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Date:11/13/2012

and how to select coverage during open enrollment (Oct. 15-Dec. 7). My Medicare Matters can guide people to review their prescription drug coverage and decide what plan best meets their needs.
  • Home Equity Advisor (www.homeequityadvisor.org) helps older homeowners explore how they might be able to use their home equity to stay healthy and secure as they age. More than 2,400 older homeowners have used the site's Quick Check in the past year to find solutions appropriate to their situation.
  • The Eldercare Locator (www.eldercare.gov) from n4a and the U.S. Administration on Aging offers a toll-free hotline (1-800-677-1116) and free website that help connect people to local services.
  • The Family Care Navigator from the Family Caregiving Alliance (www.caregiver.org) provides state-by-state information on government, nonprofit, and private programs for caregivers and their loved ones.
  • The VA Caregiver Support Line (www.caregiver.va.gov) at 1-855-260-3274 assists caregivers of veterans of any age with supportive services.
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    About NCOA  
    The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for millions of older adults—especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged—and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities. For more information, please visit: www.ncoa.o
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