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February 2013Chicago

NCOA at the 2013 Aging in America Conference

NCOA staff will be presenting multiple sessions on key healthy aging topics at the upcoming Aging in America Conference March 12-16 in Chicago. Be sure to stop by and say hello!
Find us at Aging in America

Feb. 26-27: Tell Congress to stop the sequester

The Senate is expected to vote next week on a bill to avoid the sequester—a set of drastic, across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect March 1—and replace it with a balanced package of cuts and revenues to reduce the deficit. A sequester would have a severe impact on programs and services for vulnerable seniors, including health promotion and falls prevention programs. Join our Virtual Advocacy Days, Feb. 26-27, to email your Senators in favor of the bill. Watch your email next week for details!
Read the latest on the sequester

Medication safety tips and upcoming webinarmedicine

Not only are older adults more likely to use medications than younger people, but they’re also more likely to experience harmful side effects. That makes medication safety critical. Get tips on how to be safe and save money—then take a short quiz to test yourself!
Get 6 tips to manage your medicine | Register for webinar 

Senior centers play critical role in keeping older adults healthy 

Senior centers are increasingly offering on-site case management and partnering with local health care providers, according to a survey conducted by NCOA’s National Institute of Senior Centers. Nearly half of centers indicated that they provide case management services on site, with just as many identifying partnerships around behavioral health referrals.
See more survey results

Video: Are you ready to conquer a chronic illness?jay greenberg

Millions of people live every day with chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease. How can they learn to self-manage their condition and live healthier? Watch NCOA’s Jay Greenberg discuss how in this video interview.
Watch the video | Learn more about chronic conditions

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The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for older Americans—especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged—and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities. For more information, visit