The Coalition develops legislative priorities to address pressing needs facing older North Carolinians. Issues are studied and debated by Coalition members at membership meetings and each year, prior to the convening of the state legislative session, a legislative agenda is established. The Coalition typically has a Legislative Advocacy Day in the spring to meet with state legislators to share our priority issues.
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NC General Assembly Adjourns 2015 Session — More Coalition work to be done in 2016. For status of 2015 Coalition legislative priorities......Read More
According to U.S. Census Bureau data from July 2010, the population of persons over age 65 (both men and women) was 1.2 million people. Among them were 148,879 people over age 85. Since 2010, the age 65 and over population has been steadily increasing with the fastest growth in the over age 85 population. In July 2013 there were 1,407,155 people over the age of 65 with 165,213 over age 85. The most recent data from July 2014 demonstrates a continuation of this trend in the future. In 2014, North Carolina's population was 9.9 million and the population over age 65 accounted for over 14% of the state's population with 1,463,362 over age 65 and 170,000 over age 85.
Since 2013, 1 in 5 adults in North Carolina was over age 60. By 2033, it will be 1 in 4 adults. By 2018, people over age 60 will account for a greater portion of the state's population than people under age 18. It is projected that in 2033 that 96 of North Carolina's 100 counties will have more people over age 65 than people between the age of 0-17; the fastest growth in the over age 65 population is projected in Wake (156%), Hoke (143%), and Union (140%).