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


Join a week of action for aging services!

NCOA and other national aging groups are sponsoring a week of action to tell Congress to protect and invest in aging services. We need your voice! Congress will be making FY16 funding decisions by Thanksgiving. TODAY, send a personalized email. Then Wednesday-Friday, call your lawmakers at 1-800-998-0198.

Congress to act on key aging services funding in November

Several critical programs for older adults still face significant funding reductions. Congress is expected to draft new FY16 appropriations in November.

4 ways to speak up for older Americans this fall

It’s another year when Congress is focused on the budget, and there is also a window to finally reauthorize the Older Americans Act. These are two national debates in which raising your voice on behalf of seniors in your community can make a difference. Read 4 things you can do now.