Online Tools Help Hispanic Seniors
Last updated 1/13/2021 at 8:49pm | View PDF
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has launched BuscaBeneficios.org, a free, confidential Spanish-language online tool to connect Hispanic seniors to billions of dollars in federal, state, local and private benefits to pay for daily expenses.
The search engine is modeled after NCOA's BenefitsCheckUp, which has helped millions of older adults find billions of dollars in benefits to pay for food, medicine, utilities and more.
"Every person deserves the resources to age with dignity and economic security," said NCOA President and CEO Ramsey Alwin. "BuscaBeneficios.org is part of NCOA's commitment to aging well for all, especially Hispanic older adults who face disproportionate risks of poverty."
As part of its outreach to Hispanic older adults, NCOA has also launched Chequeo Contra Caidas, a Spanish-language online screening tool that allows older adults to assess their risk of falling - one of the greatest health risks as people age. Users receive a personalized report with culturally competent Spanish fall prevention resources, including a video, tips and handouts.
"NCOA is creating more Spanish-language content, and we are creating critical connections to Hispanic/Latinx organizations," said Vivian Nava-Schellinger, NCOA director of community partnerships and network activation.
NCOA's Spanish website also includes curated content on the COVID-19 pandemic, scams and more. For more information, visit http://www.ncoa.org/Espanol.