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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


Disaster Recovery Fund for Seniors and Local Aging Agencies

Hurricanes Florence and Michael have left many people in our state in great need of help. In response to this need, several aging organizations and groups including the NC Association on Aging, the NC Association of Area Agencies on Aging, AARP NC, and the Coalition on Aging have partnered to establish the NC Disaster Recovery Fund for Seniors. The purpose of this Fund is to help address the unmet needs and the long-term recovery of older North Carolinians and local aging agencies. The NC Association on Aging (NCAOA) is administering the fund. On-line donations can be made at (designate for Disaster Recovery for Seniors) or checks can be made payable to and mailed to NCAOA at PO Box 10341, Raleigh, NC 27605. In the memo line note "Disaster Fund."

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.

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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 January 25, 2019 ...More Details

Other Meetings of Interest

December 10, 2018 - NC Alliance for Health Annual Membership Meeting - Meeting at American Heart Association 10am-1pm

December 11, 2018 - Webinar on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Deeming - 2:00-3:00 pm - Click here to register.

December 12, 2018 (Reschedule Date) - Caregiver Summit at Campbell University, Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences (4350 U.S. 421 S) in Lillington from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm - Info. & Registration Click Here.

December 13, 2018 - 2nd Annual Opioids and Aging Symposium at McKimmon Center in Raleigh from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register at

...more meetings of interest


Nov. News Edition Highlights...

  • Election Update: Going into Election Day this month, a big question in North Carolina was whether Republicans could maintain their “supermajorities” in the state House of Representative and Senate. Having a supermajority means that one party controls more than 3/5 of the vote and can override a gubernatorial veto without the need for any votes from Democrats. Now almost two weeks after the election, particularly due to seats being overturned in Wake and Mecklenburg Counties, it appears that Democrats have broken the Republican supermajority in both the House and Senate. This gives Gov. Cooper significantly more leverage to negotiate on legislation. For more about this effort, review the entire November News Edition.
  • Other Election Results: As has been widely reported, voters approved four of the six constitutional amendments on the November ballot. The amendments pertaining to filling judicial vacancies and ethics and election enforcement were defeated with over 60% of voters opposing them. In the Supreme Court race, Republican incumbent Barbara Jackson lost her seat to Democrat Anita Earls. The win by Earls increases the Democrat majority on the Court from 4-3 to 5-2. Democrat candidates were also winners in the three Court of Appeals races on the ballot. There were several close Congressional races in the state, but when all the votes were counted, Republicans maintain their 10 to 3 majority in the delegation. The only newcomer to the delegation is Republican Mark Harris who beat Democrat challenger Dan McCready by almost a thousand votes. To see complete election results go to the NC Board of Elections website by clicking here.

...Read the Nov. 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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NC Coalition on Aging ByLaws

The NC Coalition on Aging is governed by Bylaws...

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Officers of the NCCOA

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Events of the NCCOA

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