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NCOA Survey: Opioid Crisis Harming Aging Community

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A new survey by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) reveals an untold story about the nation’s opioid epidemic — how the crisis is eroding the quality of life of older adults and the ability of local organizations to serve them. NCOA surveyed more than 200 community-based organizations in the aging network from 40 states and Puerto Rico. Seventy percent of local organizations ramp up response to opioid-related issues among older adults compared to two years ago. Download the report. (BeMedWise “MUST for Seniors” program is on page 20 in “Resources).

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