Annual Luncheon and Meeting

The Annual Meeting and Luncheon is a celebration of the support that the Coalition’s membership provides to older adults in North Carolina. It brings together approximately 150 thought leaders from all aging industries to enjoy a keynote speaker highlighting aging issues in North Carolina, a reflection on the past year and a discussion about the future.  The meeting will be held at the NC State University Club on September 25th. 

Attend the Meeting

Check back soon for more information on tickets, event programming, speakers and more! 

Sponsor the Annual Meeting

Sponsors of the Annual Meeting and Luncheon have the opportunity to be in front of more than 150 aging professionals from across North Carolina. With many packages to choose from, there is a sponsorship opportunity for every budget and organization. Click on the button below to learn more or email Allison Costanzo, Executive Director at to discuss ways to get involved.

Pioneer Award Winners

The Pioneer Award was established in 2016 by the NC Coalition on Aging to recognize individuals who have made long-time outstanding contributions to the field of aging in North Carolina. The Coalition is pleased to recognize the following recipients of the Award who have been long time passionate aging advocates in the state.

2019: Dr. Lisa Gwyther, MSW, LCSW, Duke Dementia Family Support Program 

2019: Dr. Althea Taylor Jones, PhD

2018: Bill Lamb

2018: Lou Wilson

2018: Robert N. “Bob” Jackson

2017: Diana “Dee” Hatch

2017: Richard “Dick” Hatch

2017: Polly Williams

2016: Dorthy Rose “Dot” Crawford