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.

2015 NCAOA Conference

The North Carolina Association on Aging will hold its Annual Training Conference on Thursday, April 30th through Friday, May 1st, 2015 at the Wilmington Convention Center.

The NCAOA Annual Training Conference is an excellent opportunity to reach a concentrated, yet diverse number of aging professionals and volunteers. Executives, direct service personnel, nurses, social workers, mid-level administrators, state administrators, county and state employees, county volunteers, and older adult leaders concerned with and working in the field of aging will attend the Conference. 

The NCAOA Training Conference is now the only state conference that offers the annual opportunity to network with those who work in the field of aging from across North Carolina in one location.  More than 200+ persons are expected to attend, making our conference large enough for quality, but small enough for good interaction among participants.

Interested in becoming a Conference Sponsor? Click here to view our 2015 Call for Sponsors Packet.  

Conference Links:

Click Here for the Conference Website

Click Here to Register Today

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The North Carolina Association on Aging is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for four Excellence in the Field of Aging Awards. These awards will be presented at the NCAOA Awards Luncheon.

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.

All Award Nominations must be submitted by Friday, April 3, 2015

Click Here for the 2015 Awards Nomination Form

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Save the Date - NC Coalition on Aging Lobby Day

Rescheduled for Tuesday, March 17th 

The Coalition has rescheduled the Advocacy Day at the General Assembly for Tuesday, March 17th to coincide with the advocacy day of the Senior Tar Heel Legislature. 

Logistics for the day are essentially the same but stay tuned in for more details. 

Please share this with members of your organization/group. If you know there are members of your group who will be participating, we need to know who they are and where they are going to be coming from. We need this information to coordinate visits to legislator's offices in teams and to make sure we have sufficient hand outs. 

If you plan to attend Lobby Day, please let us know by e-mailing NCAOA President, Janice Tyler at jtyler@orangecountync.gov

Information to Draw Attention to Our Issues Throughout the Week
If you cannot attend Lobby Day, or even if you do come, we encourage you to take the opportunity to carry out efforts in your home community to increase awareness about our issues.  The collective effort of all of us across the state can make a big difference. 

Things you might do include: 

Seek to get articles in local paper and stories on radio and TV. 
Send pictures to local newspapers of program recipients and activities.
Include articles in program newsletters about the need.
Send letters to the editor of local paper about the need for services, funding, etc.
Use social media to tell your story (ex. Do Facebook and Twitter postings daily).  
Get program recipients and their families to also do this.
Hold an "event" or activity during the week to engage the community and draw attention to issues and/or to educate the public about issues.                                                                                                                                                                            Organize a letter writing campaign and/or call in to your Representative or Senator.  
Click on the legislators name to be directed to their member page.
Visit with Legislators while they are home by those who cannot go to Raleigh for the Lobby Day.  
Take program recipients and community influencers with you on these visits.
Invite legislators to visit programs first hand to see what the services are and who is served.  

Contact information for Senators and Representatives can be found by clicking on the links. Click on the legislators name to be directed to their member page.

PUT A FACE ON THE ISSUE!