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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


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.


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.

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Recent Actions...

  • 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 more
  • Key Provisions of Budget Bill (Senate Bill 257) Related to Aging - June 21, 2017 more
  • Key Items Related to Aging in Joint Conference Committee Report (Money Report) on Base, Capital, and Expansion Budget - June 21, 2017 more
  • Coalition's Comments on Medicaid and NC Health Choice Transformations - Submitted to NC DHHS May 22, 2017 more
  • Supplemental Material on Support for Home and Community Care Block Grant - (For Legislative Advocacy - May 17, 2017) more
  • Supplemental Material on Adult Protective Services and Guardianship in North Carolina - A Crisis in the Making (For Legislative Advocacy - May 17, 2017) more
  • Statement from Coalition on Senate's Budget Proposal - (May 10, 2017) more


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

General Inquiries -

Coalition President - Mary Bethel -

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Monthly Meeting

Friday December 8, 2017 ...More Details

Other 2017 Meetings of Interest

November 17, 2017 - Meeting of Aging Subcommittee of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services at 9:00 a.m. in room 544 of the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh

November 17, 2017 - NC Eldercare Workforce Coalition Meeting at 2:00 p.m. at LeadingAge office at 222 N. Person Street in Raleigh, NC

December 8, 2017 - NC Coalition on Aging Meeting

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Oct. News Edition Highlights...

  • Annual Meeting Follow-Up: Thanks again to everyone who attended our annual meeting and luncheon on September 22 at the NC State University Club. We had a good turn out and it was a great opportunity for Coalition members to come together as a group to socialize and make connections. Dr. Jim Johnson from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School provided a most informative keynote presentation on at-risk older adults and the challenges of aging in place.
  • Federal Developments: There has been so much going on, both at the Congressional level and with Presidential actions, that the entirety of this Update could be spent reporting on happenings that have taken place during the last month. Find out more on page 3 of the October News.
  • President’s Actions to Scale Back the ACA: : New York Times reporter Haeyoun Park did a interesting article on October 12 which summaries 12 ways President Trump has acted to weaken the ACA and curtail enrollment in coverage under the law.

...Read the Oct. 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.

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NC Coalition on Aging ByLaws

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

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Officers of the NCCOA

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Events of the NCCOA

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