I look forward to the latest news from NCOA each week! The articles help keep me on the cutting edge of the changes occurring which I share with my co-workers and consumers that I visit. I have learned so much from the various topics that are presented and have gone on to research some things further which in turn enables me to be a better advocate for the Seniors I work with on a daily basis. As someone who works with Older Adults on a daily basis I find the NCOA an invaluable resource. Keep up the good work!
We received a grant from NCOA to offer the Aging Master Program at our Senior Center and in other facilities in the community. The participants are impressed by the content and the knowledgeable speakers. It is one of the many excellent programs and opportunities that are provided through NCOA.
This organization is a fantastic resource to seniors in that it provides services and information to improve the quality of people's lives.
As a new resident service coordinator for a seniors and disabled community, National Council on Aging is a great resource for me. I benefit from reading the online articles and information they provide to help keep me current on issues related to our aging population.
Hundreds of older adults who are participants of the Center in the Park and residents of the NW Philadelphia community and beyond have experienced the Aging Mastery Program when our Center was one of the first five in the nation to offer it a few years ago . . . . and, we have been offering it since then in addition to a digital version . . . because so many participants have made small changes in behavior in order to maintain healthier lifestyles.
As a senior center professional who has experienced NCOA over the past decade, my professional development has been enhanced and my center's capacity has increased due to being part of the NCOA network and therefore its sharing of knowledge and expertise and national perspectives.
NCOA is a great resource for professionals to keep up with changes, get trainings, and stay informed for our clients!
I often use this site when I am updating presentations that I created in the past but need current data to help inform the public about senior issues.
I use it to reaffirm how well the residents in our independent, senior, income qualified building are doing. They need to know how strong and resourceful they are and the data provided by NCOA is invaluable in helping them see this.
NCOA provides a wealth of information and resources for aging network professionals and the older adults and caregivers they serve. They are staunch advocates for aging programs.
As a partner of NCOA, I can't say enough about the resources and information they provide to educate and assist the seniors I work with. Thanks so much for all you do!
NCOA provides such a wealth of information that I frequent the website consistently and often. I have found the information accurate and up-to-date. NCOA also provides many opportunities for access to programs and benefits that serve our elderly constituents as well as our organization, a senior center. I recently attended its National Institute of Senior Centers annual conference and learned much to improve the services we offer our constituents.
A great group that does a lot of good work for low-income seniors nationwide. If you can't support them financially, get their message out to those you love.
Focused and creative organization, resulting in meaningful impact on wide spectrum of aging population needs. Led by great staff and volunteers.
Never have I seen a more dedicated group of professionals committed to improving the health and lives of older adults and those with disabilities.
I have had the extreme pleasure of working with NCOA to bring the Aging Mastery Program (AMP) to WI. The Mission and Vision of NCOA aligns with many organizations and I would strongly encourage anyone involved with aging or caregiving to collaborate with them. The Executive Director, Jame Firman, is a phenomenal visionary leader who is always on the cutting edge. He has a stellar staff of dedicated professionals that are willing to work with you on many levels. We have piloted the AMP program with 13 agencies this year and have had tremendous success and have plans to grow the program statewide. The program is reaching a group of people that were not accessing services for older adults and their caregivers. The program is a strong foundation that gives people the skill set to utilize their gift of time and age masterfully. It is fun, informative and the perfect feeder program for other evidenced-based health and wellness programs. Thank you NCOA for your outstanding work and commitment to improving the lives of millions of older adults. It is a great honor to work with such a caring and innovative organization.
Pam VanKampen, RDN, CD/Older Americans Act Consultant/Senior Center Rep. for the Greater WI Agency on Aging Resources, Inc.
NCOA should be applauded for their long-standing and outstanding commitment to healthy aging. Just last week, they hosted a webinar focused on older adult suicide prevention, which featured practical tools for senior centers, senior housing, and other community-based organizations that meet older adults where they are. That same day, the White House convened a summit on suicide prevention for older adults, demonstrating how NCOA is responding to the issues that are so important and timely. Thank you for your advocacy, your education, and for bringing people together to improve the lives of older adults and their families in meaningful ways.
The National Council on Aging provides superb resources, guidance and leading edge thinking to help professionals, caregivers, advocates and older adults understand and navigate the challenges of healthy aging in communities. Senior centers across the country and in my hometown of Wilmington, Delaware have used NCOA programs such as Benefits Check Up, Economic Check Up and Savvy Saving Seniors to enable seniors to access benefits they're eligible for, improve financial literacy and well-being, and prevent falling prey to fraud and scams. One elderly man increased his monthly income by approximately $300 through Benefits Check Up.
The NCOA leadership and Public Policy Team were instrumental in Congressional reauthorization of the Older Americans Act in 2016, which ensures that essential services will continue to be available for our nation's vulnerable elderly population.
The National Council on Aging is one of the "go to" organizations for accurate information in the field. The information is factual, compelling, and tells the human side of aging in America.
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The National Council on Aging is a leader in providing user friendly information and developing tools to help providers assist older adults. As a City Department of Aging we have used Benefits CheckUp for many years and are ow using the new Economic CheckUp to assist low income older adults. We have benefited greatly from the opportunities we have had to work with NCOA on the Economic Security Initiative, Accessing Benefits, Flu+You and we look forward to working with NCOA on the Age Mastery Program. NCOA is also our go to organization in analyzing policies and budgets at the national level.
The National Council on Aging is a great partner. Their work on benefits access and economic security for seniors is innovative and much-needed. They are strong advocates for our clients and for our work.
The National Council on Aging and its expert staff provide invaluable information, resources and assistance to professionals dedicated to helping seniors live a better life. It has dedicated itself to providing seniors with information about health and wellness, nutrition, finances, and government programs that can help them make ends meet. It also advocates for the 60 and older population in Congress, a difficult-to-reach venue for many seniors and families.