National Council on Aging

Rating: 4.83 stars   87 reviews

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

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review
Donate
Invite Reviews Share This Nonprofit

More Info

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

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Reviews for National Council on Aging

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

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.

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

NCOA is THE one-stop shop for resources on aging, whether you are a service provider, advocate, older adult, caregiver, or have another interest in the field. If you are 55+, or are helping someone who is that age range, try out the Economic CheckUp. It is great for assessing your economic well-being and helping you reach greater economic security.

 
Flag review
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

We are a funder that has invested in the work of the National Council on Aging for more than 30 years. We fund thousands of nonprofits, and NCOA stands out among them for its stellar performance. We are especially proud of NCOA's development of tools for nonprofit service providers and consumers to use in moving toward greater economic security. NCOA's BenefitsCheckUp has helped more than 3.6 million seniors gain more than $13.5 billion in benefits. Its newest tool, the Economic CheckUp will now be able to help seniors develop action plans and find resources to achieve greater retirement security. An investment in NCOA is an investment in a brighter future for older persons.

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

Help the organization take to even greater scale its innovative services and tools.

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

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

4 people found this review helpful

One of NCOA's groups is the National Institute of Senior Centers. This organization has helped me stay abreast of the new trends in helping older people deal proactively and positively with the process of aging. With the increase in the number of people over 50 this is a very needed service.

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

4 people found this review helpful

I am a retired lawyer and lobbyist. Due to multiple health issues I went on disability 3.5 years ago. I spent the first three years living alone in my apartment and doing some community volunteering. However, this didn't take up much time and I was very lonely and depressed.

In February, 2015 I heard about NCOA's SCSEP program which pays seniors to work in government and NFP offices bringing their skills to these organizations. I started working in April, 2015 at the NCOA national office and it has changed my life. I am editing, writing and doing Public Relations work as I had in the past. I have been honing my editing, writing and people skills. I love my job and am very grateful to NCOA for the chance to use my skills and make some extra money.

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

3 people found this review helpful

NCOA has given me the opportunity to return to the work force and make some wonderful new friends. Their options are vast and I can't say enough good things about them.

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

2 people found this review helpful

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

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

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.

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

2 people found this review helpful

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.

 
Flag review
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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

 
Flag review
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

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.

 
Flag review