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
CLICK HERE to learn more about the accomplishments and contributions of each of the three.
IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OLDER ADULTS
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
- Notes for Talking Points for Aging Policy Listening Sessions - May/June 2018 ...read notes
- Comments on April 27, 2018 on Medicaid Concept Paper on North Carolina's Vision for Long-term Services and Supports under Managed Care ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read 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. ...read
- 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
- Legislation Passed in the 2017 Legislative Session of Special Interest to Aging Advocates/Members of the N.C. Coalition on Aging ...read
- Key Provisions of Budget Bill (Senate Bill 257) Related to Aging - June 21, 2017 ...read
- Key Items Related to Aging in Joint Conference Committee Report (Money Report) on Base, Capital, and Expansion Budget - June 21, 2017 ...read
- Coalition's Comments on Medicaid and NC Health Choice Transformations - Submitted to NC DHHS May 22, 2017
- Supplemental Material on Support for Home and Community Care Block Grant - (For Legislative Advocacy - May 17, 2017) ...read more
- Supplemental Material on Adult Protective Services and Guardianship in North Carolina
- A Crisis in the Making (For Legislative Advocacy - May 17,
- Statement from Coalition on Senate's Budget Proposal - (May 10, 2017)
NC Coalition on Aging - P.O. Box 12762 - Raleigh, NC 27605
General Inquiries - firstname.lastname@example.org
Coalition President - Mary Bethel - email@example.com
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Friday June 22, 2018 ...More Details
Other Meetings of Interest
The Month of May - is Older Americans Month. Visit
oam.acl.gov for materials, activity ideas, and resources to help promote and celebrate this year’s theme, Engage at Every Age.
May 13 – June 17, 2018 – Elder Abuse Awareness in North Carolina (Mother’s Day to Father’s Day)
June 3-6, 2018 - 2018 Annual Information and Referral Training and Education Conference - in Dallas, Texas
June 8, 2018 –
Alzheimer’s Association presents "Accelerating the Pace: Clinical Strategies, Research Advances, and Advocacy Efforts in Dementia" in Cary, NC at One Eleven Place (111 Realtors Way) at 8:45 a.m. (registration starts at 8:00).
June 12, 2018 – National I&A Support Center - Webinar on VA Caregiver Support. Registration required -
Register for the webinar.
June 14, 2018 - Caregiver Summit - at The Sheraton Imperial (4700 Emperor Blvd.) in Durham
from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm - Info. & Registration
...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
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.