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
CLICK HERE to learn more about the accomplishments and contributions of each of the three.
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. 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.
...Read More Information About The Priorities
- Proposed Program Design for Medicaid Managed Care - Comments by Coalition's President September 8, 2017...
- Legislation Passed in the 2017 Legislative Session of Special Interest to Aging Advocates/Members of the N.C. Coalition on Aging ...read
- Key Provisions of Budget Bill (Senate Bill 257) Related to Aging - June 21, 2017 ...read
- Key Items Related to Aging in Joint Conference Committee Report (Money Report) on Base, Capital, and Expansion Budget - June 21, 2017 ...read
- Coalition's Comments on Medicaid and NC Health Choice Transformations - Submitted to NC DHHS May 22, 2017
- 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,
- Statement from Coalition on Senate's Budget Proposal - (May 10, 2017)
- Handouts from December 13, 2017 Meeting of the Aging Subcommittee of the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services including Presentation by the Coalition's President. ...read
- Handout from Presentation on Transportation and the Aging Population to the NC House Select Committee on Strategic Transportation Planning and Long Term Funding Solutions on January 8, 2018. read
NC Coalition on Aging - P.O. Box 12762 - Raleigh, NC 27605
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Coalition President - Mary Bethel - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Other Meetings of Interest
January 17, 2018 - NC Partnership to Address Adult Abuse Meeting at Triangle J Council of Governments.
March 1-4, 2018 - Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
March 14-15, 2018 - NC Association on Aging State Aging Conference at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC
Dec. News Edition Highlights...
- Congress Passes Sweeping Tax Overhaul: The Senate voted along party lines by a vote of 51-48 early this morning to pass major tax reform legislation dubbed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act that has been sought by President Trump and Republican leaders. To read more about the votes,
- Lifespan Respite Voucher s Available: Reimbursement-based vouchers for $500 are available to help unpaid caregivers across the state caring for an individual with special needs of any age through the Lifespan Respite Voucher program.
- Aging Advocates Express Concerns about Tax Bill: Many aging advocacy organizations have expressed concerns that the tax reform legislation passed will hurt older Americans in a number of ways. Read the entire December Edition to
find out more about this.
Dec. 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.