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Welcome to North Carolina Coalition On Aging


Our mission as a coalition is to improve the quality of life for older adults through legislative, public policy, and community actions.

...Benefits of Membership In the Coalition


Congratulations to the Coalition's 2018 Pioneer Award Winners!

Bob Jackson, Lou Wilson, & Bill Lamb are the Coalition's 2018 Pioneer Award Winners. To read about the accomplishments of the winners and to see pictures from the 2018 annual meeting and luncheon visit our Gallery.

Special Thanks to the Sponsors for our 2018 Annual Meeting/Luncheon

Platinum Sponsors
  • AARP North Carolina
  • LeadingAge North Carolina
  • NC Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program
  • We Work For Health
Gold Sponsors
  • Randolph Cloud and Associates
  • Transitions LifeCare
Silver Sponsors
  • Association for Home and Hospice Care of NC
  • NASW – North Carolina Chapter
  • North Carolina Assisted Living Association
  • The Carolinas Center
Bronze Sponsors
  • Access Dental Care
  • North Carolina Association on Aging
  • North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry
  • North Carolina Justice Center
  • North Carolina Senior Games
  • North Carolina Senior Living Association


The Coalition promotes the dignity, self-determination and well-being of North Carolina's older adults. Together, we represent more than 1 million votes in North Carolina.

2018 Legislative Priorities

  • Increase the recurring state funding for the Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) by $7 million.
  • Increase state funding and support for adult protective services (APS) and public guardianship services and conduct a comprehensive evaluation of these services.
  • In order to better support direct care workers and help reduce worker turnover, invest in the Medicaid Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults(CAP-DA) programs by increasing the reimbursement rate from $13.88 per hour to the national average of $18.82.
  • Pass legislation that will support working family caregivers and help to keep them in the workforce.

...Read More Information About The Priorities

Recent Actions...

  • Summary of the "State of the Coalition on Aging - September 2018 summary
  • Letter to NC DHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen on August 14, 2018 on Food Insecurity Among Older Adults in North Carolina letter
  • August 28, 2018 Response from Dr. Cohen to Letter. response
  • Emergency Preparedness for Seniors Resources:
  • 2018 Budget Bill (SB 99) Provisions of Particular Interest to Aging Advocates budget
  • Notes for Talking Points for Aging Policy Listening Sessions - May/June 2018 notes


NC Coalition on Aging - P.O. Box 12762 - Raleigh, NC 27605

General Inquiries -

Coalition Executive Director - Mary Bethel -

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Monthly Meeting

Friday December 7, 2018 ...More Details

Other Meetings of Interest

November 14-18, 2018 - Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts

November 27, 2018 - Giving Tuesday - one-day annual movement focused on charitable giving.

November 27-28, 2018 (Rescheduled Date)NC Conference for NC's Nonprofits (Power Play: Disruption for Good) at Sheraton Imperial Hotel at Research Triangle Park.

November 27-29, 2018 (Rescheduled Date)NC Senior Living Association 57th Convention and Trade Show at Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons/ Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, Greensboro.

...more meetings of interest


Oct. News Edition Highlights...

  • Coalition's Holds Successful Annual Meeting/Luncheon: Over 110 Coalition members and friends attended the Coalition’s annual meeting and luncheon at the NC State University Club on September 28. A highlight of the event included hearing from Howard Bedlin, Vice-President for Public Policy and Advocacy with the National Council on Aging, who provided an update on issues impacting older adults and their families and offered his perspective on emerging issues. For more information about the meeting review the entire October News Edition.
  • Hurricane Recovery: Materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that older adults are at increased risk of disease and death during disasters due to a higher prevalence of chronic conditions, physical disability, cognitive impairment, and other functional limitations. Potential limitations in mobility and barriers to transportation access can further exacerbate the challenges older adults face during emergencies. Many agencies or organizations have mobilized since Hurricane Florence to help older adults impacted by the storm. It is heartwarming to see the continuing cooperation and collaboration taking place to help those in need. To review more about this effort, review the entire October News Edition.

...Read the Oct. News Edition


Day at Legislature ... more info

Annual Meeting ... more info


The NC Coalition on Aging welcomes donations to help further our work on behalf of older North Carolinians. All donations are put back into our advocacy, public policy, and community action efforts.

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