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COVID-19 for Advocates

Congress continues to address the COVID-19 pandemic through legislation and public policy. Get the latest on COVID-19 relief, how it impacts older adults, and actions you can take to voice your support.

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Key Resources About COVID-19 for Older Adults

Key government and community-based organizations to help you and your loved ones stay informed and protected.

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Share Your COVID-19 Story

Life has changed so much since the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading in the United States. And each person has a story to tell. We want to hear yours.

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A professional from a community-based organization is delivering a plastic cart full of fresh produce to an elderly couple during the pandemic.

Mar 3, 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 on Community-Based Organizations Serving Older Adults

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A "We Accept Supplemental Nutrition Assitance Program (SNAP)" sign appears on the window of a grocery retailer.

Feb 20, 2021

Older Adult Nutrition Month and SNAP Advocacy

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Feb 8, 2021

Aging Well for All: 2021 Public Policy Priorities for Older Adults

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Jan 11, 2021

Congress' Final Legislative Package of 2020: What's In It for Older Adults

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Dec 9, 2020

Share Your COVID-19 Story

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Nov 19, 2020

Hopeful News about COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments

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Oct 13, 2020

Congress Recesses with More Work to Be Done

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6 Ways Nonprofits Can Educate Older Voters this Election
6 Ways Nonprofits Can Educate Older Voters this Election

Oct 1, 2020

6 Ways Nonprofits Can Educate Older Voters this Election

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Sep 22, 2020

How to Vote Healthy this Election

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Aug 5, 2020

Potential Financial Impacts of COVID-19 on Older Adults

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Aug 5, 2020

Potential Financial Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Older Single-Person Households

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Jul 30, 2020

Summer Reflections on Staying Safe

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An older Asian couple is contemplating financial decisions over coffee.

May 20, 2020

Potential Financial Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Minority Older Adults

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May 20, 2020

The Heroes Act: What Is It and How Will It Provide Relief?

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Senior grandparents communicate to their grandson through closed window, trying to stay safe during the pandemic.

May 14, 2020

Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Americans during COVID-19: Evidence, Policy, and Advocacy

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May 6, 2020

Planning for the Unexpected: What You Need to Know in the Time of COVID-19

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May 6, 2020

What Congress Should Do for Low-Income Older Adults

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Apr 28, 2020

The Pandemic’s Threat to Older Workers

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Apr 23, 2020

COVID-19 and Older Adults: Support for Community-Based Physical and Behavioral Health

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Apr 16, 2020

Economic Insecurity for Older Adults in the Presence of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Apr 16, 2020

The Alarming Inequities of COVID-19

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Apr 14, 2020

Q&A on How CARES Act Payments Affect Eligibility for Benefits

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Apr 8, 2020

What Congress Has Done for COVID-19 Relief and What Might Be Next

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Mar 18, 2020

Key Resources About COVID-19 for Older Adults

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Mar 18, 2020

COVID-19 FAQs for Older Adults and Caregivers

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Mar 16, 2020

Do Your Part to Stem COVID-19: An Intergenerational Call to Action

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Jan 30, 2020

Older Adults and the 2020 Census: A Colorado Story

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