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August 2013

How are seniors with multiple chronic conditions faring?Worried African-American senior

About 1 in 3 seniors with three or more chronic health conditions say their health in the past year has been worse than normal or the worst yet. Yet many are not investing in activities to help manage their health, citing barriers such as lack of energy and money. See more findings from our 2013 United States of Aging Survey and use the Resource Kit to start a conversation about healthy aging in your community!  
Download survey findings | Access Resource Kit

Alumni community now available to self-management grads

The San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services has partnered with NCOA to offer an online community for graduates of Stanford University’s in-person and online self-management programs (such as CDSMP, DSMP, and ASMP). The Healthier Living Alumni Community is a free online group that allows members to access tools for self-management, participate in discussion forums, get support from others, and share resources to better manage their chronic health conditions
Join the community

Get ready for National Falls Prevention Awareness DayFalls Free Coalition - NEW

The 6th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is just a month away, taking place on September 22. This year’s theme is Preventing Falls—One Step at a Time. Our website has a number of resources to help you spread the word, including a media toolkit, state proclamations, press releases, fact sheets, and more! 
Check out FPAD resources

Coming soon: New Flu+You toolkit 

Believe it or not, flu season is just around the corner, and for the second year NCOA is sponsoring Flu+You to educate older adults about the seriousness of the flu and the importance of prevention. The updated toolkit will be available for download later this month, with free printed copies of many of the materials in both English and Spanish available for order.
Learn more

Are you at risk for prediabetes?checking blood glucose

An estimated one of every three U.S. adults has prediabetes, yet just 7% of those with prediabetes know they have it. See if you’re at risk for prediabetes, and learn more about a proven program that NCOA is partnering with the YMCA to promote that helps individuals at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Take the prediabetes screening test | Learn more about the Diabetes Prevention Program


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News from the Center is published by the National Council on Aging’s Center for Healthy Aging. Your contributions and comments are welcome and should be sent to

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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