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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


Congratulations to the Coalition's 2018 Pioneer Award Winners!

Bob Jackson, Lou Wilson, & Bill Lamb are the Coalition's 2018 Pioneer Award Winners. To read about the accomplishments of the winners and to see pictures from the 2018 annual meeting and luncheon visit our Gallery.

Special Thanks to the Sponsors for our 2018 Annual Meeting/Luncheon

Platinum Sponsors
  • AARP North Carolina
  • LeadingAge North Carolina
  • NC Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program
  • We Work For Health
Gold Sponsors
  • Randolph Cloud and Associates
  • Transitions LifeCare
Silver Sponsors
  • Association for Home and Hospice Care of NC
  • NASW – North Carolina Chapter
  • North Carolina Assisted Living Association
  • The Carolinas Center
Bronze Sponsors
  • Access Dental Care
  • North Carolina Association on Aging
  • North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry
  • North Carolina Justice Center
  • North Carolina Senior Games
  • North Carolina Senior Living Association


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...

  • Letter to NC DHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen on August 14, 2018 on Food Insecurity Among Older Adults in North Carolina letter
  • August 28, 2018 Response from Dr. Cohen to Letter. response
  • Emergency Preparedness for Seniors Resources:
  • 2018 Budget Bill (SB 99) Provisions of Particular Interest to Aging Advocates budget
  • Notes for Talking Points for Aging Policy Listening Sessions - May/June 2018 notes


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

General Inquiries -

Coalition Executive Director - Mary Bethel -

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Monthly Meeting

Friday October 26, 2018 ...More Details

Other Meetings of Interest

October 18, 2018 - Caring Conversations on Advance Directives Workshop - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at Capitol Financial Solutions in Raleigh. Register at

October 20, 2018 - Triangle Festival of Hope/26th Annual Walk - Sponsored by Dementia Alliance of North Carolina - 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Knightdale Station Park, Knightdale, NC

October 20, 2018 - Evening with Friends (of Residents in Long Term Care) - with Casablanca Orchestra - Glenaire Retirement Community Ballroom, 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary, NC. Go to for tickets. Call 919-782-1530 for information.

October 22-24, 2018 - 2018 Consumer Voice Conference - at Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia

...more meetings of interest


August News Edition Highlights...

  • Coalition’s Nominating Committee Presents Recommendations for Board: : At the Coalition’s monthly meeting on August 24, the Nominating Committee for the Coalition on Aging presented its recommendations of the seven individuals to serve on the Coalition’s first Board of Directors. For more information about the meeting review the entire August News Edition.
  • Addressing Senior Hunger in North Carolina: On August 14, the Coalition sent a letter to North Carolina DHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen to express our concern about the prevalence of food insecurity among our state's older citizens. In the letter we ask the Department to take the lead in addressing this challenge, and we note that the Coalition stands ready to assist the Department in any way we can to help tackle this problem. To review more about this effort, review the entire August News Edition.

...Read the August 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

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Officers of the NCCOA

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