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Helping millions age with health, security, and independence

Read our 2017 report


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.

2017 impact chart


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.


2017 impact graph

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