Since 1950, NCOA has systematically tackled some of the biggest issues facing America’s older adults, especially those who are struggling. Our strategy is simple: identify challenges facing older adults; create solutions through collaborative leadership, innovative services, advocacy, and social enterprise; and bring these solutions to scale to improve millions of lives.
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 equaling at least $1,200 per year
- Completed an evidence-based program that has been proven to deliver improvements to health and well-being**
- Were able to remain in the community instead of being relocated to a nursing home**
- Directly benefited (as defined above) from a policy change that would not have happened without NCOA’s leadership and advocacy
**These measures were expanded and added in FY17 and applied retroactively.