May is Older American’s Month

May 6, 2014

3 ways to act during Older Americans Month

May is a great time to tell Congress what matters for our nation’s seniors. We have three action alerts online where you can send an email about funding for falls prevention, elder justice, and the Older Americans Act. Take a moment and send a message on behalf of seniors today! Contact Congress

Webinar: SNAP eligibility and benefits for seniors

Join us on May 27 to understand why the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps) is such a valuable tool for seniors who are struggling to pay for food. In this second of a four-part series, learn about federal eligibility thresholds and deductions seniors can take to maximize their SNAP benefit. Sign up | Get SNAP facts for your state

Senior centers: Check out the new NCOA Crossroads!

Being a senior center director is a challenging job! Get support from your peers on the new and improved NCOA Crossroads. This free online community allows you to connect with other professionals from around the country to share ideas and solve common problems.  Join the discussion

Free online arthritis workshop

With support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, NCOA is partnering with the Arthritis Foundation to offer Better Choices, Better Health®-Arthritis free of charge. Over six weeks, participants will learn strategies to reduce pain, decrease activity limitations, and improve their ability and confidence to manage arthritis—all from the convenience of their own computer. See how seniors can sign up

Leveraging health care metrics

Listen to a recent webinar from our Center for Healthy Aging on health care metrics that can be used to leverage sustainability of and access to Chronic Disease Self-Management Education programs. The presentation includes an update on federal and state legislative advocacy efforts. Listen to the recording | Download the slides

Coming up …

  • Community First Choice Option: Hear from three states that are actively considering or implementing this program to expand home and community-based services. May 16 @ 2 p.m. ET

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