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Bilingual Resources Help Older Hispanics Age Well
October is Hispanic Heritage Month, and NCOA has several Spanish-language resources to empower older Latinx individuals to improve their health and economic security. Modeled on NCOA’s respected BenefitsCheckUp®, this free and confidential tool connects Spanish-speaking older adults to billions of dollars in federal, state, local, and private benefits to pay for daily expenses such as food, medicine, utilities, and more.
Website: https://www.buscabeneficios.org/?lang=es

BenefitsCheckUp®
BenefitsCheckUp connects struggling seniors to programs that can help them afford food, utilities, medicine and more. Answer a few quick questions to start.
Website: https://www.benefitscheckup.org/

Job Announcements from the State of Colorado
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Long-Term Services & Supports State Scorecard
“A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers. The Scorecard looks across all categories to measure state-level LTSS system performance from the viewpoint of users of services and their families …” – READ MORE
Source: https://www.aarp.org/

Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be 1.3% in 2021
The 1.3% Social Security cost-of-living adjustment is smaller than the 1.6% bump to benefits retirees and other beneficiaries saw in 2020. In 2019, they received a 2.8% boost to their monthly checks.
Source: https://www.aarp.org/

NCOA Awarded $139.4 Million to Help Low-Income Older Adults Find Work
Labor Department grant provides training and a path to permanent employment
“The National Council on Aging (NCOA), a trusted national leader working to ensure that every person can age well, has been awarded $139.4 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to continue its 55-year track record of administering the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), the nation’s only jobs program specifically for low-income older adults …” – READ MORE
Source: https://www.ncoa.org/

Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors Provider Information
“Senate Bill 14-180 created the Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors under the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. The purpose of this program is to promote the health and welfare of Colorado’s low-income seniors by providing access to dental care to individuals age 60 and over who are not eligible for dental services under any other dental health care program …” – READ MORE

Instacart’s Senior Support Service
Instacart Senior Support Service is now available to help customers who are 60+ use online grocery delivery and stay safe during the pandemic. In the past month alone, we’ve brought more than 60,000 seniors online, and with the new service, helped them learn how to safely and efficiently use grocery delivery. Call 1-844-981-3433.
Instacart Help Center: https://www.instacart.com/help

Scammers Prey on Job Seekers
“The Colorado Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Section recently shared resources with Colorado Senior Lobby on how to protect yourself from scammers that prey on job seekers. Below are some of the resources they shared. This content is from their July 2020 eNewsletter ..” – READ MORE
Website: https://coag.gov/office-sections/consumer-protection/

As They Aged, They Started Businesses for People Like Them
“After working for others, some Americans find opportunities in working for themselves — while catering to people growing older …” – READ MORE
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/

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