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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Coalition Executive Director - Mary Bethel - email@example.com
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Friday February 22, 2019 ...More Details
Other Meetings of Interest
March 1, 2019 - Meals on Wheels of Wake County Mardi Gras Ball at 7:00 p.m.- Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, Raleigh, NC
March 6, 2019 - Social Work Advocacy Day at the Legislature (NASW-NC)
March 6, 2019 and 1st Wednesday of Each Month - Webinar Series: Moving Mountains, SNF Provider Training, Tools and Insight to Conquer 2019 Industry Changes. Contact Leslie at LeadingAge NC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
...more meetings of interest
Jan. News Edition Highlights...
- Start to a New Year: As 2019 begins, the partial federal shutdown shows no signs of waning; the election in our 9th Congressional district has still not been settled; our General Assembly has convened to get organized; and lawsuits concerning balance of power parameters continue. As aging consumers, providers, and advocates continue in our efforts to better serve and address the need of older North Carolinians, it promises to be an interesting and lively state of affairs for the foreseeable future as these issues and others, both known and unknown, play out in our state.
- Something Old and Something New in General Assembly:
The House and Senate returned to Raleigh for the opening of its two year session on January 9 for a one day ceremonial and organizational meeting. The Senate voted unanimously to elect Sen. Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, as Senate leader for a fifth term, and the House chose Rep. Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, as speaker for a third term. In acceptance speeches, Berger and Moore both noted that they hoped legislators can find common ground on issues such as education, hurricane relief and government efficiency. Democrats won enough seats in November to end the Republican's veto-proof majorities, giving them more leverage. For more about this effort, review the entire
January News Edition.
Jan. 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.