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Senior living needs ‘substantial and immediate financial relief’ from COVID-19, leaders tell federal government

Senior living needs ‘substantial and immediate financial relief’ from COVID-19, leaders tell federal government Nursing homes were the focus at an April 30 event at the White House that was attended by AHCA/NCAL CEO Mark Parkinson, Argentum CEO James Balda and LeadingAge CEO Katie Smith Sloan. Senior living operators require “substantial and immediate financial relief” from expenses related to the...

NCOA: Senate GOP COVID-19 Relief Proposal Fails Older Americans

Urgent Need for Food, Home Care, Employment, and Digital Health Supports are Ignored Policy solutions would make access to benefits easier for low-income individuals Arlington, VA (July 28, 2020) – The National Council on Aging (NCOA), a trusted national leader working to ensure that every person can age well, released a statement regarding the Republican Senate COVID-19 proposal put forth this...

NCOA Study: 3 Million Low-Income Older Adults Face Systemic Obstacles to Programs that Help Pay for Health Care

NCOA Study: 3 Million Low-Income Older Adults Face Systemic Obstacles to Programs that Help Pay for Health Care Policy solutions would make access to benefits easier for low-income individuals Arlington, VA, June 22, 2020 — Today, the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a trusted national leader working to ensure that every person can age well, issued a study analyzing the systemic obstacles that keep...

Staying Safe As Your City Reopens: Friends And Neighbors May Be Resuming Their Regular Activities—Should You?

Staying Safe As Your City Reopens: Friends And Neighbors May Be Resuming Their Regular Activities—Should You? Cities and counties across the country are beginning to ease or even end the regulations that closed stores, restaurants, businesses, services, and schools back in March 2020. But adults 65 years and older and those with chronic health conditions are still at high risk for contracting...

LeadingAge calls on HUD to release millions earmarked for affordable senior housing

LeadingAge calls on HUD to release millions earmarked for affordable senior housing HUD Secretary Ben Carson Critically needed COVID-19 relief funds provided by the CARES Act for affordable senior housing are long overdue to ensure the safety of at-risk populations and staff, according to LeadingAge. Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO of LeadingAge, took the Department of Housing and Urban Development...

Photo Contest Showcases the Richness of Aging Well in America

Photo Contest Showcases the Richness of Aging Well in America By: Armando Trull, Media Relations Manager, NCOA.org Winners chosen for their artistic and dignified portraits of older adults Arlington, VA, June 16, 2020 — For its 2020 Age+Action Virtual Conference, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) invited photographers and artists from around the country to submit work exploring the artistic...

Lockdown Got You Feeling Low? Yoga May Help

Lockdown Got You Feeling Low? Yoga May Help

COVID Test Scam Targets Elderly By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter, MedicineNet.com THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many people under stay-at-home orders have turned to online yoga as a way to manage the stress. And a new research review suggests they’re onto something. The review, of 19 clinical trials, focused on the benefits of yoga for people with...

COVID Test Scam Targets Elderly

COVID Test Scam Targets Elderly

COVID Test Scam Targets Elderly by Geebo via Greg’s Corner During the current crisis, the elderly are not only the most vulnerable to the virus but could also be the most vulnerable to coronavirus related scams. Once again, an old scam has been repurposed for the global pandemic and it involves seniors’ healthcare. According to the Better Business Bureau, scammers are posing as...

The True Scope of Financial Insecurity in Retirement

The True Scope of Financial Insecurity in Retirement How you can help staff streamline external communication efforts during COVID-19. Much has been written about the retirement crisis facing Americans—how people are living longer but saving less. NCOA worked with the LeadingAge LTSS Center @ UMass Boston and Nationwide to examine both the challenge and potential solutions. The 80%: The True Scope of...

White House Offers ‘Practically Nothing’ to Assisted Living, Pledges Nursing Home Aid

White House Offers ‘Practically Nothing’ to Assisted Living, Pledges Nursing Home Aid by Tim Regan via Senior Housing News  President Donald Trump praised his administration’s efforts in protecting older adults from Covid-19 — but LeadingAge, an association of non-profit senior service providers, believes far more must be done. Trump announced the federal government’s...

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