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
Disaster Recovery Fund for Seniors and Local Aging Agencies
Hurricanes Florence and Michael have left many people in our state in great need of help. In response to this need, several aging organizations and groups including the NC Association on Aging, the NC Association of Area Agencies on Aging, AARP NC, and the Coalition on Aging have partnered to establish the NC Disaster Recovery Fund for Seniors. The purpose of this Fund is to help address the unmet needs and the long-term recovery of older North Carolinians and local aging agencies. The NC Association on Aging (NCAOA) is administering the fund. On-line donations can be made at www.ncaoa.org (designate for Disaster Recovery for Seniors) or checks can be made payable to and mailed to NCAOA at PO Box 10341, Raleigh, NC 27605. In the memo line note "Disaster Fund."
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.
2019 Legislative Priorities
- Invest state dollars in
adult protective services (APS), mandated core services provided by county departments of social services to our state’s most vulnerable adults.
- Close the
health insurance coverage gap in the state.
- Increase the recurring state funding for the Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) by $7 million.
- Increase funding for the Housing Trust Fund and increase the Homestead Property Tax Exemption to help ensure older adults and persons with disabilities have safe and affordable housing.
- Conduct a comprehensive study about how the state can better support family care- givers, particularly caregivers who are in the workforce so they can continue to work.
...Read More Information About The Priorities
Comments Pertaining to CAP/DA Waiver Application - February 1, 2019
- Summary of the "State of the Coalition on Aging - September 2018
- Letter to NC DHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen on August 14, 2018 on Food Insecurity Among Older Adults in North Carolina
- August 28, 2018 Response from Dr. Cohen to Letter.
- Emergency Preparedness for Seniors Resources:
- 2018 Budget Bill (SB 99) Provisions of Particular Interest to Aging Advocates
- Notes for Talking Points for Aging Policy Listening Sessions - May/June 2018 ...read notes
NC Coalition on Aging - P.O. Box 12762 - Raleigh, NC 27605
General Inquiries - email@example.com
Coalition Executive Director - Mary Bethel - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Friday June 28, 2019 ...More Details
Other Meetings of Interest
May 2019 - Older Americans Month Theme: Connect, Create, Contribute. Visit oam.acl.gov in early 2019 for more information.
May 28, 2019 - Care4Carolina Meeting - Winston-Salem, Site to be announced – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
June 2-5, 2019 -
2019 AIRS I&R Training and Education Conference - Atlanta, Georgia
...more meetings of interest
April News Edition Highlights...
- Good News! The Coalition is excited to report that we have received approval from the IRS of our 501(c)3 application. We have been approved as a public charity, effective November 16, 2018, under IRS Statute 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi). With this approval donors can deduct contributions they make to the Coalition, and the Coalition is now qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devices, transfers or gifts. This is an important step for the Coalition as we move forward to strengthen the Coalition and possibly broaden our revenue streams.
- Rep. Donna White Slated for April Coalition Meeting:
The Coalition is pleased that Rep. Donna White (R-Johnston) will be the speaker for the April 26 Coalition meeting. Rep. White is a Vice-Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, a Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, a Chair of the House Health Committee, and a member of the House Committee on Aging.
...Read the April 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.