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COVID-19 for Older Adults

With the situation around the COVID-19 pandemic changing rapidly, NCOA is taking proactive steps to make sure you stay informed and follow public health guidelines to protect yourself and those around you. Learn more about the latest tips and advice.

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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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Jul 14, 2020

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Jun 22, 2020

COVID-19 Fraud: A Warning from the Senior Medicare Patrol

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Jun 12, 2020

Virtual Classes for Older Adults: Here to Stay

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May 26, 2020

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May 20, 2020

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May 13, 2020

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May 06, 2020

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

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Apr 28, 2020

The Pandemic’s Threat to Older Workers

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Apr 24, 2020

Self-Care During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Apr 22, 2020

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

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Apr 20, 2020

Make Food Safety a Priority

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Apr 16, 2020

The Alarming Inequities of COVID-19

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Apr 14, 2020

Streamlining Our Small But Mighty Food Pantry

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Apr 14, 2020

Tips for Homeowners Facing Hardship During the Pandemic

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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 08, 2020

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Apr 03, 2020

7 Tips for Managing Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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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Older Americans Are Not Expendable

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Mar 24, 2020

Where to Get Food Help Now

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Mar 18, 2020

COVID-19 FAQs for Older Adults and Caregivers

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Your Mental Health This Holiday and Beyond: 4 Steps to Combat Loneliness in Seniors

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