Robert B. Friedland, PH.D., was the keynote speaker at our annual meeting, held at the University Club on September 23, 2016. Robert B. Friedland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration, Georgetown University and Director of the Health Policy and Management Program.
Dorothy Rose (Dot) Crawford is the 2016 Pioneer Award Recipient. For over six decades, Dot Crawford has worked to make life better for older adults in North Carolina. She began her career in the state as a social worker in 1952. She worked 32 years for the Macon County Department of Social Services, the last 26 of which she served as Director. In 1984, she retired and since that time has been a visible and effective advocate for older adults.
Rep. Donna White (right) who is accompanied by Mary Bethel, President of the Coalition on Aging, was the featured speaker at the Coalition's meeting on June 23, 2017.
NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen (far left) and Assistant Secretary of Human Services Michael Becketts addressed the April 28 2017, meeting of the NC Coalition on Aging. Also attending the meeting was Susan Perry-Manning, Deputy Secretary of Human Services (far right). They are pictured with Mary Bethel, President of the Coalition (second from right).
Members of the Coalition on Aging met with Rep. Beverly Earle, long-time legislator from Charlotte (District 101), to discuss the Coalition's legislative priorities including the request to increase the reimbursement rate for Medicaid Personal Care Services (PCS) and the Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP-DA).
Members of the Coalition on Aging met with freshman legislator, Rep. Donna White from Johnston County (District 26), about the Coalition's 2017 legislative priorities. Rep. White is no stranger to aging issues as she worked for the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services prior to coming to the legislature.