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Beyond Food and Medicine: Other Benefits to Boost Your Budget

NCOA’s BenefitsCheckUp can help you find other benefits beyond the basic necessities–such as employment, volunteer and discount programs to boost your budget and increase social engagement.

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How Aging Services Professionals are Adapting to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Judith Bendersky, the Field Supervisor at the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, answered questions about what she and her staff have experienced over the past two months serving some of the first communities to struggle with COVID-19 infections.

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Pioneering Culturally Responsive Outreach in New Mexico

For the first time, the National Council on Aging will be represented at this year’s National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Annual Convention & Marketplace. The NCAI, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the interests of tribal governments and communities.

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A Dream Becomes Reality in Service of Community

New Mexico is also one of the poorest states in the nation, which means it needs community-based and community-driven training for students to address the health needs of the people here.

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The Pay Gap is an Aging Issue

Income is tied to lots of aspects of aging, but the way that plays out once you turn 60 is very different for men and women. One major reason: the gender pay gap.

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Independence Doesn’t Mean Going It Alone

As we age, our bodies (and budgets) change. Our understanding of independence must change along with them.

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A helping hand at Thanksgiving, and all year long

For many people around the country, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. Unfortunately for many low-income older adults, the holidays can be a challenging time as they do not have the funds to purchase food for themselves.

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