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Open Enrollment Ahead

Evaluating Medicare’s New Tools for Open Enrollment

Just in time for Medicare Open Enrollment, Medicare.gov has three new web tools designed to help beneficiaries better understand and compare their coverage options. Should people with Medicare rely on the tools to pick a plan? Read our review.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: Congressional Committees Preserve Aging Services Funding for 2019

Congressional appropriators have moved their FY19 bills quickly though the committee process, and there is good news for aging services programs in both bills.

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Shining a Spotlight on Elder Abuse

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day — an important annual event that spotlights a devastating daily occurrence for millions of older adults. See what you can do to spread awareness.

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Final FY18 funding brings good news for aging services

The “omnibus” appropriations bill that the President signed on March 23 is good news for older adults and their families who rely on aging services programs. Read our summary.

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Anna Maria Chávez and U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Discuss Navigating Critical Decisions to Age Well

The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging invited NCOA to discuss the staggering number of decisions Americans have to make – often on their own – as they age. Anna Maria Chávez shares her testimony.

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Tell Congress: My Community Needs Its Senior Programs

Over the next three weeks, Congress will be discussing whether and how to fund community-based programs that help thousands of older adults every year, and are threatened with potentially drastic funding cuts. These four real-life stories show how these programs are improving lives in your community.

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Straight Talk for Seniors®: What the Administration’s FY19 Budget Request Means for Seniors

On Feb. 12, the Administration released its FY19 budget request, which outlines its funding priorities. See what it means for aging services programs.

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