Act Now to Contact your Legislature

Time to Contact your Legislature! For 65+ years, the National Council on Aging has advocated for Older Americans. Below are items that are a concern for aging Americans.  It is more important than ever before to be knowledgeable about these bills and let your...

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June is Men’s Health Month

Stop Cancer in its Tracks! June is Men’s Health Month! And the best way to keep men healthy as they age is to prevent diseases and chronic conditions before they can develop. That’s why Medicare offers free cancer screenings and other preventive benefits. Prostate...

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NCOA and GreenPath Provide Personalized Help to Older Adults Who Are Struggling Financially

Services to include reverse mortgage, debt, and bankruptcy counseling

Arlington, VA – With more than 61 percent of households headed by an adult aged 60+ carrying some form of debt, economic security is a real and pressing issue for millions of older Americans, even those with retirement savings.
Two trusted nonprofit organizations—the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and GreenPath Financial Wellness—are joining forces to help struggling financial seniors. Through a new partnership, NCOA and GreenPath are providing older adults with unbiased reverse mortgage, debt and bankruptcy counseling, as well as money management and financial education. Continue Reading

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Older adults could increase their annual budget as much as 29 percent with readily available benefits programs.

Million Low-Income Older Adults Could Boost Their Annual Budget by One-Third
“There are more than $20 billion in available benefits that go unused annually, but often seniors don’t know how to access them. The You Gave, Now Save campaign puts that information in their hands,” said Sandy Markwood, CEO of n4a. “Area Agencies on Aging also have a vital role to play because they offer in-person counseling to not only help older adults understand their benefits, but also to encourage them to use them.”

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