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Welcome to North Carolina Coalition On Aging

OUR MISSION

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

 

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.

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.
  • 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...

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

CONTACT INFO

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

General Inquiries - info@nccoalitiononaging.org

Coalition President - Mary Bethel - president@nccoalitiononaging.org

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GENERAL DONATIONS..

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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UPCOMING EVENTS

Monthly Meeting

Friday August 25, 2017 ...More Details

Other 2017 Meetings of Interest

July 21, 2017 - NC Eldercare Workforce Coalition meeting at Piedmont Triad Area Agency on Aging (1398 Carrollton Crossing) in Kernersville.

August 25, 2017 - NC Coalition on Aging Meeting

August 28-31, 2017 - National Home and Community Based Services Conference - Baltimore, MD. Marriott Waterfront.

September 11-13, 2017 - 41st Annual Hospice and Palliative Care Conference at Renaissance Asheville Hotel in Asheville

September 22, 2017 - NC Coalition on Aging Meeting (Annual Meeting)

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NEWS

June News Edition Highlights...

  • Legislative Session Winding Down (Perhaps) - Budget negotiations between the state House and Senate continue this week and there is some speculation that an agreement on the budget plan for the next two years will be announced by the end of the week. Committee meetings are also picking up this week which is another indication that loose ends are being tied up so the session can wind down. A number of bills have already become law this session and before weeks end, that number is expected to grow.
  • Mark Your Calendar for Coalition’s Annual Meeting –The Coalition’s 2017 annual meeting will be held on Friday, September 22, at 12:00 noon (registration at 11:30 a.m.) at the NC State University Club located at 4200 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. Registration information about the meeting will be available next month.

...Read June News Edition - Part 1

...Read June News Edition - Part 2

PAST EVENTS

Day at Legislature ... more info

Annual Meeting ... more info

GOVERNANCE

NC Coalition on Aging ByLaws

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

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LEADERSHIP

Officers of the NCCOA

Our Leadership begins with our team of officers...

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GALLERY

Events of the NCCOA

The NC Coalition on Aging gets involved...

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