See how we’ve been improving life for older adults since 1950.

For nearly 70 years, we have made improving the lives of older adults our passion and our mission.

Originally formed in response to concerns about rising health costs and mandatory retirement, NCOA continues to champion important issues and create innovative programs that reflect our core values and that make life better for all older adults, especially those who are struggling.

Please click the timelines below to read highlights.

History Timeline: Collaborative Leadership

History Timeline: Innovative Services

History Timeline: Advocacy

History Timeline: Economic Security

History Timeline: Healthy Aging

History Timeline: Senior Centers


Leadership Awards

Our six leadership awards honor highly dedicated leaders and organizations.