Great Online Resources from the National Council on Aging

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Get Ready for Flu Season!

Flu and You

Flu season is right around the corner. Do you know the best way to protect yourself and the older adults you care about?
Influenza is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease, especially for older adults. Each year in the United States, more than nine out of 10 flu-related deaths occur in people over the age of 65.
 
Vaccination is safe and effective and the best way to help protect against influenza. There are also vaccination options made specifically for adults 65 years of age and older.

Get the facts about flu and how to protect yourself >>

Discover 8 Myths about Reverse Mortgages

Have you heard about reverse mortgages, but aren't quite sure if they're legitimate or a scam?
 
Also known as Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs), reverse mortgages have become increasingly popular in recent years. As a result, many misperceptions have sprung up.
 
Reverse mortgages can be a useful financial tool for older homeowners who are looking for ways to stay in their homes longer. But they're not for everyone.

Before considering one of these loans, it pays to know the myths and facts.

Read more about reverse mortgages >>  


Five Questions to Ask the Candidates

It's election season, and politicians are looking to connect with voters, particularly seniors.
 
Now is the perfect time to make your voice heard on protecting and strengthening the health and economic security of older adults. Major decisions on the federal budget are looming soon after the election.
 
Get five questions you can ask the candidates to learn their stance on critical issues facing older adults >>