Helping millions age with health, security, and independence

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Leader. Innovator. Advocate. Social entrepreneur. NCOA plays all of these roles in our quest to improve the lives of millions of older adults. For 65 years, NCOA has systematically tackled some of the biggest challenges facing America’s older adults, especially those who are struggling.

Our strategy is simple: Identify critical issues; address them through a combination of collaborative leadership, innovative services, advocacy, and social enterprise; and track results. With the help of a national network of partners, we are working to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020.

Our Impact: Fiscal Year 2015

In collaboration with our community partners across the country, NCOA significantly improved the health and economic security of more than 1.4 million individuals in FY15. NCOA partners and programs are located across the country. See what’s available in your area at

In reporting our social impact each year, we count individuals served by NCOA and our partners who:

  • Realized a combined reduction in expenses and/or increase in income that equals at least $1,200 per year
  • Completed an evidence-based program that has been proven to deliver improvements to health and well-being
  • Directly benefited (as defined above) from a policy change that would not have happened without NCOA’s leadership and advocacy

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2015 NCOA Impact Report Graph