NC Coalition on Aging

NC Coalition on Aging The Mission of the NC Coalition on Aging (NCCOA) to improve the quality of life for older adults through collective advocacy, education, and public policy work.

NCCOA is dynamic group of agencies/organizations/individuals that represent North Carolina’s aging populations. Together, our members work collaboratively to give voice to issues that affect older North Carolinians. The Coalition engages in a variety of activities and efforts that focus on issues of common interest across our membership.

09/08/2020

Already planning next weekend? Our friends at Dementia Inclusive Durham are sponsoring a free virtual conference this Saturday.

Discover how, together, we can continue to enhance the lives of persons living with dementia, regardless of their abilities or where they are in our community.

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Governor Roy Cooper
09/04/2020

Governor Roy Cooper

Phase 2.5 starts today at 5 PM.

Learn more about what this means below👇

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/with-covid-19-older-people-endure-seclusion-foresee-more-challenges-in-future/2020...
07/15/2020
With covid-19, older people endure seclusion, foresee more challenges in future

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/with-covid-19-older-people-endure-seclusion-foresee-more-challenges-in-future/2020/07/10/9d89b6a0-c151-11ea-b178-bb7b05b94af1_story.html

Check out this article featuring Coalition members sharing info about COVID and the impact it has had on older adults thus far. Thanks to our teammates for their insight!

“We’re at the cusp of a new world,” says a 72-year-old, one of nearly a dozen older adults who discussed the “new normal.”

07/04/2020

Happy 4th of July! Stay safe and hydrated!

Exciting news! We are hiring! Are you passionate about older adult issues in North Carolina? Do you like working with a ...
06/30/2020
Executive Director | North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

Exciting news! We are hiring! Are you passionate about older adult issues in North Carolina? Do you like working with a wide range of organizations with a common goal? Do you do your best work while at home? If so, we are looking for a new Executive Director. Please click here to learn more: https://www.ncnonprofits.org/job-postings/executive-director-108

Job Overview: The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration and management of the Coalition on Aging. The Executive Director is currently the only paid employee of the Coalition. The position will be a full-time contract position. The position is available August...

We love stories like this one of a married couple reuniting through a plastic curtain in Barcelona after more than 100 d...
06/25/2020

We love stories like this one of a married couple reuniting through a plastic curtain in Barcelona after more than 100 days apart due to COVID-19. (Photo and story from Time)

06/24/2020

We are constantly working on new ways to support older adults in North Carolina. Our membership, which is made up of a wide variety of service providers, helps shape how we advocate for our older community members. If you're interested in joining our network of more than 75 members and helping older adults in your community, please click here: http://nccoalitiononaging.org/members/

06/19/2020

Today we recognize, honor and celebrate Juneteenth.

06/01/2020

#OlderAmericansMonth has officially come to an end, but we believe we should celebrate, honor, protect and serve our older adults 365 days a year. Thanks to our members, and communities for all you do!

NC Coalition on Aging's cover photo
06/01/2020

NC Coalition on Aging's cover photo

Caregivers are critically important. During COVID, the face of caregiving has shifted. We are thankful for all caregiver...
05/29/2020
COVID-19 has made life much harder for family caregivers. Here are some of their stories

Caregivers are critically important. During COVID, the face of caregiving has shifted. We are thankful for all caregivers, especially those for older adults, and those older adults who are caregiving for younger people. Check out stories of caregivers below:
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/covid-19-has-made-life-much-harder-for-family-caregivers-here-are-some-of-their-stories

The number of Americans providing unpaid care for loved ones has been rising in recent years. The coronavirus pandemic and the associated shutdowns have made these difficult roles that much harder, increasing isolation and limiting resources. We hear stories from some of these caregivers, and Judy W...

05/27/2020

During #OlderAmericansMonth, and #COVID we want to remind everyone to check in on the older adults in their lives. Help us combat senior isolation!

05/27/2020

Have you completed your #Census2020 yet? If so, make sure your neighbors, loved ones, coworkers, and older relatives have as well! #EveryVoiceCounts #EveryoneCounts

05/26/2020

As we head into the last week of #OlderAmericansMonth we want to commend North Carolina's older adults for their contribution to our state and our country.

Helpful advice from our friends at AARP.
05/24/2020
AARP

Helpful advice from our friends at AARP.

05/22/2020

This Memorial Day weekend we thank all of those who came before us who served and protected our country. You are not forgotten.

Yesterday, Governor Cooper proclaimed  May 2020 as “Older Americans Month”. #OlderAmericansMonth recognizes the contribu...
05/19/2020

Yesterday, Governor Cooper proclaimed May 2020 as “Older Americans Month”. #OlderAmericansMonth recognizes the contributions of past and current older adults in North Carolina. We thank all older adults for their contributions to our state.

05/18/2020

Thank an older adult during #OlderAmericansMonth by tagging them in this post!

05/15/2020
AARP North Carolina

Older adults are at risk of scams, especially new ones related to COVID-19. Be diligent and make sure you are not sharing private information with random callers. Watch AARP's town hall on the issue here:

05/13/2020

We celebrate all those who came before us during #OlderAmericansMonth by thanking them for their contribution to our country.

05/12/2020

Did you know many nonprofits rely on older adults to serve as their volunteers (in some cases their primary volunteers)? During #OlderAmericansMonth we thank all of the older adults who give their time so willingly to better their communities!

05/11/2020

May is Older Americans Month and the theme this year is Make Your Mark. This theme was selected to
encourage and celebrate countless contributions that older adults make to communities. Their time,
experience, and talents benefit family, peers, and neighbors every day. Throughout this month we invite
you to tell/show us how you Make Your Mark. Start today! Comment with stories, your favorite memories
and pictures showing how you have been able to “Make your Mark”. It can something from the past,
things you are doing now, or even plans you have for the future!

NC Coalition on Aging's cover photo
05/08/2020

NC Coalition on Aging's cover photo

We spoke to the Charlotte Ledger about the issue of social isolation during the #COVID pandemic. Seniors are at a great ...
05/08/2020
Isolated During COVID-19, She Lost The Will To Live

We spoke to the Charlotte Ledger about the issue of social isolation during the #COVID pandemic. Seniors are at a great risk of experiencing social isolation due to a decrease in visitors, social services like Meals on Wheels, and being confined to their rooms in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. This issue, as a result of the pandemic, can have a ripple effect on the mental and physical health of the older adult population. Check out the article here: https://www.wfae.org/post/isolated-during-covid-19-she-lost-will-live#stream/0

When the announcement came down that visitors would no longer be allowed in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, assisted living facility where Fannie Mae Faile

05/07/2020
COVID-19 Response - NCCOA

Curious about our response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Click here to learn more about our efforts to keep #seniors in the relief and recovery discussion: http://nccoalitiononaging.org/covid-19-response/

COVID-19 and North Carolina’s Senior Population The Coalition on Aging is mindful of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on older adults and the impact that the “stay-at-home” order has on the health and well being of North Carolina’s seniors. To that end, the Coalition has put forth a seri...

Celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow by donating to the NC Coalition on Aging. During this unprecedented time, older adults need ...
05/05/2020
North Carolina Coalition on Aging - NCCOA

Celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow by donating to the NC Coalition on Aging. During this unprecedented time, older adults need a voice more than ever. The Coalition is dedicated to representing older adults in North Carolina through education, public policy and advocacy efforts which include supporting funding and legislation to keep those most vulnerable to COVID-19 healthy and safe.

#GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity to celebrate traditional Giving Tuesday (the week after Thanksgiving) during a time when nonprofits need it the most.

Please consider making a contribution to our organization which will allow us to continue to advocate for older adults in your life—community members, loved ones, friends and family.

For more information about the Coalition and our priorities during this time or to donate please go to our website at www.nccoalitiononaging.org.

Improving the quality of life for older adults in North Carolina through legislative, public policy, and community actions.

05/03/2020

There's still time to submit your #Census2020! Encourage your neighbors, loved ones, and community members (including home bound older adults) to submit also. Let's make sure #everyvoicecounts.

It's #Census2020 Awareness Week! Please make sure you remind your constituents to complete the #Census. It only takes 10...
05/01/2020

It's #Census2020 Awareness Week! Please make sure you remind your constituents to complete the #Census. It only takes 10 minutes and impacts the next 10 years! #everyvoicecounts #makeyourvoicecount

05/01/2020

We are celebrating the start of Older American's Month! Check back all May to see us highlight some of North Carolina's older adults and the great organizations who serve them. #OlderAmericansMonth

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As we reform Medicaid in NC - follow the money. While the majority of the enrollees are children and pregnant women, the money in Medicaid is largely going to long-term care facilities because we aren't doing enough to help older adults and people with disabilities stay in their homes. Sadly, this article illustrates that once in a facility - we do little to ensure that residents are able to keep their dignity in tact...We can and should do a lot better! Thanks for covering NCHealthNews and Thomas Goldsmith #healthyaging #healthyseniors #medicaid