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National Council On Aging

Rating: 4.79 stars   71 reviews 2,144

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
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My participation in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), a federally funded senior employment training program administered by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), implemented through our local Community Action Program, quite literally saved my life. As a married, working professional enjoying two incomes, feeling secure with a healthy retirement plan and personal savings, I never thought I'd find myself in a situation where I did not know where the money for my next meal would come from or how I would pay the bill to keep my electric on in the middle of one of the coldest winters in decades. Things happen. Life happens. Health problems, medical bills, the loss of my husband to cancer, a major down turn in the economy. I lost everything - my spouse, my home, my retirement that I had invested in a small business that I had to close when several larger, local companies closed and laid off workers. That's when I found NCOA - SCSEP. I became a staff participant in the program, earning enough to eat healthy and maintain safe living conditions. As a staff participant, I helped other seniors in similar situations obtain training, and through the many other related services and web-based tools provided by NCOA, such as resume building tools, job searches, free online job skill courses, and information about benefits available to seniors, helped many of our participants find permanent employment. As for me, my NCOA - SCSEP participatioin helped me to network, gain additional skills, and make contacts that led to a permanent position. I am back working in the profession I love. I now have a comfortable income and a renewed self-esteem and self worth. Thank you NCOA - SCSEP!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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The NCOA staff never ceases to amaze me! They always have the latest information and take the time to assist us in growing and sustaining our programs in Colorado. The NCOA staff has also encouraged us to share our processes, procedures, successes, and lessons learned with others across the country. I count my primary contacts at NCOA , Kristie Kulinski and Albert Terrillion, as very smart and savvy friends.

COAW – the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness is a Colorado-based non-profit organization. We train instructors and leaders to deliver classes in self-management and falls prevention in their communities. We also train and consult in making the connection between health systems and community based organizations through referral systems consistent with healthcare transformation.

Working with the NCOA gives us the ability to do more today and to be more tomorrow to those we serve.

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

Quite 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?

2014

 
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I have worked within the aging field for more than a decade serving in many capacities; with both direct service provision and statewide program administration perspectives. At all levels, the National Council on Aging staff and their up-to-date online tools/resources have been a go-to source of guidance and technical assistance for me. The employees are passionate advocates for all aging Americans. The organization is a dedicated elder advocate partner: promoting forward-thinking, successful aging for current and future generations of older Americans.

 
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I have worked in aging and disabilities for more than 20 years. Each time I have developed a position description for a board or committee "advocacy" for programs services and supports is high on the list of Essential Duties. Without the National Council on Aging and the depth of understanding the organization brings to aging we would understand in a much less substantial way the issues deserving our attention.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

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NCOA provides great informational hand outs that we give our seniors! Great reads

 
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The NCOA Aging Mastery Program is an effective way to engage older adults in making small but significant changes in their lifestyle in order to improve their health. I am glad to partner with NCOA and their staff on this important program. They have been great to work with.

 
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NCOA is where I go to find the most updated information for staff education and training. They are the experts in the field of aging innovation. NCOA assists thousand of seniors and caregivers to improve their quality of life and teaches them how to advocate for what is needed to make this happen. We share the Crossroads information from this great organization with all of our senior centers throughout our county. NCOA makes us all better advocates for the seniors we serve.

 
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The NCOA's Center for Healthy Aging provides technical assistnce and support to our Chronic Disease Self-Management program funded thorugh the Administration on Community Living. Everyone at the center, without exception, has been incredibly responsive, helpful and supportive. I couldn't begin to list all the ways they've helped us, and this is only one part of NCOA's activities to educate, advocate and enhance responsive supports to behalf of older adults. Thank you NCOA for all you do. I don't know what we'd do without your wonderful support!

 
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National Council on Aging supports the health and economic well-being of older adults throughout the country and provides resources to help senior centers and other providers do the same. Their economic security initiatives and tools such as Economic CheckUp have enabled vulnerable seniors to access benefits and increase income. NCOA also empowers senior centers to achieve positive program outcomes as community focal points for people 50+ and advocates at national and local levels for policies and program funding that will benefit seniors.

 
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NCOA has been such an amazing partner for the Friendship Centers and the clients we serve in southwest Florida. Their participation in our Senior Economic Security summit early in 2013 helped us plan and launch programs addressing financial and benefits education and access.
Additionally, our senior centers have used their online Benefits Checkup and partnered in their Economic Security Initiatives when working with seniors facing some of life's most challenging times. NCOA also reached out to offer foreclosure assistance for reverse mortgage borrowers.
We have co-presented some of our work together at state and national conferences and continue to explore ways to improve the lives of seniors in our communities.
Thank you, NCOA for your leadership and collaborative spirit!! It's our privilege at the Friendship Centers to call you a partner.

 
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