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February 2014

CDSME infographicNew infographic: CDSME success!

Thanks to your help, more than 200,000 people have participated in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) program since 2006! We developed a new infographic to help you share information about the program's success. We also created a fillable PDF, so you can customize the data for your particular state.
Get the infographic | Email us to receive the fillable PDF

Real stories: workshop participants take control of their heart health

NCOA joins MillionHearts® in celebrating American Heart Month by sharing testimonials from chronic disease and diabetes self-management program participants who have hypertension and heart disease. Learn how the program has impacted their lives.
Read the testimonials | Join the Million Hearts® campaign

put pain in its placeFree toolkit on osteoarthritis

Looking for a healthy aging program to offer in your community? We have free copies of Put Pain in its Place, a toolkit NCOA developed with the Arthritis Foundation to educate older adults about osteoarthritis. The kit includes a leader's guide, poster, presentation, and more.
See how to order

Try these innovative falls prevention programs

Want to help prevent falls in your community? Two evidence-based programs—FallTalk and FallScape—have been proven to help participants recognize fall threats and take action to prevent falls. The next FallTalk training will be held Jun. 24-25 in Boulder, CO.
Learn about FallTalk and FallScape | Explore evidence-based programs

chronic conditions impactThanks to you, our impact is growing

In 2010, NCOA set a goal to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. Thanks to your support, we helped 39,000 individuals better manage their chronic conditions, 6,300 seniors prevent falls, and 29,000 seniors manage their depression in 2013!
Read more about our impact

It's AMD Awareness Month!

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness for Americans 65 and older. February is AMD Awareness Month, and Prevent Blindness America has resources to help you spread the word and stop AMD in its tracks.
Learn more


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The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults and the community organizations that serve them. Our goal is to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. For more than 60 years, NCOA has been a trusted voice and innovative problem-solver helping seniors navigate the challenges of aging in America. We work with local and national partners to give older adults tools and information to stay healthy and secure, and we advocate for programs and policies to improve the lives of all seniors, especially the most vulnerable. For more information, please visit