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Get the latest news on public policy affecting older adults and aging programs, and find ways to take action.


Seniors Decide 2016: NCOA Toolkit

See 4 ways to participate in Seniors Decide 2016, the only presidential candidate forum focused on issues important to our nation’s older adults.

Good news: Congress protects and invests in seniors in final FY16 funding deal

Advocacy by hundreds of NCOA supporters has paid off. This week, Congress crafted a final FY16 funding package that rejects proposed cuts and even provides some increases for programs and services for older adults.

Thanks for your advocacy on aging funding!

Thanks to you, members of Congress received 7,936 letters urging them to protect and invest in aging services such as the State Health Insurance Program, Chronic Disease Self-Management Education, and Falls Prevention. Leaders are now finalizing the funding bill, and a final vote is expected next week.