Tools to Navigate the Challenges of Aging

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Growing old. If we're lucky, it's something all of us will face. But with age often come complex challenges, such as how to stay healthy and economically secure despite chronic conditions, limited incomes, and rising health care costs.

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The National Council on Aging (NCOA) recently relaunched its website with new tools and tips to help older adults and caregivers navigate the challenges of aging. Here are four things you can do on the new ncoa.org:    

  1. Get tips to save money. If you're struggling to make ends meet in retirement, you're not alone. In fact, one in three older Americans has trouble meeting basic expenses every month. NCOA's Economic Security section can help you access benefits to pay for daily costs, explore how to use your home equity wisely, find training and jobs, avoid scams, and better manage your money.
  2. Find programs to stay healthy. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you stay productive and maintain your independence as you get older. In NCOA’s Healthy Aging section, you'll find proven programs to help you prevent falls, manage chronic conditions like diabetes, prevent the flu each year, stay physically active, and more.
  3. Explore a library of resources. Sometimes it's hard to know what information to trust when you're searching on the web. With NCOA's extensive Resource Library, you can find unbiased facts and tips on the topics you care about most. You can filter by type of resource and topic to find fact sheets, videos, infographics, and other useful information.  
  4. Sign up for free email updates. Stay informed about the newest tips and tools for aging well by subscribing to NCOA’s free enews.

NCOA is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. Its vision is a just and caring society in which each of us, as we age, lives with dignity, purpose, and security. And its goal is to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020.