The North Carolina Association on Aging (NCAOA) is an organization representing community-based service providers in the North Carolina aging network. Under the umbrella of the Association there are three peer group Alliances: the NC Senior Center Alliance, the NC Caregivers Support Alliance, and the Senior Nutrition Alliance.

The mission of the NCAOA is to represent agencies and other professionals in the field of aging who provide home & community based services, and advocate for quality programs which enable older adults and their families to live as independently as possible.

Over 100 agencies and organizations throughout North Carolina are members of NCAOA.

Join the NCAOA membership for the 2015-2016 year.

As a statewide organization, it is our goal to provide your agency staff members training opportunities that include our Annual Training Conference, Aging Boot Camp, network updates and legislative lobbying efforts. Membership benefits are seen not only in training but in registration discounts for NCAOA events. Click here to learn more.

2016 Conference Location and Dates Coming Soon!

(The Nomination Process will open in 2016 for our Annual Conference)

Service Excellence Award - This award honors an employee for the quality of direct service they provide to older adults in
their community. Candidates must be front line service delivery workers.

Guiding Star Award - This award honors a supervisor or manager for quality supervisory skills in the management
of programs and staff they provide that benefit older adults. This award recognizes their ability to supervise and motivate staff as they provide quality work in their community.

Rising Star - This award honors a rising star employee with three or fewer years of work experience in the aging network. This award recognizes their ability to take on leadership roles and an interest in the future of their organization and the field of aging.

Leadership Excellence Award - This award honors a Chief Executive/Administrative Officer for the quality of leadership and
organizational management they provide to their organization and to the aging network. Candidates must have significant year (candidate is preferred have 5 plus years of work experience) as a Chief Executive or Administrative Officer with their organization.

Reaching for the Stars – Innovative Program Award - This award honors an agency that has an innovative and creative program that is working to enrich the lives of older adults. We are looking for programs that are creative but effective in
enhancing the lives of older adults.