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Exercise for Seniors – Biking

If you are looking for a great low impact exercise for seniors, consider biking. Biking is both a moderate, or when desired, intense workout for strengthening legs and glutes and increasing cardiovascular fitness. One of the great things about biking … Continue reading

Encore in the News

Senior News from the NCOA

  • Social Security turns 79, but is senior poverty a thing of the past? Social Security keeps millions of seniors out of extreme poverty, but not all. Today, 15% of American seniors are still living in poverty, most of them women and people of color, according to a new report from Half in Ten and the National Senior Citizens Law Center. Issues like economic insecurity, homelessness, and hunger remain.
  • Going to the fair? Bring these 6 questions It’s county fair time, and many elected officials are sure to make an appearance. This is a great opportunity for you to ask your members of Congress what they’ve done to help seniors—beyond just fending off proposed cuts. When you head to the fair, bring our 6 questions on important aging issues.
  • Making health care data more transparent Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and senior Finance Committee member Charles Grassley (R-IA) recently asked NCOA and other advocates for new ideas to make health care data more useful and readily available. NCOA submitted recommendations that focus on data in three areas: Medicare, Medigap, and Medicaid HCBS.
  • Flu season 2014: Time to get prepared Flu season is right around the corner, and we have all the info you need to help seniors stay healthy. Join us for a free webinar on Aug. 28 to learn about this year’s Flu + You campaign. Discover why the flu is an important health issue for older adults, how you can use free Flu + You materials to empower older adults with information, and fast and easy ways to share prevention tips.
  • NCOA’s Jim Firman named to top 50 list NCOA President and CEO James Firman has been honored as one of the NonProfit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50 for the third year in a row. Highlighting his experience, the list says “there is nobody better at economic security and aging than Firman.”