About the National Council on Aging
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About NCOA

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The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging.

Our mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling.

Through innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy, NCOA is partnering with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020.

Our Vision

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

Our Mission

Improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling

Our Social Impact Goals

People aged 60+ in the United States will have:

  • Greater economic security through increased access to benefits, financial resources, and job opportunities
  • Improved health and reduced disability through greater access to proven community-based and online programs
  • Enhanced capacity to live independently in communities

Community organizations serving older adults will achieve:

  • Greater social impact, capacity, and sustainability

Public programs will:

  • More effectively meet the needs of older adults, especially those who are struggling

Our History

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

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