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Welcome to North Carolina Coalition On Aging

OUR MISSION

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.

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.

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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. ...read 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 ...read more
  • Key Provisions of Budget Bill (Senate Bill 257) Related to Aging - June 21, 2017 ...read more
  • Key Items Related to Aging in Joint Conference Committee Report (Money Report) on Base, Capital, and Expansion Budget - June 21, 2017 ...read more
  • Coalition's Comments on Medicaid and NC Health Choice Transformations - Submitted to NC DHHS May 22, 2017 ...read more
  • 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, 2017) ...read more
  • Statement from Coalition on Senate's Budget Proposal - (May 10, 2017) ...read more

CONTACT INFO

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

General Inquiries - info@nccoalitiononaging.org

Coalition President - Mary Bethel - president@nccoalitiononaging.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Monthly Meeting

Friday January 26, 2018 ...More Details

Other Meetings of Interest

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

March 14-15, 2018 - NC Association on Aging State Aging Conference at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC

March 26-29, 2018 - American Society on Aging’s 'Aging in America Conference' in San Francisco, CA.

April 10-14, 2018 - Southern Gerontological Society Meeting at Lake Lanier in Buford, Georgia

NEWS

Dec. News Edition Highlights...

  • Congress Passes Sweeping Tax Overhaul: The Senate voted along party lines by a vote of 51-48 early this morning to pass major tax reform legislation dubbed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act that has been sought by President Trump and Republican leaders. To read more about the votes, click here.
  • Lifespan Respite Voucher s Available: Reimbursement-based vouchers for $500 are available to help unpaid caregivers across the state caring for an individual with special needs of any age through the Lifespan Respite Voucher program.
  • Aging Advocates Express Concerns about Tax Bill: Many aging advocacy organizations have expressed concerns that the tax reform legislation passed will hurt older Americans in a number of ways. Read the entire December Edition  to find out more about this.

...Read the Dec. News Edition

PAST EVENTS

Day at Legislature ... more info

Annual Meeting ... more info

GENERAL DONATIONS..

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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GOVERNANCE

NC Coalition on Aging ByLaws

The NC Coalition on Aging is governed by Bylaws...

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LEADERSHIP

Officers of the NCCOA

Our Leadership begins with our team of officers...

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GALLERY

Events of the NCCOA

The NC Coalition on Aging gets involved...

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