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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


2017 Pioneer Award Recipients Named

The Coalition on Aging established the Pioneer Award in 2016 to recognize individuals who have made long-time outstanding contribution to the field of aging in North Carolina. This year we are pleased to recognize three long-time passionate aging advocates and leaders of the Coalition as recipients of the Award. The three recipients are Dee Hatch, Dick Hatch, and Polly Williams. CLICK HERE to learn more about the accomplishments and contributions of each of the three.


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...

  • Handouts from December 13, 2017 Meeting of the Aging Subcommittee of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services including Presentation by the Coalition's President. more
  • Handout from Presentation on Transportation and the Aging Population to the NC House Select Committee on Strategic Transportation Planning and Long Term Funding Solutions on January 8, 2018. read more
  • Proposed Program Design for Medicaid Managed Care - Comments by Coalition's President September 8, 2017...  Read Comments
  • Legislation Passed in the 2017 Legislative Session of Special Interest to Aging Advocates/Members of the N.C. Coalition on Aging more
  • Key Provisions of Budget Bill (Senate Bill 257) Related to Aging - June 21, 2017 more
  • Key Items Related to Aging in Joint Conference Committee Report (Money Report) on Base, Capital, and Expansion Budget - June 21, 2017 more
  • Coalition's Comments on Medicaid and NC Health Choice Transformations - Submitted to NC DHHS May 22, 2017 more
  • Supplemental Material on Support for Home and Community Care Block Grant - (For Legislative Advocacy - May 17, 2017) more
  • Supplemental Material on Adult Protective Services and Guardianship in North Carolina - A Crisis in the Making (For Legislative Advocacy - May 17, 2017) more
  • Statement from Coalition on Senate's Budget Proposal - (May 10, 2017) more


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

General Inquiries -

Coalition President - Mary Bethel -

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Monthly Meeting

Friday February 23, 2018 ...More Details

Other Meetings of Interest

February 21, 2018 - Modern Times, More Modern Crimes: 2018 – “In the Eye of the Storm:” How Elder Abuse, Fraud and Exploitation are Fueled by the Opioid Epidemic - from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Surf City Welcome and Visitor Center (102 N. Shore Drive) in Surf City

February 27, 2018 - Friends of Residents in Long Term Care Conversation with Friends - at New Hanover County Senior Center from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Wilmington, NC

March 1-4, 2018 - Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jan. News Edition Highlights...

  • Legislative Committee Looks at Access to Healthcare in Rural Areas: The Legislative Study Committee on Access to Healthcare in Rural North Carolina met for the first time on January 8.
  • Obamacare Enrollment: Only Florida and Texas had more people to sign up for health care through the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, than North Carolina. Nearly 524,000 state residents signed up for plan. That's down from 549,000 in 2017 and up from 513,000 in 2016. That means that about 5% of the state’s population is enrolled in Obamacare’s federally-run health insurance exchange.
  • Congress Passes RAISE Family Caregiver Act: The Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act has passed Congress with bipartisan support. A broad coalition of aging and disability organizations advocated for the passage of the legislation.

...Read the Jan. 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

Our Leadership begins with our team of officers...

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Events of the NCCOA

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