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.
2017 Legislative Priorities and Action Taken by the General Assembly (noted in red) below ...
- Increase the recurring state funding for the Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) by $7 million. $967,549 in non-recurring funding was appropriated for each year of the biennium.
- Establish a joint legislative committee to examine issues pertaining to the state’s growing older adult population, including health care and financial security, and to make recommendations on how the state can better support North Carolinians to age with dignity.
A special provision was included in the budget bill that calls on the co-chairs of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services to consider appointing a subcommittee on aging to examine the state’s delivery of services for older adults in order to determine their needs and to make recommendations on how to address these needs. The leadership of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee established a subcommittee on aging in October of 2017. Subcommittee chairs are Rep. Josh Dobson (R - Avery, McDowell, and Mitchell) and Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R - Forsyth and Yadkin).
- Increase state funding and support for adult protective services (APS) and 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 Medicaid Personal Care Services (PCS) and Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults(CAP-DA) programs by increasing the reimbursement rate over a two year period from $13.88 per hour to the national average of $18.82. Funding was appropriated to increase the Personal Care Services rate as well as the CAP-Children hourly rate to $15.52 per hour.
- Pass legislation that will support working family caregivers and help to keep them in the workforce.
...Read More Information About The Priorities
- 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
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Coalition President - Mary Bethel - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Other Meetings of Interest
December 8, 2017 - NC Coalition on Aging Meeting
December 12, 2017 - Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services at 9:00 a.m. in room 643 of the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh
December 12, 2017 - Meeting of NC Alzheimer’s Coalition from at 1:00 p.m. at the NC Judicial Center, 901 Corporate Center Drive, Raleigh, NC
December 12, 2017 - Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Medicaid and NC Health Choice at 1:00 p.m. in Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh.
Nov. News Edition Highlights...
- Coalition Presents Comments on Community
Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA): Coalition on Aging Past President, Bill Lamb represented the Coalition at the listening session on CAP/DA hosted by the NC Division of Medical Assistance on October 31 in Raleigh.
- New Aging Subcommittee Meeting Set: The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Aging met November 17 for its first meeting.
- State DHHS Releases Requests for Information: The NC Department of Health and Human Services is asking health care providers, health plans, and other stakeholders to provide information that will help the Department transform the state Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs to managed care.
Nov. Early News Edition
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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.