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Helping millions age with health, security, and independence

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Since 1950, NCOA has systematically tackled some of the biggest challenges 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.

2016 impact chart

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

  • Realized a combined reduction in expenses and/or increase in income equaling at least $1,200 per year
  • Participated in 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

2016 impact graph

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