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
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - 2019 PIONEER AWARD
- Pioneer Award - Recognizes individuals who have made long-time outstanding contributions to the field of aging in North Carolina
- Click Here for More Details about the Award and Submitting a Nomination. The deadline for submission of nominations is August 23, 2019.
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.
2019 Legislative Priorities
- Invest state dollars in adult protective services (APS), mandated core services provided by county departments of social services to our state’s most vulnerable adults.
- Close the health insurance coverage gap in the state.
- Increase the recurring state funding for the Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) by $7 million.
- Increase funding for the Housing Trust Fund and increase the Homestead Property Tax Exemption to help ensure older adults and persons with disabilities have safe and affordable housing.
- Conduct a comprehensive study about how the state can better support family care- givers, particularly caregivers who are in the workforce so they can continue to work.
...Read More Information About The Priorities
- Comments on Social Services Block Grant Plan - June, 17, 2019 ...review comments
- Comments Pertaining to CAP/DA Waiver Application - February 1, 2019
- Summary of the "State of the Coalition on Aging - September 2018
- Letter to NC DHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen on August 14, 2018 on Food Insecurity Among Older Adults in North Carolina
- August 28, 2018 Response from Dr. Cohen to Letter.
- Emergency Preparedness for Seniors Resources:
- 2018 Budget Bill (SB 99) Provisions of Particular Interest to Aging Advocates
- Notes for Talking Points for Aging Policy Listening Sessions - May/June 2018 ...read notes
Friday August 23, 2019 ...More Details
Other Meetings of Interest
July 30-August 1, 2019 - 2019 NC Social Services Institute - at Hickory Convention Center in Hickory, NC
August 19-21, 2019 - National Adult Protective Services Association 2019 Conference and 1st National "Bridges to Justice" Conference - at Omni Interlocken Resort in Denver, Colorado
August 21, 2019 - LeadingAge NC Management Leadership Series: Let Your People Manage Your Process Friends Homes West, Greensboro
...more meetings of interest
June/July News Edition Highlights...
- Budget Stalemate: : On June 28, as expected, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the $24 billion state budget for FY2019-21 (H.B. 966) sent to him by the General Assembly primarily because it did not include Medicaid expansion. More on this topic -
read the entire June/July News Edition - page 1-2.
- Nonprofit Budget Provisions:
The NC Center for Nonprofits, has prepared a summary chart of key nonprofit provisions in the version of the state budget sent to Gov. Cooper and how they compare to the versions approved earlier this spring by the House and Senate.
More on this topic -
read the entire June/July News Edition- page 2.
...Read the June/July 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.
NC Coalition on Aging - P.O. Box 12762 - Raleigh, NC 27605
General Inquiries - firstname.lastname@example.org
Coalition Executive Director - Mary Bethel email@example.com
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