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National Council On Aging

Rating: 4.83 stars   86 reviews 3,080

Nonprofit Issues:

Civil Rights, Human Services, Seniors

Address:

251 18th Street South Suite 500 Arlington VA 22202 USA

Mission:

NCOA's mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling

Results:

Last year, NCOA significantly improved the health or economic security of nearly 500,000 older adults and helped struggling seniors apply for and receive over $568 million in annual benefits to help them pay for food, medicine, utilities, and more.

Target demographics:

older adults

Direct beneficiaries per year:

nearly 500,000 older adults

Geographic areas served:

communities across the country

Programs:

benefits access, job training, chronic disease self-management, falls prevention, and advocacy

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517-527-3900
http://www.ncoa.org

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The National Council on Aging is a leader in providing user friendly information and developing tools to help providers assist older adults. As a City Department of Aging we have used Benefits CheckUp for many years and are ow using the new Economic CheckUp to assist low income older adults. We have benefited greatly from the opportunities we have had to work with NCOA on the Economic Security Initiative, Accessing Benefits, Flu+You and we look forward to working with NCOA on the Age Mastery Program. NCOA is also our go to organization in analyzing policies and budgets at the national level.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The National Council on Aging is a great partner. Their work on benefits access and economic security for seniors is innovative and much-needed. They are strong advocates for our clients and for our work.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

The National Council on Aging and its expert staff provide invaluable information, resources and assistance to professionals dedicated to helping seniors live a better life. It has dedicated itself to providing seniors with information about health and wellness, nutrition, finances, and government programs that can help them make ends meet. It also advocates for the 60 and older population in Congress, a difficult-to-reach venue for many seniors and families.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

NCOA has been a leader and advocate for older adults for decades. In the past years, they have re-aligned their mission to be more meaningful I believe. One thing they do very well is they don't forget those older adults who are not urban dwellers but who live in more rural and remote areas. That is much appreciated knowing they understand the differences of those effects.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

National Council on Aging is a forward-thinking, innovative, and responsive nonprofit. I have worked with them for several years on programs like their benefits counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, etc. They have always been receptive to new ideas and gone out of their way to help my staff with issues. They provide resources, including funding, and advocacy for older adults. Thanks NCOA for all that you do!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

The NCOA is the leading voice for healthy aging and economic security, in particular for older Americans with limited means . . . Center in the Park (CIP) in Philadelphia, PA has been the beneficiary of various partnerships with the NCOA from dissemination of Flu+You to implementation of the Aging Mastery Program to increasing the utilization of the SNAP benefit by low income older adults, the partnerships in which we have engaged have enhanced and promoted positive aging for thousands of older adults. Additionally, the access to thought leaders and strategic thinking has further strengthened the capacity of senior centers, like CIP, across the nation.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

NCOA provides exemplary leadership in aging services through its programs, support and advocacy for older adults, caregivers and professionals. Its vision to improve the lives of millions of older adults is ambitious, but achievable because of staff expertise, connections with local communities through the National Institute of Senior Centers, and cutting-edge thinking.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

NCOA effectively responds to the essential needs of the aging population through strategic, long-range planning; national and community-based partnerships; advocacy; program development; and far-reaching dissemination of information for older adults and professionals. NCOA recognizes that many seniors struggle to maintain health, independence and economic security and through its mission-driven work seeks to improve the well-being of older people now and in the future. The organization is a respected national leader, but is also actively involved in local initiatives with public and private sector partners, including senior centers, healthcare providers and other aging services organizations such as AARP. The NCOA staff cares deeply about the individuals whose stories remind us that aging is never easy, and that aging without good health or enough money is nearly impossible. I am proud to be associated with NCOA as a member of the National Institute of Senior Centers, which it supports, and grateful for the ways programs like Benefits CheckUp have a positive impact in the lives of the people in my community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

let more people in local communities know about its services, programs and advocacy so more seniors could benefit.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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2 people found this review helpful

NCOA is a preeminent organization serving the elderly population of the U.S. It has been a strong advocate for all elderly and has been instrumental in helping shape policy to address aging–now and in the future. NCOA’s programs for seniors are examples of success that lead the way in America today. NCOA has been in business for 50 years and its programs and insight will be needed long into the next 50 years. NCOA’s leadership expertise and the bond of trust they have created with seniors reflect their top notch strategic and service skills, demonstrated by innovative offerings such as Benefits Check-Up helping 4.5 million older adults obtain over $15.5 billion in unclaimed benefits.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

National Council on Aging provides innovative solutions that empower older adults to address issues and challenges we often face as we age. Whether the challenge is health or financial related, NCOA provides professional tools and resources for individuals and professionals working with individuals to identify solutions that work for their particular circumstances. They also offer up to date information about legislative issues and actions impacting older adults. NCOA has been a great resource for individuals and organizations serving older adults in our community.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

NCOA has been a champion for aging issues, and an innovator for programs that make a lasting difference for older adults. They support an amazing network of professionals to highlight challenges while bringing different sectors together for solutions. Their staff remain connected and sensitive to local concerns, and their webinars have been helpful in highlighting best practices. Our local nonprofit has been strengthened through our membership with NCOA's Institute of Senior Centers and the opportunities to learn from national perspectives.

 
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