for her health.

Jan 24, 2022

How Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs Can Support Adults with HIV/AIDS

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Jan 21, 2022

Benefits of NISC Affiliation

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Jan 20, 2022

Part D Low Income Subsidy/Extra Help Eligibility and Coverage Chart

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Jan 20, 2022

Medicare Savings Programs Eligibility and Coverage

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Jan 20, 2022

Medicare Core Benefits Cheat Sheet

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Jan 20, 2022

Counting Income & Resources for Extra Help

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Jan 14, 2022

Data Collection Tools for Falls Prevention Programs

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Jan 13, 2022

How to Make It Easier for Older Adults to Get Energy and Utility Assistance

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Jan 13, 2022

Integrated Care for People with Medicare and Medicaid

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Jan 6, 2022

How to Collect Powerful Testimonials from Program Participants

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Jan 5, 2022

How to Customize Marketing for Programs in Indigenous Communities

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Jan 4, 2022

From Billboards to Gas Pumps: Conducting Benefits Outreach in Highly Trafficked Areas

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A SNAP interview helps determine your eligibility and qualifies you for benefits. When you know exactly what to expect, you can go to your interview prepared.

Jan 4, 2022

CDSME Participants vs. Completers: How Are They Tracked?

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Jan 3, 2022

Partnering with Fire and Emergency Medical Services to Prevent Falls

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Jan 3, 2022

Medicare Parts A and B Costs

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NCOA and Lyft have partnered again to help older adults get their shot or booster. Find out how you can book a ride to pick them up with the new NCOA ride code.

Dec 31, 2021

More Help to Get Older Adults to Vaccine and Booster Appointments

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Dec 10, 2021

What Are the Costs of Medicare Advantage?

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Dec 7, 2021

How the Home Care Provisions in Build Back Better Will Impact Families

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A senior Hispanic woman is receiving her COVID vaccine at home.

Dec 2, 2021

How to Get the COVID Vaccine and Booster to Homebound Older Adults

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Nov 30, 2021

Instructions: Walk With Ease Data Collection & Entry

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Nov 28, 2021

CDC Approves Mix and Match COVID-19 Boosters, Recommends Shot to All Older Adults

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Nov 23, 2021

Guide to Importing Data into the National Falls Prevention Database

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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 23, 2021

Use Your Home to Stay at Home

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Nov 16, 2021

How SCSEP Has Helped Older Adults Stay Employed During the Pandemic

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Nov 15, 2021

Medicare Open Enrollment Toolkit

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Nov 15, 2021

Emergency Broadband Benefit Made Permanent in Final Infrastructure Bill

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Nov 15, 2021

About the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

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Nov 9, 2021

Fund Development is Mission Critical: Securing Grants for Evidence-Based Programs

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Nov 9, 2021

Get to Know the 2020 NISC Programs of Excellence Winners

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Nov 8, 2021

Home Modification Tools and Tips to Help Prevent Falls

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Nov 4, 2021

The Role of Community Health Workers in Fighting Obesity and Chronic Disease

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Nov 4, 2021

Medicare in 2022

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Nov 1, 2021

What Medicare Part D Costs in 2022

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A senior Asian couple are practicing yoga in their living room virtually.

Oct 27, 2021

"Grand Rounds" Webinars: Health Promotion Programs and COVID-19

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Oct 27, 2021

Guide to Importing Data into the National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Database

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Oct 21, 2021

NISC's Annual Programs of Excellence

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Oct 20, 2021

Climate Change and Its Impact on Older Adults' Mental Health

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Jim Knickman, former Board Chair of the National Council on Aging.

Oct 13, 2021

You Get What You Give When You Help Older Adults, Says Jim Knickman

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Oct 13, 2021

Chronic Conditions and Fall Risk: Cross-Promoting Programs Across the Continuum of Care

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Oct 12, 2021

Tracking Health Promotion Program Guidance During COVID-19

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Oct 12, 2021

New Bill Strengthens Job Programs for Older Workers

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Oct 11, 2021

Food Sovereignty in Indian Country: Reaching Elders in Santa Clara Pueblo

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Oct 8, 2021

Medicare Part D Special Enrollment Periods

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Oct 8, 2021

Data Collection Tools for Chronic Disease Self-Management Education

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Oct 1, 2021

Meet Our Benefits Enrollment Centers (BECs)

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Oct 1, 2021

National Study of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: A Brief Overview

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Oct 1, 2021

Evidence-Based Program: Healthy Steps in Motion

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Oct 1, 2021

Evidence-Based Program: Healthy Steps for Older Adults

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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 20, 2021

Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults

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Sep 15, 2021

Turning 65? Follow Your Path to Medicare

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Sep 15, 2021

Suicide Prevention Month: Insights and Strategies for Reducing Suicide Among Older Adults

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Sep 15, 2021

Medicare and the Marketplace: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Sep 10, 2021

Tips for Grandparents Sharing Child Care

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Sep 9, 2021

Fire and Falls Webinar Series: Engaging Firefighters and EMS for Falls Prevention

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Sep 9, 2021

Evidence-Based Program: Geri-Fit® Strength Training Workout for Older Adults

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Sep 9, 2021

Evidence-Based Program: CAPABLE

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Sep 7, 2021

Business Planning & Sustainability

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Sep 7, 2021

Evidence-Based Program: A Matter of Balance

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Sep 1, 2021

Share Your Senior Center Story

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Aug 30, 2021

Budget Blueprint Proposes Historic Investments in Medicare, Medicaid

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Aug 30, 2021

How Misinformation Hurts Communities of Color Most

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Aug 30, 2021

Medicare Enrollment Periods

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Aug 26, 2021

Medicare Advantage Enrollment and Disenrollment Rules

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Aug 26, 2021

Authorization to Share and/or Exchange Data With the National Council on Aging

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Aug 26, 2021

Strengthening Falls Prevention Efforts with the Help of First Responders

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Aug 26, 2021

Optional Data Fields in the National CDSME Database

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Aug 25, 2021

Resources for Engaging Adults with Disabilities in Evidence-Based Programs

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Aug 24, 2021

Privacy and Data Security Practices

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Aug 23, 2021

How Home Equity and Cash Flow Impact Aging in Place

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Aug 20, 2021

Making Your Senior Center More Comfortable for Those with Visual Impairments

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Aug 19, 2021

Medicare Advantage Special Enrollment Periods

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Aug 17, 2021

Medicare Part D Cost-Sharing Chart

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Aug 17, 2021

Donut Hole: Who Pays What in Part D

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Aug 17, 2021

Meet the Falls Prevention Grantees

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Aug 10, 2021

House Approves FY22 Aging Services Investments

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A senior woman uses her tablet to calculate her finances while drinking hot tea.

Aug 6, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 and Technology Resources

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A senior man has a telehealth appointment with his doctor during the pandemic.

Aug 6, 2021

Resource Guide: Terminology for Virtual Programming

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A senior Black couple is walking their bulldog in the park, laughing while enjoying nature.

Aug 4, 2021

Get Ready for Falls Prevention Awareness Week 2021

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Aug 4, 2021

Meet the CDSME Grantees

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A jar filled with various coins has a sticky note with the words "Retirement" on it.

Aug 4, 2021

Addressing the Nation's Retirement Crisis: The 80%

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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 Black woman is doing band exercises in the comfort of her own home.

Aug 3, 2021

Data Collection Guidance for “Tool Kit for Active Living with Chronic Conditions”

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Jul 29, 2021

Marketing & Recruitment

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Jul 29, 2021

It's Medicare's 56th Birthday. A Time for Reflection. A Time for Change.

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An Asian senior woman is holding her tablet up, making a decision about her health.

Jul 28, 2021

Mapping Low-Income Older Adults by Race, Language, and Technology Access

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Two older women, standing outside and visiting during the pandemic, are elbow bumping while wearing masks.

Jul 28, 2021

Understanding Social Isolation and its Impact on Older Adults and Those Living with Disabilities

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Jul 28, 2021

Outreach and Recruitment

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Jul 26, 2021

Tip Sheet: Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)

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Jul 26, 2021

Cost Calculator for Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs

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Jul 21, 2021

Business Acumen “Office Hour”: Navigating Network Partnerships

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Jul 19, 2021

VA Benefits: Navigation and Caregiver Support for Those with Military Service

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

Jul 14, 2021

Get the Facts on Falls Prevention

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Jul 13, 2021

NCOA Partnership Assessment Tool

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Jul 9, 2021

It’s Time to Address Broadband Connectivity Issues for Older Adults

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Jul 9, 2021

Do’s and Don’ts for Modifying Data Collection Forms

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Jul 8, 2021

How to Help Grandparents That Are Caring for Grandkids

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Jul 2, 2021

Evidence-Based Program: Active Choices

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Jul 2, 2021

Delivery Infrastructure & Capacity

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Jul 1, 2021

Grant Opportunity for Benefits Enrollment Centers

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Jun 29, 2021

Maximizing Data and Partnerships to Enhance Evidence-Based Program Sustainability

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A senior Black woman is lifting weights in the gym with her trainer.

Jun 29, 2021

Falls Prevention Conversation Guide for Caregivers

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Jun 28, 2021

How to Partner with Libraries for MIPPA Outreach

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People with disabilities are more likely to have multiple chronic conditions, demonstrating the need for chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) programs. 

Jun 24, 2021

Creating Greater Access to Chronic Disease Self-Management Education for People with Disabilities

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Jun 17, 2021

Overview of the National CDSME Database

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Jun 17, 2021

What Is Medicaid Estate Recovery? And How Does It Work?

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Jun 15, 2021

Elder Abuse Is Intolerable. It’s Up to Each of Us to Stop It.

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Jun 10, 2021

How to Partner with Hospitals for Community-Based Services

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Jun 8, 2021

7 Medicare Advantage Quality Measures You Should Know

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Jun 8, 2021

Engage Older Adults' Cognitive Function with Art

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Jun 7, 2021

NISC Standards & Accreditation

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Jun 4, 2021

About the Falls Free® Initiative

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Jun 3, 2021

Why You Should Partner with a Federally Qualified Health Center for Evidence-Based Programs

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A young health care worker is providing support to a senior woman during a home visit.

Jun 2, 2021

Biden Budget Invests in Aging Programs

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Jun 1, 2021

Recruitment Strategies for Community-Integrated Health Networks

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A Lyft driver helps a senior man get out of the car and into a wheel chair at a COVID-19 vaccine event in Arizona.

May 25, 2021

Tips to Help Seniors Get a Lyft to Their COVID Vaccine Appointment

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May 25, 2021

The Importance of Screening for Brain Injury in Older Adults: Case Studies of Success

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May 21, 2021

Navigating Older Americans Act Title IIID During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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May 20, 2021

Contact Fellow CDSME & Falls Prevention Grantees

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May 19, 2021

Help Older Adults Get Rides to Their COVID-19 Vaccine

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May 14, 2021

Learn the Basics About Medicare

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May 13, 2021

How to Build Referral Systems for Community-Integrated Health Networks

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May 13, 2021

Health Care Contracting: Tips for Quality Assurance and Evaluation

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May 13, 2021

What Payment Models are Available for Community-Based Services?

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May 13, 2021

Accountable Care Organizations and the Benefits of Partnering for CDSME

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May 12, 2021

Connecting with your State Medicaid Agency

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May 12, 2021

Covering the Cost of Chronic Disease Self-Management Education with Medicaid

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May 6, 2021

Creating New Protocols to Serve Seniors During the Pandemic

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May 4, 2021

American Families Plan Includes Paid Family Leave

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May 3, 2021

Medicare and End Stage Renal Disease

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May 1, 2021

Business Acumen “Office Hour”: Navigating Opportunities for Medicaid Payment for Evidence-Based Programs

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Apr 23, 2021

The Top 10 Most Common Chronic Conditions in Older Adults

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Apr 12, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Awareness Webinar Series: Root Causes of Vaccine Hesitancy in Older Adults

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

Apr 12, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Awareness Webinar Series: Vaccine Access Issues Among Older Adults

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Apr 12, 2021

Federal Budget Process Begins with Biden Request

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Apr 12, 2021

Address a Significant Public Health Issue: Funding for Falls Prevention Programs

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Apr 7, 2021

Home Care Gets a Boost in American Jobs Plan

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Apr 1, 2021

Five Key Steps to Building Community-Integrated Health Networks

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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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Mar 31, 2021

7 Facts About Older Adults and SNAP

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Mar 24, 2021

Changes to Medicaid Following the Public Health Emergency

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Mar 22, 2021

Guidance from ACL: COVID-19 & Prevention and Public Health Fund Grants

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Mar 18, 2021

How You Can Help Older Adults Access Food

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Mar 17, 2021

Navigating the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Look-up Tool

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Mar 17, 2021

Opportunities to Improve Data Sharing to Support Community Health

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A senior mental health patient wearing a mask is talking to her behavioral therapist.

Mar 17, 2021

National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging Webinar Series - Transforming Mental Health and Addiction Services

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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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Senior man wearing a protective mask and gloves is taking groceries out of the bins left on his porch into his house during COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

Mar 15, 2021

Key Resources About COVID-19 for Professionals

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Mar 10, 2021

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

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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 professional from a community-based organization is delivering a plastic cart full of fresh produce to an elderly couple during the pandemic.

Mar 3, 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 on Community-Based Organizations Serving Older Adults

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Mar 2, 2021

What’s Current in Medicare Reimbursement for Evidence-Based Programs

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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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Mar 1, 2021

Get the Facts on Economic Security for Seniors

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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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Mar 1, 2021

How to Obtain a Medicare Provider Number

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Mar 1, 2021

Tips and Script for Contacting Health Care Organizations

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Feb 25, 2021

SNAP Outreach & Enrollment Tools

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Feb 24, 2021

Business Acumen “Office Hour”: Revising Your Value Proposition During COVID-19

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Feb 24, 2021

Developing Your Value Proposition: How-To Guide and Worksheet

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Feb 23, 2021

Program Staff Perspectives on Health Promotion Programs in Indigenous Communities

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Feb 23, 2021

Get the Facts on Elder Abuse

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A "We Accept Supplemental Nutrition Assitance Program (SNAP)" sign appears on the window of a grocery retailer.

Feb 20, 2021

Older Adult Nutrition Month and SNAP Advocacy

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Feb 19, 2021

Good Reasons to #GetSNAP

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Feb 19, 2021

Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

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Feb 15, 2021

Get the Facts on SNAP and Senior Hunger

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Feb 12, 2021

How to Advocate as a Nonprofit for Older Americans

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Feb 10, 2021

What is Medicare Advantage?

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Feb 10, 2021

Facts and Benefits About Senior Centers You Probably Didn't Know

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Feb 9, 2021

What Is Original Medicare (Parts A and B)?

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A senior Pacific Islander woman is standing near a river, smiling as she takes a walk in nature.

Feb 8, 2021

What American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders Say About Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs

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Feb 8, 2021

Successful Strategies & Lessons Learned from Implementing Evidence- Based Programs in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Communities

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Feb 8, 2021

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

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