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So many of us, whether we realize it or not, are caregivers. Approximately 40 million Americans provide unpaid care to older adults and adults with disabilities—the majority of whom also juggle a job or other responsibilities. Wearing all of these hats can take its toll. Let NCOA be there for you.

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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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Jan 22, 2021

How to Write to Congress

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Jan 15, 2021

How to Get an Elected Official to Attend Your Event

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Jan 11, 2021

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

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Jan 07, 2021

Early Social Security Retirement: A Losing Proposition?

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Jan 01, 2021

Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs

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Jan 01, 2021

Exercise Programs That Promote Senior Fitness

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Jan 01, 2021

Get the Facts on Healthy Aging

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Jan 01, 2021

About the Falls Free® Initiative

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Dec 14, 2020

Effective Advocacy at Home

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Dec 02, 2020

Finding Post-Disaster Resources for Seniors

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Nov 19, 2020

Hopeful News about COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments

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Nov 03, 2020

Falls Free CheckUp

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Oct 13, 2020

Congress Recesses with More Work to Be Done

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Sep 30, 2020

You Gave, Now Save Guide to Benefits for Seniors

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Sep 22, 2020

How to Vote Healthy this Election

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Sep 15, 2020

Aging with Dignity Shouldn’t be a Stroke of Luck

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Sep 02, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 and Technology Resources

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Aug 18, 2020

How to Save Money on Medications

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Aug 03, 2020

Hospice Care for People with Medicare

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Aug 03, 2020

FAQ: Medicare Coverage of Hospice Care

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Jul 22, 2020

Congress Invests in Most Pressing Needs, But Budget Restrictions Remain

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Jul 19, 2020

Simple Ways to Check In and Show Up for Yourself

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Jul 18, 2020

Fighting Isolation With Video Visits

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Jun 03, 2020

Beyond Food and Medicine: Other Ways to Boost Your Budget

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May 29, 2020

Supporting the Seriously Ill at Home During COVID-19

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May 26, 2020

Do Not Let Life-Threatening Ailments Go Unchecked During the Pandemic

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May 14, 2020

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

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Apr 28, 2020

Medicare Changes in 2020: Facts for Consumers

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Apr 22, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and COVID-19: An Interview with Experts

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Apr 10, 2020

COVID-19, My Grandma, and My 401K

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Apr 10, 2020

COVID-19 and Medications in the News

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Apr 02, 2020

Ensuring Access to Needed Medications During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Mar 27, 2020

Getting the Care You Need via Telemedicine

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Mar 18, 2020

Staying Connected While Staying Home

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Mar 18, 2020

Encouraging Older Adults to Stay Active and Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Mar 18, 2020

COVID-19 FAQs for Older Adults and Caregivers

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Mar 18, 2020

Key Resources About COVID-19 for Older Adults

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Mar 16, 2020

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

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Feb 27, 2020

Census 2020 & Older Adults: Reaching the Hard to Reach

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Dec 01, 2019

Aging Mastery Program® Overview

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Nov 26, 2019

Family Caregivers: Part of the Falls Prevention Team

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Oct 31, 2019

How to Choose a Medicare Plan During Open Enrollment

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Oct 25, 2019

Contribute to Public Safety on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Oct 17, 2019

Genetic Testing Fraud: A Concerning Trend for Seniors

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Sep 26, 2019

Falls Prevention Is a Team Effort

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Jul 16, 2019

Fight the Heat with Hydration and Nutrition

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Elder Index Measure of Economic Security

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Apr 11, 2019

The Costs in Medicare Advantage/Part C

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Apr 02, 2019

National Volunteer Month: Doing Something Good

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Mar 30, 2019

Differences Between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

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Dec 14, 2018

Grandparents Who Care: When Grands Provide Child Care

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Nov 15, 2018

How Military Service Impacts Outlook on Aging

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Aug 30, 2018

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Jul 26, 2018

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It’s Time to Support Young Caregivers

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Energy Assistance Programs Beyond LIHEAP

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Is Healthy Aging Your Goal? A Healthy Mouth Should Be, Too

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Nov 22, 2017

Falls Prevention Conversation Guide for Caregivers

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Malnutrition May Be Hiding in Plain Sight

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Eating Well After 50: 5 Ways to Make Healthy Food Choices

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Nov 28, 2016

Hospital Transition and Discharge Planning

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Nov 03, 2016

For Older Adult Caregivers: Don't Burn Out, Find a Respite

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Sep 01, 2016

Falls Prevention Awareness in Public Transportation

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Sep 01, 2016

Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls

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Sep 01, 2016

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Sep 01, 2016

Elizabeth Goldfarb's Falls Prevention Story

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Sep 01, 2016

John Feirich's Falls Prevention Story

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Aug 30, 2016

Preventing Malnutrition After a Hospital Stay: 6 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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Aug 11, 2016

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Jun 11, 2015

Get the Facts on Osteoporosis, Falls, and Broken Bones

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May 22, 2015

6 Falls Prevention Steps to Help Your Older Loved Ones

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May 07, 2015

Food Assistance Benefits

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Be A Guest Writer for NCOA

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Energy Assistance Benefits

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Get the Facts on Falls Prevention

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Falls Prevention Success Stories

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4 Free Tools to Help Caregivers Prepare for Emergencies

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Improving Access to Transportation for Older Adults & People with Disabilities

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