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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.

...Read More Information About The Priorities

Recent Actions...

  • Notes for Talking Points for Aging Policy Listening Sessions - May/June 2018 notes
  • Comments on April 27, 2018 on Medicaid Concept Paper on North Carolina's Vision for Long-term Services and Supports under Managed Care comments
  • Comments on April 27, 2018 on Medicaid Concept Paper on Using Standardized Social Determinants of Health Screening Questions to Identify and Assist Patients with Unmet Health-related Resource Needs in North Carolina. comments
  • Handouts from the February 12, 2018 Meeting of the Aging Subcommittee of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services Including Presentations by the Following Coalition Members: the Association for Home and Hospice Care of NC, the NC Health Care Facilities Association, the NC Senior Living Association, and the NC Adult Day Services Association. more
  • 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. more
  • Proposed Program Design for Medicaid Managed Care - Comments by Coalition's President September 8, 2017 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 June 22, 2018 ...More Details

Other Meetings of Interest

June 22, 2018NC Coalition on Aging Monthly Meeting – Brown Building on Dix campus (801 Biggs Drive) at 10:00 a.m.

June 23, 2018 - Triangle EXPO for LGBTQ Aging Adults - at Five Points Center for Active Adults, Raleigh, NC

July 16-17, 2018 - Healthy Aging Summit - at Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

July 23, 2018 - 2018 Durham VA Health Care System and Community Mental Health Summit - (focus on preventing veteran suicide), 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at Durham County Department of Pubic Health

August 7, 2018 - Caregiver Summit - at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education (100 Friday Center Dr.) in Chapel Hill from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm - Info. & Registration Click Here.

August 24, 2018NC Coalition on Aging Monthly Meeting – Brown Building on Dix campus (801 Biggs Drive) at 10:00 a.m.

...more meetings of interest


May News Edition Highlights...

  • Legislature Reconvenes: The start of the short legislative session on Wednesday was anything but routine as approximately 20,000 North Carolina teachers and their supporters gathered in Raleigh for the "March for Students and Rally for Respect" and to take their message to legislators for increasing teacher pay and education spending. As the session gets underway, there is speculation that this session will truly be short in duration. For more details for this legislative session, review the entire May News Update
  • Coalition Advocacy in Short Legislative Session: As announced previously, the Coalition on Aging will have a Virtual Advocacy Day on May 22. Members are encouraged to make calls and send e-mails to their Senate and House members as well as Health and Human Service Committee leadership regarding our priority issues. Contact information for members of the Senate can be found here and for the House here.

...Read the May 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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