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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Civil Rights, Human Services, Seniors, Seniors Rights

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

Community Stories

78 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I look forward to the latest news from NCOA each week! The articles help keep me on the cutting edge of the changes occurring which I share with my co-workers and consumers that I visit. I have learned so much from the various topics that are presented and have gone on to research some things further which in turn enables me to be a better advocate for the Seniors I work with on a daily basis. As someone who works with Older Adults on a daily basis I find the NCOA an invaluable resource. Keep up the good work!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We received a grant from NCOA to offer the Aging Master Program at our Senior Center and in other facilities in the community. The participants are impressed by the content and the knowledgeable speakers. It is one of the many excellent programs and opportunities that are provided through NCOA.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

As a new resident service coordinator for a seniors and disabled community, National Council on Aging is a great resource for me. I benefit from reading the online articles and information they provide to help keep me current on issues related to our aging population.

2 Park S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hundreds of older adults who are participants of the Center in the Park and residents of the NW Philadelphia community and beyond have experienced the Aging Mastery Program when our Center was one of the first five in the nation to offer it a few years ago . . . . and, we have been offering it since then in addition to a digital version . . . because so many participants have made small changes in behavior in order to maintain healthier lifestyles.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

As a senior center professional who has experienced NCOA over the past decade, my professional development has been enhanced and my center's capacity has increased due to being part of the NCOA network and therefore its sharing of knowledge and expertise and national perspectives.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NCOA is a great resource for professionals to keep up with changes, get trainings, and stay informed for our clients!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I often use this site when I am updating presentations that I created in the past but need current data to help inform the public about senior issues.
I use it to reaffirm how well the residents in our independent, senior, income qualified building are doing. They need to know how strong and resourceful they are and the data provided by NCOA is invaluable in helping them see this.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NCOA provides a wealth of information and resources for aging network professionals and the older adults and caregivers they serve. They are staunch advocates for aging programs.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a partner of NCOA, I can't say enough about the resources and information they provide to educate and assist the seniors I work with. Thanks so much for all you do!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NCOA provides such a wealth of information that I frequent the website consistently and often. I have found the information accurate and up-to-date. NCOA also provides many opportunities for access to programs and benefits that serve our elderly constituents as well as our organization, a senior center. I recently attended its National Institute of Senior Centers annual conference and learned much to improve the services we offer our constituents.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A great group that does a lot of good work for low-income seniors nationwide. If you can't support them financially, get their message out to those you love.