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
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Coalition Executive Director - Mary Bethel - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Friday April 26, 2019 ...More Details
Other Meetings of Interest
April 22, 2019 - Care4Carolina Monthly Stakeholders Meeting from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Harnett Health Sciences Center Multipurpose Room 101 (51 Red Mulberry Way), Lillington, NC
April 26, 2019 - Monthly Meeting of the NC Coalition on Aging at 10:00 a.m. in Room 104 of the Brown Building on the Dix Campus (801 Biggs Drive) in Raleigh NC
April 26, 2019 - Accelerating the Pace: Advancing the Science in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Presented by Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at One Eleven Place, 111 Realtors Way, Cary, NC
...more meetings of interest
Mar. News Edition Highlights...
- Coalition Steps Up Advocacy for Priority Issues: In the last month, the Coalition has been actively engaged in numerous efforts to advocate for our priority issues for this legislative session. Personal visits have been conducted with numerous legislators to share information on our priorities and to seek their support for legislation pertaining to our issues. Several bills have been or will be introduced relative to these priorities. For more about these issues, review the entire March News Edition.
- Bill Introduced to Reduce Wait List for Home and Community Based Services:
: Rep. Donna White (R-Johnston) took the lead to introduce legislation,
H.B. 335, to appropriate $7 million in recurring funding for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 fiscal years to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, to reduce the waiting list for Home and Community Care Block Grant (HCCBG) services statewide.
...Read the Mar. 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.