Topic: Legal & Financial

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Encouraging people to be vaccinated; the connection between loneliness and fall risk; how to avoid Social Security scams.

Where to Find Housing and Utility Assistance During COVID-19

Information and resources from The National Council on Aging (NCOA)

3 Ways to Prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment

This is the time of year when seniors should closely examine their current Medicare plans. It might be time for a change!

Scam Alert: Con Artists Prey on Coronavirus Fears

"FREE coronavirus tests!" "Donate to the Covid-19 relief fund." "Click here for some important information from the CDC." Here are tips to protect yourself and senior loved ones from fraud.

Infographic: Retirement Planning Tips

This month's infographic is a reminder of things to consider long before we plan to collect the gold watch.

Seniors Can Get Help Paying Energy Costs During the Hot Summer

The National Council on Aging shares information about benefits programs to help seniors cool their homes during this time of year.

Six Ways to Get Vision Coverage When You Retire

Many people are unaware that Medicare won't cover routine vision care or glasses. The National Council on Aging offers some alternative ideas.

Social Media Safety for Seniors

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Nextdoor can keep older adults connected with others. But there are some pitfalls to avoid.

How to Use Veterans Benefits with Medicare

November 11 is Veterans Day—a great time to remind seniors who served about getting the most out of their benefits.

"Mom Needs Care—What About My Job?"

In September we celebrate Labor Day, a good time to look at the challenges faced by millions of working Americans who are also caring for an elderly or disabled loved one.

Helping Seniors Manage Their Social Security Benefits

Representative Payees help older adults protect this important source of income.

Scams Are a Family Caregiver Issue

A growing number of seniors are defrauded by con artists who can rob them—literally—of their quality of life.

Puzzle: Protect Seniors From Fraud

Give your brain a workout with this puzzle that contains scams to watch out for, and ways to protect older adults against con artists.

May 13 – 19, 2018 Is National Women's Health Week

In this year when women in America are speaking out and being heard more than ever, there's a new recognition that gender equality is a healthcare issue.

Before Claiming Your Social Security Benefits, Think It Through

It might be tempting to file for Social Security benefits as soon as you can. But this could cost you plenty.

Get Help Paying for Hearing Aids

Medicare doesn't cover the cost of these assistive devices. The National Council on Aging shares some links to organizations that can help.

Draining the Swamp of Ageism

With our growing senior population, it's more pressing than ever to improve the ways we talk about growing older and the challenges of aging.

Aging & Caregiving in the News

Protecting seniors from a common scam; the growing caregiver burden; study shows generosity grows with age.

Top Five Fears About Growing Older

Many younger people feel apprehensive about aging. This could actually stand in the way of having the old age they would want.

Stigma Prevents Seniors from Accessing Benefits

The well-being of many older adults depends on government benefits. Yet some seniors feel ashamed to access the benefits they’ve earned.

Many Seniors Missing Out on Benefits

A new online tool helps low-income older adults pay for health care, prescriptions, food and more.

Aging and Caregiving in the News

The value of elders; exercise protects against Alzheimer's disease; when to collect Social Security

Puzzle: Senior Financial Fitness

Give your brain a workout with this month's puzzle, which contains the names of 20 great resources to protect your money.

Aging and Caregiving in the News

Seniors and robots; the value of giving advice; report shows Alzheimer's caregivers suffer financial hardship.