About the National Council on Aging
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About NCOA


The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults and the community organizations that serve them.

Our goal is to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020.

For more than 60 years, NCOA has been a trusted voice and innovative problem-solver helping seniors navigate the challenges of aging in America.

We work with local and national partners to give older adults tools and information to stay healthy and secure, and we advocate for programs and policies to improve the lives of all seniors, especially the most vulnerable. 

Our Vision

A just and caring society in which each of us, as we age, lives with dignity, purpose, and security

Our Mission

To improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged

Our Social Impact Goal

To improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020 by:

  • Providing innovative services that significantly increase income and/or reduce expenses for low-income seniors
  • Promoting proven, cost-effective programs that improve that health of older adults
  • Serving as a national voice and advocate for public policies, business practices, and societal attitudes that improve the lives of older adults
  • Bringing together business, government, and nonprofits to collaborate nationally and locally to achieve these goals

Our History

Discover NCOA's 60+ years of service and advocacy for older adults.


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